Louis Aguirre composer, violin
Born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1968, Louis Aguirre earned in 1991 a B.A. in composition from Havana Superior Institute of Arts, after studying composition with Harold Gramatges, Roberto Valera and Tulio Peramo. He also studied violin and conducting at this same Institute.
From 2002-04 he was enrolled at the Amsterdam Conservatory, studying the composition postgraduate program: "Contemporary music through non-Western Techniques" under the guidance of composer R. Reina. This program is based on South Indian Classical music, (Karnatic music). From 2004-05 he was enrolled at the Århus Royal Conservatory in Denmark, taking a Diplom-exam (Master) in composition under the guidance of composers Karl Aage Rasmussen and Rolf Wallin. In 2007 Aguirre ended with the highest mark his Soloist Class (3er cycle) in Composition at the Århus Royal Conservatory, under the guidance of professors Karl Aage Rasmussen and Hans Abrahamsen.
From 1995-2002 Louis Aguirre was the chief conductor and artistic director of the Camagüey Symphony Orchestra, as well as guest conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Havana and the Symphony Orchestra of Santiago de Cuba. In addition, he was a professor of the Camaguey Music Conservatory, and also artistic director and chairman of the International Festival of Contemporary Music (1996-2002) in Camagüey.
Since he moved to Europe in 2002 he has been living as a freelance composer.
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