Ana Paola Santillán Alcocer

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Her music has been premiered or performed by Gail Archer, Shi-An Costello, CEPROMUSIC Ensemble, The Het Trio, the Enso String Quartet, Speculuum Musicae, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra, the Florida State University Orchestra, the Shepherd School of Music Orchestra, the OFUNAM Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vértice Ensemble, the Woodlands Symphony and Mexico’s National Symphony Orchestra, among others.

 

Ana Paola studied her doctorate (DMus) with John Rea at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. Simultaneously, she also experimented with electronic mediums at the McGill Digital Composition Studios (DCS), studying with Philippe Leroux. She was composer in residence for the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble under the direction of conductor Guillaume Bourgogne.

She received her Master of Music degree with honors from Rice University, studying composition with Arthur Gottschalk, Shi-Hui Chen and electronic music with Kurt Stallmann. Ana Paola holds the LTCL Licentiate in music composition, with distinction, from TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON, having studied composition and piano with Vincent Carver.

 

Ana Paola has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the FULBRIGHT Scholarship; the Programa de Becas para Estudios en el Extranjero scholarship (FONCA-CONACYT); the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme; resident composer at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, among others.  Her piece NEMESIS, for orchestra, was selected to represent Mexico at the UNESCO 57th International Rostrum of Composers in Lisbon, Portugal. 

She was part of the MANIFESTE festival at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), in Paris, France. Likewise, she has been a composition fellow at the Brevard Music Center (U.S.A.), the Czech American Summer Music Institute (Czech Republic), the Internationale Sommer MusikaKademie (Germany), the Fontainebleau Conservatory (France).

She currently teaches music composition and analysis at the Centro de Investigación y Estudios de la Música (CIEM) in Mexico City.

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Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Synaptic Cleft for 14 Instruments & Fixed Media (2019)
Sommeil Paradoxal for 18 Instruments (2017)

Solo Instrument


Instant(ES) for piano solo (2018)
ANEMOI for flute solo (2017)
Imbroglio for Marimba Solo (2014)
Hope of Dawn for Organ Solo (2011)
Darkness Falls for Piano solo (2009)
Manifesto for Cello Solo (2009)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Heiligenschein for Harp & Percussion (2012)
Mahābhūta for Flute, Viola & Double Bass (2011)
Some people say... for Clarinet & Piano (2009)
Kaleidoscopic Vectors for String Quartet (2008)
Oráculo for Baritone & Piano (2007)
Symbiosis for Cello & Piano (2005)

String Orchestra


Mandala for String Orchestra (2011)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Chronicle of a Mad Hatter for Mixed Ensemble (2011)

Orchestral Music


Mandala for String Orchestra (2011)
Nemesis For Orchestra (2009)

String Quartet


Kaleidoscopic Vectors for String Quartet (2008)

Vocal Ensemble


Tramonto for 12 Mixed Voices (2005)
ANEMOI for flute solo (2017)
Chronicle of a Mad Hatter for Mixed Ensemble (2011)
Darkness Falls for Piano solo (2009)
Heiligenschein for Harp & Percussion (2012)
Hope of Dawn for Organ Solo (2011)
Imbroglio for Marimba Solo (2014)
Instant(ES) for piano solo (2018)
Kaleidoscopic Vectors for String Quartet (2008)
Mahābhūta for Flute, Viola & Double Bass (2011)
Mandala for String Orchestra (2011)
Manifesto for Cello Solo (2009)
Nemesis For Orchestra (2009)
Oráculo for Baritone & Piano (2007)
Some people say... for Clarinet & Piano (2009)
Sommeil Paradoxal for 18 Instruments (2017)
Symbiosis for Cello & Piano (2005)
Synaptic Cleft for 14 Instruments & Fixed Media (2019)
Tramonto for 12 Mixed Voices (2005)