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Hilda Paredes

CountryUnited Kingdom
OccupationComposer, Teacher

Firmly established as one of the leading Mexican composers of her generation, made her home in London since 1979 and her music is now performed widely around the world.

She has been recipient of important awards, such as the Arts Council of Great Britain fellowship for composers; the Rockefeller, Fund for Culture Mexico/USA and the J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship in the USA.

Hilda now lives in London as a freelance composer and has taught composition and lectured at Manchester University, the University of San Diego California and other prestigious Universities in the US, as well as in Mexico, Spain, at Centre Acanthes in France and in 2007 was appointed the Darius Milhuad Visiting Professor at Mills College in the US.

Her opera El Palacio Imaginado, commissioned by Musik der Jahrhunderte, English National Opera and the Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, which was premiered with much acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hilda Paredes has been commissioned by soloists, ensembles and orchestras around the world. Her music has been performed by internationally renowned ensembles such as Lontano, London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Neue Vocalsolisten, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Aventure, Hilliard Ensemble, Ensemble Sospeso, Grup Instrumental de Valencia, Plural Ensamble, Ensemble Phoenix Basle and Arditti Quartet, amongst others. Her music has been widely performed at important international festivals, such as Huddersfield, Edinburgh Festival in the UK; Eclat and Ultraschall in Germany; Musica and Octobre en Normandie, in France; Wien Modern, in Austria; Akiyoshidai and Takefu Music Festivals, in Japan; Archipel and Music monat , in Switzerland; De Ijsbreker Chamber Music Festival, in Amsterdam; Warsaw Autumn, in Poland; Ultima, in Oslo; Traiettoria and Venice Bienale in Italy; Melbourne Festival, in Australia; Festival of Arts and Ideas in the USA, Ars Musica in Bruxelles; Festival de Alicante and Festival de Música Religios de Cuenca, in Spain; Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico, amongst others.

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