Works performed by Earplay:

FLUTE 3.2.4

Argentine composer Adriana Verdié de Vas Romero holds a BA in Music Education and Choral Conducting from Cuyo University in Argentina and a Masters degree in Composition from California State University, Long Beach. She was elected Outstanding Graduate of the College of the Arts, 1995, and a Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar for 1996-1997. Currently, she is pursuing doctoral studies at the University of California in Berkeley on a Regents-Intern Fellowship. While in Argentina, she conducted a prestigious women's choir, premiering works by contemporary Latin-American composers. She has participated in several New Music Festivals, such as the SCI Conference, the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, the International Festival of Women Composers, the CSU Summer Arts, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Her music has been performed by the chamber groups I Cantori (Los Angeles), Speculum Musicae (New York), Synchronia (St. Louis, Missouri), Oasis (Long Beach, California), Zephyr (Spokane, Washington), the New York New Music Ensemble, the vocal groups Sacred and Profane (Berkeley, California), The Americas Vocal Ensemble (New York), the Camellia Symphony Orchestra (Sacramento, California), the Women's Chamber Orchestra (Columbus, Ohio), and the Berkeley Contemporary Music Players. Critic Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times calls her music "compelling and original", winning several competitions both in her native country, and in the United States. Her work El Polvoroso was awarded First Place at the First National Competition for Choral Compositions, organized by the Ateneo Ricardo Rojas in Argentina, in 1984, and First Place at the Toronto Camerata Choral Composition Competition in 1997. She received also a Second Place, Third Place and a Special Mention for original arrangements of popular music for choir in the Argentina's National Board of Education's 1985 Choral Competition. Her Flute 3.2.4. has been awarded First Place in the field of Creative Arts and Design in the Student Research Competition in 1994, organized by California State University, and received Honorable Mention at the "1997 Newly Published Composition Competition" by the National Flute Association in the USA. Recently, her work Jira (Yira) che (k) Tango for solo violoncello received Honorable Mention at the 1996 "Britten-on-the-Bay" composition competition.

[from program for February 5, 2001 concert]