Enrico Chapela is one of the most successful composers to emerge from Latin America, with a great number of international performances and commissions * studied guitar and composition in Mexico City and Paris/St Denis his musical style seeks to fuse different geographic traditions and musical soundworlds, so that contemporary techniques can happily coexist with minimalist, jazz or rock idioms * symphonic poem ínguesu, a 9-minute musical rendering of the 1999 Mexico vs. Brazil soccer match, has travelled widely since its premiere by the Carlos Chavez Symphony Orchestra in 2003, including a North American tour in 2007 by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas * successful CD entitled "Antagónica", with ínguesu, La Mengambrea and Lo nato es neta for rock trio and acoustic quintets
Works by Enrico Chapela include:
MAGNETAR (2011) – Concerto for electric cello and orchestra
Noctámbulos (2008) – Rock trio concerto
ínguesu (2003) – symphonic poem
La Mengambrea (2002) – saxophone quartet
Also visit the Enrico Chapela website at www.enricochapela.com
Looking Ahead: world premiere of Braceros, a cantata for mariachi and orchestra, with the Santa Rosa Symphony (Jun 2022); 50th birthday in 2024.