ALBA POTES (Colombia-USA)
A native of Colombia, Ms. Potes moved to the USA in 1983 and became involved in the field of composition in 1990. In her subtle, yet energetic and personal style, can be perceived rich European influences blended with occasional melodic and rhythmic gestures inspired by Colombian and Latin-American traditional music. Ms. Potes is the Founder and Artistic Director of the concert series Las Américas en Concierto.
Ms. Potes' compositions have been performed by the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony of Colombia, the National Philharmonic of Venezuela, The Symphonic Orchestra of El Salvador, Darmstadt 2000 Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, the Symphony Orchestra of Cali, International Alliance for Women in Music, the ISCM in New York, Parnassus, the Composer's Conference at Wellesley College, the Network for New Music, Momenta Quartet, The New York New Music Ensemble, the Institute for New Music in Freiburg, the ISCM in Seoul, and at International Musical Festivals in Germany, México, Austria, England, Colombia, El Salvador, Brazil and Venezuela. Her orchestral composition Cantares para Orquesta was selected for the 2002 New Music Reading Sessions of The Women's Philharmonic in San Francisco and her composition Reflexiones was a winner of the 1994 Riverside Symphony's First International Composers Reading Project in New York.
Ms. Potes has received commissions from, among others, the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, Cantori New York, Music of Changes, the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts in Philadelphia, Colombia's Luis Angel Arango Recital Hall/Banco de la República and the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. She holds a DMA in Composition from Temple University where she studied composition with Matthew Greenbaum, Maurice Wright and Ursula Mamlok. Ms. Potes teaches at The Mannes College of Music, College Preparatory Division in New York.
Lesson 1/2 hour
Senior High TOM