Juan Trigos

Juan Trigos

Juan Trigos

 

Mexican-American composer and conductor, born in Mexico City in 1965. The search for a personal musical language has led him to a concept he refers to as Abstract Folklore — A process in which he abstracts and assimilate various literary and vernacular musical traditions into a modern compositional rhetoric. Abstract Folklore includes creations in several genres such as Ballet, Opera, Cantata and Chamber Music. It also proposes a unique way to approach the Concerto and Symphony forms.

His music has been performed in many cities and countries of Europe, America (North, Central and South) and Japan.In recent years, commissions and performances of his work include Symphony N. 3 Ofrenda a los muertos commissioned and performed by the Houston Symphony for the multimedia project La Triste Historia (2013), Sinfonía Breve, commissioned by the UCF Symphony Orchestra (2014). His Opera DeCachetitoRaspado had its US premiere with Bent Frequency Ensemble in Atlanta at the Rialto Theatre (2015) and was mentioned by the www.myajc.com as one of the five best productions of 2015’s Atlanta contemporary music scene. More recently his Concerto Grosso composed for the Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes (Mexico City 2016), the opera Ella-Miau commissioned and premiered by Hypercube ensemble (New York City and Mexico City 2018), Conversiones for clarinet and piano commissioned by clarinet player Vincent Dominguez and dedicated to the victims of El Paso, Texas (USA 2019) and Suite for ensemblecommissioned by Cantus Ensemble (Croatia 2019).

As a conductor he has specialized in XX Century and Contemporary music. He has commissioned, premiered, promoted, and recorded an extensive catalogue of works with numerous choirs and orchestras around the world. Currently he is Music Director and Principal Conductor of Sinfonietta MIQ. He was also Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Oaxaca and Guanajuato Symphonies, Orquesta de Cámara del INBA and Principal Conductor of the Easman BroadBand Ensemble.

His last two monographic Cds are dedicated to his symphonic music (iTinerant 2015 and 2016). Including three of his Concertos (clarinet, four guitars and piccolo), Symphony n. 4 Nezahualcoyotl Icuicahan (Chants of Nezahuacoyotl)and the Ballet Sansón (suite).

His experience as composition teacher includes have been assistant of Franco Donatoni. As a highly distinguished composer, he has been invited by the Eastman School of Music as the Howard Hanson Visiting Professor 2017. Currently he is member of Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (Mexico).

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