Federico Garcia-De Castro

Garcia-De Castro
Art Discipline: 
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Apr 4, 2016 to Apr 22, 2016

Federico Garcia-De Castro has lived in the US since 2001, when he moved from his native Colombia to pursue graduate studies in composition at the University of Pittsburgh. An award-winning composer, his music is programmed regularly in concerts and festivals around the world, and has been performed in ten countries, most recently in Australia, Austria, and Italy. He was featured composer at the 2015 MusicArte Festival in Panama and the 2014 Thailand International Composition Festival, among others. His most recent piece, Memoria (homage to Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa), was commissioned and premiered by Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente in their Latin American tour. Garcia-De Castro is Artistic Director of Alia Musica Pittsburgh (2007-2015), and in that capacity he has produced and conducted nine seasons of music by living composers and classics of modern music from Ives and Varèse to Berio and Haas. http://www.garciadecastro.net