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Juan Maria Solare

Juan María Solare (composer and pianist) was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on August 11th, 1966. He studies and received his diploma in Piano, Composition and Conducting at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música Carlos López Buchardo.

He has composed more than 175 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). (See: Juan Maria Solare: List of works)

Beside his compositional activities he also writes for diverse publications 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). 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[?].

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.

For 2003 he received commissions from the CDMC (Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea[?], Madrid) and from the Stiftung Kunst & Kultur in NRW[?] (Düsseldorf).

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: List of composers

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