Education and experience

 

Gonzalo was born in 1979 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In 1995, he began taking piano lessons with Master Roberto A. Bernardo. From 1996 to 2002 he studied tonal harmony, counterpoint, audio perceptual, analysis, instrumentation, instrumental analysis, techniques of the twentieth century, orchestration and composition with Maestro Santiago Santero. In 1999 he entered the Argentine Catholic University for musial studies with excellent performance. During his studies at the University he also took piano lessons with Master Susana Bonora. From 2003 to 2006, he studied composition with Maestro Gabriel Valverde in the Center for Advanced Studies in Contemporary Music (CEAMC), obtaining his diploma in 2006. During these years he also took private lessons in conducting with Maestro Santiago Santero and working with Ensamble Sonorama and Opera Nova (Zurich), under the PEAC in the province of Corrientes, Argentina. He has also worked as a teacher in workshops and with instrumental ensembles in the CEAMC with young musicians and composers, focusing on the collaborative work.

 

Prizes and performances

 

Gonzalo won a third prize with his piece ¨Miniatures for Quintett¨ in the International Composition Competition 2010 organized by the National Conservatory in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The same piece was selected by the European Recherche Ensemble to be interpreted in the 2010 summer courses in Darmstadt, Germany, and he was invited to participate in the Forum for Young Composers at the Festival. In 2010 he attended a workshop in composition with Maestro Gerardo Gandini as a fellow of the fellowship Melos-Gandini. Gonzalo has received a mention in the National Tribune of Composers 2010. In 2011 he has received a mention from The International composition award for brasses ensemble Isla Verde for his composition "Horizontes Reflexivos". In September 2013, his piece ¨Linarias¨ was performed at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands, by Ensemble Modelo62.

 

Gonzalo teaches piano, musical language, ear training and instrumental ensemble. He gives private lessons for beginners, both children and adults.

Reviews

Dic 2015

-Modelo Moves International Review.

A review of Modelo62's CD "modelo moves" is online on Musicweb International Classical Review.

In were you can find some words oover my work "Linarias"(ENG)

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NOV 2015

-Modelo Moves dutch Review

Lees de review over de CD van Modelo62 en mijn werk "Linarias" in MIEUWENOTEN.nl (NL)