Ailem Carvajal (b. 1972, Havana): A composer, pianist and teacher, Carvajal studied music at the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana and received a degree in composition from Cuba’s Institute of Advanced Studies. After moving to Europe in 1997, she received a diploma in experimental composition from the A. Boito Music Conservatory in Parma, Italy. Her pieces have been performed at the Q-ba Music Festival in Holland, the New Music Miami ISCM Festival in Miami, the Est-Ovest Festival in Turin and at La Scala in Milan. In 2004, she won the first prize at the International Competition for Women Composers in Venice. In 2011, her piece Okan, for mixed ensemble, was commissioned by the Latin American Puente Sonoro Festival in Williams College, Massachusetts. (CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in music composition, 2012-13)
Fellows in Music Composition
Sonidos Cubanos Music CD
Sonidos Cubanos is a CD album featuring the works of 4 CINTAS Foundation award winning composers performed by the NODUS Ensemble and released on the Innova record label in 2010 with the support of the Foundation. The album includes music by Tania Leon, Ileana Perez Velazquez, Sergio Barroso, and Orlando Jacinto Garcia. The works by Leon and Garcia received nominations in the best contemporary classical composition category of the 2010 Latin Grammys. SEE DETAILS
A new album featuring 5 other CINTAS award winning composers is currently in production with more information to come soon.