García, Orlando Jacinto

Orlando Jacinto García (b. 1954, Havana): Through more than 200 works, composed for a wide range of performance genres many premiered at major festivals by renowned performers, Orlando Jacinto Garcia has established himself as an important figure in the new music world. The distinctive character of his music has been described as "time suspended haunting sonic explorations" qualities developed from working with Morton Feldman among others. Born in Cuba, he came to the US in 1961. His works are recorded on 8 solo CDs and numerous compilations on respected labels here and abroad. In demand as a guest composer, he has received recognition from among others the Fulbright, Rockefeller, and Cintas Foundations, recently being the recipient of 4 Latin Grammy nominations. Founder of the New Music Miami Festival, the NODUS Ensemble and resident composer for the Miami Symphony, Garcia is a dedicated educator, and Professor of Music and Composer in Residence for the School of Music at Florida International University. (Cintas for music, 1994-95, 1999-00)

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