1st Prize/International Competition for Composition 2014 for “Strange Attractors”
Juan de Dios Magdaleno was born in Colima, Mexico in 1984. Since the age of 10 Juan has been active in music, initially through his Mexican folk heritage.
In Mexico, he studied violin with Tatiana Zatina and Alessandro Orsso and composition with Anatoly Zatin and Luis Jaime Cortez; in parallel he realized architectural and mathematics studies.
In 2009 he completed his Bachelor Degree in Composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the tuition of Fabio Nieder and Richard Ayres.
Throughout his musical studies Juan has taken part in composition master classes, workshops and lectures by Helmut Lachenmann, Tristan Murail, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Jarrell, Julio Estrada, James Dillon, Jonathan Harvey, Salvatore Sciarrino, Marco Stroppa, Ivan Fedele, Fabien Lévy, Mathias Spahlinger, Oscar Bianchi, among others.
He has been honored by receiving several awards and fellowships for his creative work such as: The Delta Scholarship (Dutch Ministry of Education), “Jóvenes Creadores” Fellowship by the CONACULTA/FONCA (National Council for Culture and Arts of Mexico), 1st prize at the International Composition Competition “Lutoslawski Award 2008”, 2nd prize at the “Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition 2010”, the “Musikförderungspreis der Stadt Graz 2013”, “Premi Joan Guinjoan 2013”, among others.
His music has been played in Mexico, Canada, The Netherlands, Poland, England, Italy, Spain, France and Austria by ensembles and musicians such as: Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Ossia Ensemble, Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes, Jos Zwaanenburg, Ernesto Molinari, Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble, among others.
Juan de Dios currently pursues a Master Degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria under the guidance of Gerd Kühr.
Last update: 2015
TRIO ATANASSOV plays Strange Attractors (2014)