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To impact social culture by reimagining musical representations of the 'Other' that celebrate diversity/pluralism and accelerate inclusion, while pushing the frontiers of sound and

 asserting the relevance of contemporary

art music in modern society.

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JULIÁN FUEYO

About

Recipient of the 68th BMI Student Composer Award & the 2020 &

2021 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award

OEUVRE

Julián's most recent awards include: (Julián is the recipient of ...

  • 2nd Prize at Webster University Young Composers Competition. St. Louis, Missouri premiere at the CMS Concert Hall.

  • 1st Prize at The Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers. Premiere at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

  • 1st Prize at Abundant Silence Composition Contest. Score published by Abundant Silence. Denver, CO premiere.

  • Winner at North/South Consonance Call for Scores. NYC premiere by Grammy nominee North/South Consonance Ensemble.

  • 1st Prize at Ohio Federation of Music Clubs (OFMC) Collegiate Composers Contest.

  • 1st Prize at Cleveland Composers Guild Collegiate Composition Contest. Zafiro performed by Peter Otto: First Associate Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra.

  • 1st Prize at Belvedere Chamber Music Festival Composition Contest.

  • Finalist at 2016 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award. Finalist.

  • Composition Merit Award at YoungArts 2015.

  • Winner at MATA Jr. Festival, NYC. Composition selected to be performed at DiMenia Center.

  • ‘Anabel Combort Memorial Scholar’ at Interlochen Arts Academy: 2013-2014 & 2014-2015 school years.

  • Guest Speaker at The American School of Tampico Class of 2018 Highschool Graduation. 

  • Commissioned by Massimo La Rosa and Yasuhito Sugiyama: Principal Trombone and Tuba of The Cleveland Orchestra.

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Fueyo's oeuvre is broad and diverse; he creates symphonic, chamber and electro-acoustic music, as well as music for film, installation, and performance art. His music works and various projects have been performed at Severance Hall, DiMenna Center for Classical Music (NYC), Houston Museum of Fine Arts (TX), Woolsey Hall, Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH), Mixon Hall at CIM (OH), Belvedere Chamber Music Festival (TN), Kimball Recital Hall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE), Christ & St Stephen's Church (NYC), and Rocky Ridge Music Center (CO). He has collaborated with such musicians and collectives including the CIM Orchestra, Peter Otto (First Associate Concert Master of The Cleveland Orchestra), Shannon Lee (4th prize winner of the 2019 Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition), the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Yale Philharmonia, Si-Yan Li and members of the Chiara String Quartet, Isabelle Durenberger, North/South Consonance New Music Ensemble, Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, The Playground Ensemble, Face The Music, Robert Avalon Ensemble (members of the Houston Symphony).

In addition to his work as a composer and musician, Fueyo does painting and film photography.

OEUVRE

MUSICAL LANGUAGE

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His musical language seems peculiar in that it explores the scientific, esoteric, and religious.

Fueyo's music fundamentally explores ancient aesthetics and their place in our rapid-changing, contemporary culture. Referencing ancient art and literature (pre-hispanic and Roman), his works investigate idealization, historicism, memory, and transcendence by juxtaposing current and ancient understandings. These subjects often take the form of long, vectorial phrases that puzzle together to create structures akin to processional architecture (mausoleums, temples, pyramids). With an emphasis in line, melody often lingers in the form of harmony etching vertical sound-masses into relief. Although distant from the 'minimalist' tradition, repetition takes a special significance, both as a cyclical device and as a symbol reminiscent of epic literature, ritual, and prayer.

 

At the individual level, Fueyo's music is most concerned with our need to communicate through emotion and intuition in order to connect with greater truths: that is, to connect with each other.

MUSICAL LANGUAGE

HONORS & AWARDS

EDUCATION

Honors & Awards:

  • 2020 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.

  • 68th BMI Student Composer Awards (2020).

  • Diploma, honoris causa awarded by The American School of Tampico in its 101st anniversary.

  • 1st Prize at The Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers.

  • 1st Prize at Abundant Silence Composition Contest.

  • Winner at North/South Consonance Call for Scores.

  • 1st Prize at Ohio Federation of Music Clubs (OFMC) Collegiate Composers Contest.

  • 1st Prize at Cleveland Composers Guild Collegiate Composition Contest.

  • 1st Prize Belvedere Chamber Music Festival Composition Contest.

  • Finalist at 2016 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award. Finalist.

  • Composition Merit Award At YoungArts 2015.

  • Winner at MATA Jr. Festival, NYC.

  • 'Anabel Combort Memorial Scholar' at Interlochen Arts Academy.

  • 2nd Prize at Webster University Young Composers Competition.

HONORS & AWARDS

Fueyo is the recipient of the 2021 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, 68th BMI Student Composer Awards (2020), 2020 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a Diploma honoris causa awarded by The American School of Tampico, 1st prize at The Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers, 1st prize at Cleveland Composers Guild Collegiate Composition Contest, 1st Prize at Abundant Silence Composition Contest, winner at North/South Consonance Call for Scores, 1st prize at Ohio Federation of Music Clubs (OFMC) Collegiate Composers Contest, 1st prize at Belvedere Chamber Music Festival Composition Contest, finalist at 2016 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, winner at MATA Jr. Festival, 2nd prize at Webster University Young Composers Competition, ‘Anabel Combort Memorial Scholar’ at Interlochen Arts Academy. 

Refer to the CV bellow for a full list of Honors & Awards:

EDUCATION

Julián Fueyo (born 1996) is a composer and conductor from Tampico, Mexico where he developed a passion for the cultural richness surrounding him. He began his musical training playing violin and piano at an early age, and at 13 he started his composition studies with Ramón Alarcón. In 2015 Fueyo graduated high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy and in 2020 he graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music (BM) where he studied composition with Keith Fitch. He just finished his master's degree at the Yale School of Music where he studied with David Lang, Aaron Jay Kernis, Chris Theofanidis, and Han Lash.

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