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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.





Recipient of the 68th BMI Composer Award & the 

ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award

twice in 2020 & 2021



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. Besides accumulating 8+ million streams on music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc...), Fueyo's 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, Arseniy Gusev, Isabelle Durenberger, North/South Consonance New Music Ensemble, Si-Yan Li and members of the Chiara String Quartet,Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, The Playground Ensemble, Face The Music, Robert Avalon Ensemble (members of the Houston Symphony).



Described as music that "...blazes into a cosmic tempest..." 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.

"[...] the piece blazes into a cosmic tempest until it has no more room to grow and is finally consumed in an explosion of silence."



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.



Fueyo is the recipient of the Woods Chandler Memorial Prize awarded by the Yale School of Music (2023), twice ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards (2021 & 2020), 68th BMI Composer Awards (2020)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. 

Fueyo's music has also been nominated three times for an American Academy of Arts and Letters award but has not been eligible to win due to immigration regulations.

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

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