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Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca is a composer born in Peru.
His works include several compositions for symphonic orchestra, diverse chamber ensembles, electronic media, and voice. He has also written incidental music for theatre, film, choreographies, and video art. Among his chief works are Solar, and Tarkas, both for large orchestra; Alemí, for chamber ensemble; and the triptych De la tierra la más allá..., for small orchestra, which includes the pieces Danza de la tierra, Alto sobre las nubes, and vuelo al más allá. Among his chamber works Octatonic Dances, for clarinet, flute, and piano; Fábulas, for flute, viola, and piano; and Trio ritual, for violin, clarinet, and piano exemplify the variety of his techniques.
He has collaborated with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru, The Philharmonic Orchestra of Lima, The Verdehr Trio, condutor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Carlos Andrés Botero, conductor Fernando Valcárcel, guitarrist Raúl garcía Zárate, video artist Mustafa Hulusi, choreographer Patricia Awapara, Circulo Trio, flutist Emily Roberts, pianist Mario Alvarado, ConTempus Ensemble, librettist Maritza Nuñez, violinist Daniela Diaz, Ensemble Surbon, among many other ensembles and artists.
Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca received musical instruction at the National Conservatory of Lima, and at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, in Spain. After a period residing in France, and a return to his home country, where he taught at several institutions, he continued his studies in the United States at Michigan State University, where he obtained a doctoral degree in composition. He also received a master's degree in music theory from this institution. His mentors include his father Celso, Enrique Iturriaga, Oscar Zamora, Antón García Abril, Manuel Seco de Arpe, Manuel Martínez Burgos, Jere Hutchinson, Ricardo Lorenz, Gordon Sly, Teresa Quesada, Marina Pavlovna, Lydia Hung, and Alicia Diaz de la Fuente, among many others. He has received several prizes and recognitions for his work.