Friday, July 15, 2016

New PARMA Artist: Felipe Perez Santiago

Photo Credit: Oscar Jaimes Matec

Mexican-Dutch composer and guitarist Felipe Perez Santiago has signed on with PARMA to release a new album of recordings of his chamber music.

Felipe completed his musical studies at the Center for Musical Research in Mexico City, the Royal School of Music in London and the Rotterdam Conservatory in Holland. He has held residencies at the Center of Musical Creation Iannis Xenakis in Paris and the Center for Electronic Music in Amsterdam, among many others, and has won several prizes worldwide.

Photo Credit: Christopher Balderas
Felipe has collaborated with notable ensembles around the world, from the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kronos Quartet to the Czech National Choir and the Choir of Madrid.

In addition to his work as a composer, Felipe regularly performs as a conductor and guitarist with musicians from a wide range of cultures in Mexico City and abroad.

Felipe also serves as guitarist, founder, and artistic director of Mal’Akh, a contemporary avant-garde rock-jazz fusion ensemble known throughout Mexico and beyond for their innovative and eclectic style.

Felipe’s new album will be released on a PARMA label in 2017. In the meantime, you can hear a performance of his piece "Exoesqueleto" for saxophone orchestra and solo alto saxophone below. Welcome, Felipe!


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