Maria Dolores Arinero Carreño

(born 1973 in Cuenca, Spain) composer, flautist and teacher. She began her musical studies when she was 10 years old. She obtained her Professional Piano and Flute Superior Title at Murcia’s High Music Conservatory. She studied counterpoint and fugue with María Dolores Aguilar and composition with Manuel Seco de Arpe. She holds a BA in History and Science of Music from the University of La Rioja and performs advanced courses in musical analysis with Jan D'Haene, Yvan Nommick and Benet Casablancas, flute with teachers Istvan Matuz and Kate Hill, and symphonic composition with Anton Garcia Abril, Odon Alonso and Thomas Marco. She currently holds the Chair of Musicology at the Jaén Music Conservatory.
Selected works: Balada Amarilla nº 4, S, pf; Tuberías, tba

Maria Jose Álvarez Borondo

(born in Madrid, Spain) composer, singer and teacher. She obtained a BA in Classics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She also graduated in singing at the Conservatorio de música Teresa Berganza with professors Maria Jose Sanchez, Paquita Parriego and Bridget Clark. There she studied composition with Gabriel Fernandez Alvez, gaining special distinction in that speciality. She has studied choral conducting at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and she was part of Leteica Música, Andanza, Capilla Jerónimo de Carrión and currently she is part of VokalArs. It also collaborates with other groups such as Mater Saule or Coro de Cámara de Madrid. Today she also provides specialist services on the foundation Psicoballet Madrid, working directly with disabled persons and monitors and future teachers of the method. Professionally she combines her musical activities as singer, songwriter, arranger and choral director with teaching in secondary schools, where she developed her work as a teacher specializing in music education. The center, where she works, has carried out collaborative projects with theater and choral groups and participated in the European Comenius musical activity.
Selected works: Música y Mujer; Soy la mujer que anda conmigo.
Awards: Award end of career in Classical Philology. Award end of career in Composition

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María José Arenas

(born 1983 in Huelva, Spain) composer, pianist and teacher. She studied at the Sevilla Music Conservatory where she obtained her composition degree. She was taught by Mauricio Sotelo, Cesar Camarero, José María Sánchez Verdú, David del Puerto, among others.She had scholarships for the major national composition courses, such as the “Villafranca del Bierzo International Composition Course”, “Composition Chair Manuel de Falla” or the “Molina de Segura Contemporary Music Festival”. Since 2003, her works have been performed at festivals, courses and specialized in contemporary music concerts, within the overall national picture.
Selected works: El camino de la autodependencia, 2005, pf; “… En el límite oscuro que relumbra la noche”, 2006, cl, 2 vl; Entwicklung, 2007, sax a, perc; Haiku, 2008, pf; Homenaje al angel de alas blancas, 2004, cl, pf; Hypocondrye: Arreglo de “Andaluza” de Manuel de Falla, 2006, fl, cl, ob, fg, pf; Laberintos de chocolate, 2008, fl, cl, sax, pf; Mandalay, 2006, orq. Sinf.; Morayma, 2005, vc, pf, mrb; Pasará, 2007, vc- reciter; Relojes blandos, 2006, fl, cl, sax, perc, vl, vc, pf; Scandibus (La escalera de los 7 pecados capitals), 2005, sop- pf; Suite étnica (1. Habanera- 2. Soleá), 2003, 4 sax; El tren de los heridos, 2007, choir 4 vm.

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