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The music of José-Luis Hurtado has been performed worldwide by ensembles and soloists such as Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Jack Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Quatuor Molinari, Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien, Tony Arnold, Garth Knox, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and the Arditti Quartet, among others. He has been the recipient of the Kompositionspreis der Stadt Wolkersdorf (Austria), the Harvard University Green Prize for Excellence in Composition (USA), the Rodolfo Halffter Ibero-American Composition Prize (Mexico), the Juli├ín Carrillo Composition Prize (Mexico), Regional Winner of the National SCI/ASCAP Composition Competition (USA), and 2nd prize in the Troisieme Concours International de Composition du Quatuor Molinari (Canada).

In addition to his compositional career, he is highly active as a pianist and music advocate. He is the pianist of Nueva Música Dúo (contemporary violin & piano duo), founding member of áltaVoz (Latin-American composers collaborative in the U.S.), artistic director of Morelia Nueva Música (Mexican cycle of concerts dedicated to the performance of contemporary music), and former director of The Harvard Group for New Music. Hurtado holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he studied under Mario Davidovsky, Chaya Czernowin, Magnus Lindberg, Brian Ferneyhough, and Helmut Lachenmann. He is currently Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition at the University of New Mexico.

[from program for February 4, 2013 concert]