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Enrico Chapela studied at CIEM academy in Mexico. He obtained a Masters degree at the University of Paris Saint-Denis in 2008. Since the year 2002 he has won recognitions at several national and international competitions such as The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships, National System of Art Creators (FONCA-Mexico), the International Rostrum of Composers (UNESCO), International Alexander Zemlinsky Composition Competition and The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition Prize.

He has been commissioned to compose new works for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dresdner Sinfoniker, Carnegie Hall, Britten Sinfonia, Wigmore Hall, Berkeley Symphony, Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo, City of Birmingham Symphony, University of Cincinnati’s CCM Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica Carlos Chávez, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Ensamble ONIX, New Paths in Music Festival, Seattle Symphony, Bravo! Vail Music Festival, and the National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing).

Chapela’s music has been performed in Latin America, North America, Asia and Europe by performers such as the Chicago Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Jena Philharmonic, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Cabrillo Festival, Tanglewood Festival, Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico, Metropolis Ensemble, Arditti String Quartet, Percussion Group Cincinnati, Modern Sax Quartett Berlin, Haags Saxofoonkwartet, Stockholm Sax Quartet, Cosmos Sax Quartet, CASE Sax Quartet, Anacrusax, Tambuco, Quinteto de Alientos de la Ciudad de México, Quinteto de Metales de la Ciudad de México, Trio de Alientos de Bellas Artes, Gonzalo Salazar, Victor Flores, Mauricio Náder and Natalia Pérez Turner.

He teaches composition at CIEM academy and hosts a contemporary music radio show called METAMUSICA that’s broadcasted at OPUS 94 radio station. Chapela made his Cabrillo Festival debut in 2009 for the West Coast Premiere of Inguesu, and returns for the performance of his electric cello concerto, Magnetar, featuring Johannes Moser with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, on Saturday, August 10.

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