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Alu Montorfano

Born in Río Negro, Argentina 1974, she lives in Figueres (Catalunya), Spain, since 2014.


She studied flute in Conservatorio Superior de Música López Buchardo. Her teachers were Jorge de la Vega, Laura Falcone (soloists of Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colón) y Margalit Gafni. She followed master classes with Roberto Fabbriciani, Félix Rengli, Helen Bledsoe, Sophie Deshayes, Ingela Oien, Wilbert Hazelzet, Horacio Parravicini, Manfredo Zimmerman, Albert Mora, Haydee Schwartz, among others.

She has been a member of the ensemble L.V. devoted to contemporary Latin American music. She was a member of the Composition Seminars Ensemble of the Catholic University of Buenos Aires (UCA). She was a memeber of the prestigious ensemble Compañia Oblícua, in Buenos Aires, very active in the artistic scene, premiering new music and organizing festivals and concerts for more than ten years. Compañia Oblícua produced the following cd´s: Latitud Sur, Cancionero Regional y Kammermusik with Luis Orias Diz.

Adriana played in the following orchestras: Orquesta Sinfónica del Coro Polifónico Nacional, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), Orquesta de la Casa de la Ópera, Orquesta Sinfónica de Buenos Aires, Orquesta Sinfónica de la XVI Oficina de Música de Curitiva, Brasil. At present, she is a guest flutist in Orquesta Philarmónica de Catalunya and works with different ensembles in Spain and abroad.

She performed with ensembles and as soloist in the main venues in Argentina: Centro Experimental del Teatro Colón, Teatro San Martin, Usina del Arte, Auditorio de la Biblioteca Nacional, Auditorio de Radio Nacional, Auditorio del Centro Cultural Recoleta, Centro Cultural Borges, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo Isaac Fernández Blanco.

She was a flute teacher in Conservatorio Superior de Música de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Astor Piazzolla, Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Conservatorio Provincial de Mercedes and Conservatorio de Chivilcoy. In Catalonia she worked in Escola de Música del Gironés and Escola Municipal de Música de Vilafant.

At present she is a member of Montorfano-Arditto duo, an ensemble whichfocus on interdisciplinary artistic search, performing in festivals in The Netherlnads, Catalonia, Austria and Argentina. She is a guest flutist in Orquesta Philarmónica de Catalunya and works with different ensembles in Spain and abroad.
She is a flute teacher at the Escola de Música del Casino Menestral Figuerenc and the Escola de Música Activa de Figueres.


Cecilia Arditto

She was born in Buenos Aires in 1966. She lives in The Netherlands since 2002.

She studied music at the Julián Aguirre Conservatory, Banfield; Center for Advanced Studies in Contemporary Music (CEAMC), Buenos Aires and at the Amsterdam Conservatory (diploma with distinction). She studied composition with Silvia Goldberg, Gabriel Valverde, Mariano Etkin, Luis Arias, and Wim Henderickz. Analysis with Margarita Fernandez.

She obtained various scholarships: Fondo Nacional de las artes scholarship, Antorchas scholarship, first prize CEAMC composition competition Scholarship. She has received commissions from the NFPK in Holland, Orgelpark, Amsterdam, KNM Berlin, Borealis Festival Norway, Festival Rümlingen, in Switzerland, Music at the Anthology Festival, NYC and “Innovations in concert” in Quebec, among others. She carried out artist residencies in Boswil Switzerland, in the Camargo foundation in Cassis, Ensemble Aleph forum in Paris and recently in KonventZero, in Berga, Barcelona.

Her music has been performed in Europe, Latin America, the U.S.A, Canada, Australia, and China.

Cecilia has won the following competitions: New Maker Ensemble Call (London), Low Frequency Trio composition competition (Mexico) and second prize in Wilde Lieder Marx Music Competition 2018 by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Cecilia won first prize in the prestigious Rychenberg 2020 Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition in Switzerland with her piece "Tissue". Her work “Musique Concrete” will represent the Netherlands (the only composition chosen) at ISCM 2022 in New Zealand. Her opera project, based on the novel L ’ètranger by Albert Camus, has been selected as a finalist in the competition organized by the National Opera House in Mannheim, Germany (ongoing).

In 2021 her music has been recorded on CD by Jacqueline Leclair, Canada and Low Frequency Trio, Mexico.

She has lectured on her music at the UDK University of Arts Berlin, Sound-Forum Amsterdam, Astor Piazzolla Conservatory Buenos Aires, Museum of Contemporary Art Mendoza, Le Gesú Theater Montreal, among others. She has been invited as a composer in residence at Charlotte New Music Festival 2021, US and at the Third National Meeting of Musical Composition 2021, Argentina.

She has published several articles in specialized publications in Latin America and various European countries. Her music has been object of study by many scholars and researchers.

Since 1997 she has formed the Montorfano-Arditto duo together with the flute player and multifaceted artist Adriana Montorfano, carrying out original projects that deeply explore the relationships between sound, image, and architectural space in chamber performance and musical notation. Their intense activity includes presentations in Spain, Holland, Argentina and Austria.

www.ceciliaarditto.com

 




"Making music with everything around.

Back and forth from the music tradition,

finding spaces in between the cracks."

 

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