Bio.

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Luis Ángel Torres Jarquín (Puebla, México 1993) is a composer who combines a wide range of possibilities and compositional techniques that express his interest in sound and performance possibilities. His compositions include pieces for orchestra, ensemble, solo instruments, vocal music and an extensive production of electroacoustic music and film music that have been premiered around the world by important ensembles, soloists and high-level performers and artists in places such as Paris, France; New York, USA; Berlin, Germany; and Mexico City, Mexico.

 

Torres began his musical career at an early age studying Piano and Composition in the Conservatory of Music in Puebla and in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Puebla (BUAP) at the same time. In 2019 Torres finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Composition in the National Institute for Fine Arts and Literature’s Music School (INBA) in Mexico City under the guidance of José Luis Castillo, renowned Composer and Artistic Director of the CEPROMUSIC ensemble, where he received for four consecutive years the Excellence Grant offered by the National Institute for Fine Arts and Literature, one of the most important acknowledgments given by this institute.

During his Bachelor ́s degree in Composition he studied composition with outstanding composers including Mario Lavista, professor of composition at the National Conservatory of Music (Mexico), and Frédéric Durieux, professor of composition at the Conservatoire of Paris (France). Furthermore, his compositions have received comments from some of the most prominent professors and composers around the world, such as Peter Ablinger and Walter Thompson.

 

In 2019, Torres obtained a Diploma in Cinematographic music appreciation and composing awarded by The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where he studied with the most renowned composers for film in Mexico City, including Eduardo Gamboa and José Navarro Noriega.