Olivari, Arcangel Castillo Venezuelan composer, of mostly orchestral and electroacoustic works that have been performed in the Americas.
Mr. Olivari studied composition and conducting with Alfredo Rugeles at the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales in Caracas from 1986-90, where he earned his BMus in composition. He then studied composition with Joel Hoffman and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and computer music with Mara Helmuth at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, on a Fulbright Scholarship, and there earned his MMus in composition in 1996. Among his honors are an honorable mention from the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura (1988, for Five Songs Op. 3) and First Prize in the chamber music competition of the Asociacion Cultural por la Musica de Camara (1989, for Trio de Cuerdas). He has also served residencies at the MacDowell Colony (2001) and the Yaddo Arts Colony (2002). Currently he is a professor of Music Composition, Orchestration and Music Theory at the University of Los Andes in Mérida Venezuela.