Juan Maria Solare

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Juan María Solare (born August 11, 1966) is a composer and pianist.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he studied and received his diploma in piano, composition and conducting at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música Carlos López Buchardo.

He has composed more than 240 works, about a third of them performed. His pieces are broadcast regularly (Radio Nacional de España, Deutsche Welle, Radio Bremen, Radio Fabrik Salzburg, Radio Universitaria Sao Paulo).

Beside his compositional activities he also writes for diverse publications (as La Sibila, Sevilla; Doce Notas, Madrid) and for the radio Deutsche Welle. He gives courses and lectures on contemporary music. He obtained prizes and awards in Argentina, United Kingdom, Austria and Germany.

From 1986 until 1993 he taught Harmony, Morphology and Chamber Music at the Conservatory of Tandil (Argentina). Since January 2002 he gives piano tuition at the Musikschule Bremen (Germany). Since October 2002 conducts the Orquesta No Típica, a chamber music group devoted to tango at the University of Bremen.

Between 1993 and 1996 he undertook postgraduate studies on Composition at the Musikhochschule in Cologne (Germany) under the guidance of Johannes Fritsch, Clarence Barlow and Mauricio Kagel, in the frame of a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Between October 1997 and February 1999, postgraduate studies with Helmut Lachenmann in Stuttgart. Between 1999 and 2001 studied electronic music with Hans Ulrich Humpert in Cologne, with Diploma.

In January 2002 jury (piano) in the competition Jugend Musiziert. In March 2004 jury in the National competition for young pianists "piccole mani" (Perugia, Italy) with a piece of him in each category as "obligatory piece".

Between July 1998 and June 1999 he held a scholarship of the Heinrich-Strobel Foundation (Baden-Baden).

Since June 2001 until May 2002 he had a scholarship as "composer in residence" at the Künstlerhäuser (House of Artists) in Worpswede, Germany.

In 2003 he received commissions from the CDMC (Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea, Madrid) and from the Kunststiftung NRW (Düsseldorf). He also composed the music for the film Mesa para dos, by Medardo Amor and Angel Almazán.

As a pianist, his repertoire has four centers: classical music from the late Romanticism (such as Franz Liszt or Alexander Scriabin), contemporary classical (John Cage, Arnold Schoenberg), Argentine composers (including tango; Astor Piazzolla), and his own compositions - both as soloist and in different chamber music groups.

See also

External links

in German and Spanish, biography, works catalogue and list of published articles

in Spanish and English, biography, works catalogue and list of published articles, also texts of articles and some scores

Comments about his electroacoustic music, by Ingmar Loco Nordin

Comments about his instrumental music, by Ingvar Loco Nordinde:Juan Maria Solare es:Juan María Solare


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