Silencio en Juárez
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Juan Pablo Contreras a gifted young composer with much to say.

Born in Mexico in 1987, Juan Pablo Contreras has been called one of the most prominent young composers of Latin America. His music has been heard throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America and performed by major orchestras in Mexico. The winner of numerous awards and grants, he has served as composer-in-residence at the Turtle Bay Music School and the Concerts on the Slope chamber music series. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and the California Institute of the Arts. Contreras' music has been largely focused on exploring what it means to be a Mexican classical music composer in the 21st century. His music shows a synthesis of classical contemporary music and Mexican popular and folk music, addressing issues that are sensitive in Mexico but also speak about themes of universal interest, aspiring to communicate deeply with listeners worldwide. You can watch a video of the recording on youtube at this link:
Juan Pablo Contreras, composer
Silencio en Juárez
Tema Watstein, violin; Camila Barrientos, clarinet; Benjamin Larsen, cello; Erika Dohi, piano

Juan Pablo Contreras, composer
La más Remota Prehistoria
Juan Pablo Contreras, tenor; Claremont Avenue Chamber Orchestra; Kyle Ritenauer, conductor

Juan Pablo Contreras, composer
Ángel Mestizo
Kristi Shade, harp; Claremont Avenue Chamber Orchestra; Kyle Ritenauer, conductor

Review to come.