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Graduated from the University of Arts (ISA: Havana, Cuba).
She has composed music for various instrumental formats, including plays and audiovisuals.
Her music has been performed by various prestigious musical groups and soloists, and heard at numerous festivals and concerts in many countries in the Americas and Europe.
She is the founding director of the Choir of the Espiritu Santo University of Specialties (UEES), Ecuador.
MARÍA FELICIA PÉREZ
She studied at the National School of Arts in Havana and at the "Franz Liszt" School of Music in Weimar, Germany.
Director of the Exaudi Chamber Choir.
Professor at the University of the Arts in Havana and at the National School of Music.
She has been awarded the Distinctions: "For Cuban Education" and "For National Culture", as well as the Order "Félix Varela" of 1st. Grade.
She participated in several workshops and seminars led by Mariano Etkin, Gerardo Gandini, Francisco Kröpfl and Julio Viera. In Germany she trained as an intern under Nicolaus A. Huber and Mathias Spahlinger.
She has participated in festivals and international meetings of contemporary music, in Curitiba, Buenos Aires, Eckernförde.
Her creative work has been recognized with national and international awards, scholarships and grants.
Composer and singer originally from Mexico City.
Degree in Composition (Faculty of Music of the UNAM). Master's in the “Composer-Performer” program at the California Institute of the Arts. She completed her second master's degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, München Germany. She is currently doing her PhD at the University of Birmingham in the UK with Daria Kwiatkowska and Scott Wilson.
Her works have been performed in Europe, Canada. Latin America, USA, Africa and Asia.
She was awarded the Landeshauptstadt München Music Prize.
Photo by Astrid Ackermann
She studied composition and choral conducting with Gotzon Aulestia and Miguel Amantegi.
Mainly focused on the composition of choral music.
Recipient of several composition awards, her music is performed especially in the United States, Canada, Japan or Sweden.
In her role as a director, she has been invited to Hungary to conduct her works with the Cantemus Women's Choir of the Kodaly Institute.