Orlando Jacinto García (b. 1954, Havana): A composer, conductor and music educator, García is a professor at the School of Music at Florida International University in Miami, where he is also director of the Composition and Graduate Music Programs. He is the founder of the NODUS Ensemble, a professional chamber music group dedicated to the presentation of new music. He is also the founder of the New Music Miami Festival and the Music of the Americas Festival. Among the nearly 100 works in his catalog are Three Pieces for Double Bass and Tape, Images of Wood and Wire, Timbres Artificiales, Entre el anochecer y la oscuridad, Threnody for the Americas, Retratos and Escher Waterfall. His music is performed throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. He has received awards from Nuevas Resonancias, the American Composers Forum Sonic Circuits and the State of Florida Council of the Arts. He is also the winner of several Rockefeller and Fulbright residencies as well as a fellowship from the Dutka foundation. García received a PhD in composition from the University of Miami in 1984. (Cintas for music, 1994-95, 1999-00)

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