inevitably Claudia montero...
She was born in Buenos Aires, and started her musical education in Alberto Ginastera Conservatory in Buenos Aires, graduating in Musical Pedagogy and Composition.
In 2014, her Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra has been awared with the Latin Grammy Best Classical Contemporary Composition.
Since 1993 to the present, she has premiered all of her works.
She has received requests from soloists in the most prestigious Orchestras and Chamber Orchestras from Argentina, Spain and the rest of Europe.
The Chamber Orchestra of Buenos Aires, Crescendo Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Honorable Congress of the Nation, Jerez Chamber Orchestra, Pau Casals Orchestra, Paris Sinfonietta, Maganos Quintet (Italy), Almus Quartet (Spain), Kamer Quartet, duo Barrenechea-Head (Mexico-Spain), Billroth String Quartet, Floraleda Sacchi (harp), José Luis Ruiz del Puerto (guitar), Il Concerto academic, Quatre U, Trio Luminar (Argentina), Brouwer Trio, Wolfgang & Cuarteto Latinoamericano Weigel, American String Quartet, Symphony Neuquén, Sinfonieorchester Kusel, Orchestra of the University Hsinchu (Taiwan) University Orchestra of Taipei), Turin Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra from Salta, Tucumán Symphony Orchestra, or Rosario Symphony Orchestra have been some of the groups and orchestras that have premiered and commissioned works.
Being guest of music festivals as a composer and lecturer, she has attended to the Cagliari International Music Festival (Italy), "A Orillas del Guadalquivir" International Festival (Spain), Ayamonte’s Music Festival (Spain), Gitarrenland Festival (Germany / France) Latin American Meeting of Women in the Arts at the University of Alcalá, Havana’s International Music Festival, Series: "From the End of the World" (Taiwan), were there were performed premieres and first performances of his works, with significant impact on the media. She has conducted lectures and presentations about her works and about Argentinian Chamber Music in the Second Festival "From the Ends of the World" in the city of Bahia Blanca and Buenos Aires this year, where she attended as a composer in residence with the Orchestra University of Taipei.
She has received the Composition Awards, A Memory of René Theseus. ADOMU Awards.
She has been jury in the International Band Contests of Castellón (Valencia), INJUVE Awards (Madrid), JOCME Composition Awards and Isla Verde Bronces (Argentina).
She has taught seminars about the Argentina’s Chamber Music in the Conservatory of Trieste, Cagliari, and Udine in Italy, at the University of Alcalá (Spain), Hsing Hua University (Taiwan), concerts and case conferences on his work in Valencia (Spain), and courses on Musical Aesthetics and Analysis in Valencia.
Her works are edited in Piles Editorial, Ut Orpheus (Italy), Brotons & Mercadal editions.
Since 2002 she lives in Valencia, where she completed the Aesthetics and Musical Creativity’s Master. She’s currently working on her doctoral thesis at the University of Valencia, based on the influence of Tango and Folklore in the Argentinian Academy Music.
She is the President and Founder of the Women in the Arts Association in Valencia, were she works for the promotion and dissemination of the works of Women in the Arts, performing concerts and lectures at the Palau de la Música in Valencia, being an Alfonsina Storni’s Tribute one of her last projects, which has achieved a great international impact, developed in New York, Buenos Aires, Bremen, Luxembourg and other cities. She’s member of the IAWM (International Alliance Women in Music) and Women in Music (Spain).
She belongs to the Professorship of Music and Performing Arts of the Generalitat Valenciana, since 2003, teaching at the Composition Department, currently at the Conservatory Salvador Segui Castellon (Valencia).