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Diana Arismendi

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DIANA Arismendi is today one of the most important Venezuelan composers of her generation. His broad musical production, which reaches fifty works, including orchestral music, children's opera, concert soloists, several works for percussion, piano and percussion, piano, various solo instruments, a string quartet, a wind quintet, assemblies of various kinds, vocal and choral music, electronic music and a choral symphonic work. His works have been performed at festivals and concert halls by major orchestras, soloists and chamber groups in Venezuela, France, Germany, England, Luxembourg, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Iceland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA and Canada. Born in Caracas in 1962, began at an early age his music education, holds a Ph.D. in Composition (DMA) and a Masters in Composition and Latin American Music (MM) obtained in "The Catholic University of America", Washington, DC. under the tutelage of Helmut Braunlich, as well as the "First Prize Analysis" and the "Diplôme Supérieur de Composition" from "L'Ecole Normale de Musique" of Paris where he studied under Japanese master Yoshihisa Taïra, graduating in 1986. Is Professor of the Universidad Simon Bolivar, was Coordinator of Music graduate within five years, currently Coordinator of Culture and Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the university. Since 1996, Executive Director of the Latin American Festival of Music in Caracas. Performed in parallel with his intense creative work, research in the field of music teaching latinoamericanay on the composition which has led her to give talks and lectures on this topic. Three CDs have been devoted exclusively to his works "Fiction" 1996, "Feasts," 1998 and "Signs in the Sky" in 2007, many of his works have been published in various anthologies labels. Since January 2013 leads, with Alfredo Rugeles, radial space "Contemporary Latin American Classics" which airs weekly at Emisora Cultural de Caracas 97.7 (www.laculturaldecaracas.com)