Eduardo Alonso-Crespo is an Argentine composer of classical music.
Argentine composer and conductor Eduardo Alonso-Crespo was born in San Miguel de Tucuman in 1956, and grew up in the neighboring city of Salta, in Northwestern Argentina. He received his early musical training from Elizabeth Ocana de Garcia in Salta, and his musical college education and degree at the School of Musical Arts of the National University of Tucuman. At this same university he also received a Civil Engineer degree. He later came to the United States through a Fulbright Grant and obtained his Master degree at Carnegie Mellon University, after studying with maestros Lukas Foss, Leonardo Balada and Samuel Jones. Further training included seminars and workshops with maestros Max Rudolf, Gunther Schuller, Julio Lazarte and Henry Holt.
At present, Alonso-Crespo serves as Principal Guest Conductor and Composer in Residence of the Salta Symphony Orchestra, in Argentina. In the past, and due to the chronological inversion of the artistic seasons between the Northern and Southern hemispheres, Alonso-Crespo served as Music Director of the Tucuman Symphony Orchestra in Argentina and Music Director of the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble in the U.S.A. for twelve years (1989-2000). Past positions as a conductor also include Music Director of the Orquesta Estable de Tucuman in Argentina, the orchestra of the Tucuman Opera and Ballet Theatre, Resident Conductor at Carnegie Mellon University, Associate Conductor of the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, Assistant Conductor of the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra and Music Director of the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble. In 1998 he made his debut at the prestigious Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires with a much acclaimed performance of Mahlers Fourth Symphony. More recent conducting activities comprise leading the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville, Spain, for the Naxos label. He keeps an intensive schedule as guest conductor, with engagements with most of Argentine orchestras as well as orchestras and ensembles in Europe and the United States.
Orquesta Sinfonica de Salta, Argentina
Orquesta Sinfonica Provincial de Rosario, Argentina
Juana, la loca, opera in two acts
Putzi, opera in one act
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