DISCOVER THE MAGIC REALISM SOUND OF JUAN ARROYO
Juan Arroyo is one of the leading Peruvian composers of his generation. He has just been appointed member of the Academy of France in Madrid 2016/2017 for a residency at the prestigious Casa de Velasquez in Madrid, Spain. In 2015, he obtains the Academy of Fine Arts of France Award. In 2014, he received a co-commission from the Henri Pousseur Center and the TANA string quartet with the support of the SACEM, to compose SMAQRA, for hybrid string quartet. In the same year, to develop his work around the hybrids instruments, he was invited as a composer in artistic research residency at IRCAM. In 2013, he received a commission from the French Ministry of Culture for the piece called SAMA, premiered by Proxima Centauri at the Novart Festival. During the same year, he won the SALABERT Foundation Prize 2013 for SELVA, a piece choreographed for three dancers, orchestra and live electronics, premiered in October 4, 2013 by the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris Orchestra, conducted by Tito Ceccherini. His works have been performed by ensembles such as Intercontemporain, Linea, Proxima Centauri, L’Itinéraire, Vortex, Tana string quartet, Red Note Ensemble, Prime Project, L’Arsenale, Artsound quartet, among others; and at renowned festivals such as Manca, Archipels, Novart, Mixtur, Rhizome, Plug, La Chaise-Dieu, Cervantino, Ars Musica and Transit Festival.