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Daniel De la Vega Martínez (m)
Composer in Residence

Herkunftsland: Mexiko
KKA-Residency: 2017

Porträt Foto Daniel de la Vega Martínez
Porträt Foto Daniel de la Vega Martínez
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Daniel de la Vega M. Guitarist and composer from Queretaro, Mexico. He is working since 2006 as a Guitarrist and has developed many virtues as a composer. He has studied under the tutel of Master Francisco Nuñez Montes and received many master classes by important guitarrist and composer as Leo Brower, David Rusell, Emil Awad, Pavel Steidl to name just a few.

Composer, guitar player and teacher, Daniel de la Vega started his studies at the conservatory of sacred music "Conservatorio de Música Sacra J. Guadalupe Velázquez", in Querétaro, México; having Ignacio Huerta Navarro as classical guitar technique teacher.
He was music and guitar teacher at the conservatory of the city, as well as conductor of the main choir at the elementary school "Querenda", participating with them at the national anthem contest of the city and getting the second place.

In 2004 he became student of the recognized guitar virtuoso Jose Manuel Alcantara. Being part of the "Nuevo Movimiento Guitarrístico Queretano", a group of young soloists of guitar, subsequently called "Movimiento Renan Cárdenas", that group organized multiple concerts by several states and a Week of the Guitar dedicated to contemporary music.

He received master classes by leading figures of the classical guitar world, such as; Pavel Steidl, Giampaolo Bandini, Gonzalo Salazar, William Kenegeiser, Juan Carlos Laguna, Zoran Durik, Patrik Kearney, Tal Hurwitz, David Russell among others. He had a remarkable participation at the closing recital of the diploma course offered by the "Centro Hispanoamericano de Guitarra" at Tijuana Baja- California city.

In 2006 he began his musical education at the center of musical creation CENCREM leaded by the renowned mexican composer Francisco Núñez Montes. In that same year he organized a series of recitals with the university of the state´s students and teachers, and the conservatory guitar players, of contemporary and classical music called "El Sonido del Tiempo" that toured by several municipalities of Querétaro state as well as Guanajuato and Michoacán.

He has given many classical technique guitar workshops in different academies, cultural centres and museums. He has also been invited to several cultural festivals organized by universities, centres of high studies, schools, civil associations, foundations and cultural centers. He has performed concerts in orphanages and centres of social rehabilitation. His activity as a guitarist has taken him to give concerts by different states of the Mexican Republic.

He has taken part in different trainings and diploma courses including; "El Cerebro, la Música y las Emociones" by the Dr. Luc Delannoy, "Orquestación para Guitarra" by the William Diego, "Música Antigua" by Herminio Sanchez de la Barquera, among others given by the teachers; Juan Luis de Pablo, Enriquez Rohen, Roberto Morales, Donald Loop, Miller Pocket, Emil Awad, Heberto Alcazar and Arturo Márquez.

De la Vega was invited in 2007 by students of psychology of the "Universidad de Londres Campus Querétaro", as synodical at their research of "El Efecto Mozart".
He performed world premieres in Mexico and Queretaro of works by contemporary composers, such as "El Nacimiento de Huitzilopochtli", work for flute and guitar composed by Ignacio Huerta Navarro, which was presented in 2007 at the C.A.C of the UNAM.

In 2008 he had his debut as a composer in the frame of the IX Simposium de Creadores, presenting his works for guitar "Preámbulo y Tarantella" in homage to the cuban composer Leo Brouwer.

He was invited to the 10th edition of the same symposium, presenting premieres of composers from Querétaro and his own works. He created and conformed the duo Foncerrada-De la Vega with the flutist Beatriz Foncerrada member of the Orquesta Filarmónica del Estado de Querétaro.

In 2009 they were invited to represent Queretaro to the international festival "Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea" being part of the program "El Callejón del Ruido" having a great acceptance and sharing stage with artists from France, Germany and United States, having at the time the premiere of his work for guitar and flute "Cuando la tarde cae".
Daniel ventured into the field of broadcasting by the program "Arte letra x letra" that was transmited at 103.5 F.M radio of the Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro accompained by the young talented painter Rolando Guerrero and the political scientist Daniel Pérez Gámez, dealing with different artistic topics and interviewing prominent personalities of the culture and art of Queréraro state and México country, last September they had their first live transmission from the Teatro de la República in the frame of the closing concert of the international festival of psaltery "Radio Universidad". He has taught summer courses and artistic analysis discussions for teachers and artists in general, the first called "Cinco perspectivas hacia la música" and the second "Alrededor de la educación artística".

In 2010 he served as co-organizer together with the teacher Laura Chávez - Blanco of the UAQ on the first cycle of contemporary guitar, which main aim was the dissemination and projection of new music and local performers. This cycle was the first diffunding contemporary music for guitar in the Bajío, and the first one to give tribute to the mexican music master "Guillermo Flores Méndez". He presented his work with great success at "Momentos en el claustro de San Francisco" commissioned and dedicated to the regional Museum of the I.N.A.H on its 75th anniversary which was composed for pre-Columbian instruments and guitar.

Daniel was responsible for organising a tribute to his teacher Francisco Núñez Montes in 2012, in which gathered artists and international well -recognized cultural authorities, his mexican teacher was honored in the theatre Teatro de la República of this city, at that occasion Daniel de la Vega premiered his prelude work "Diástole" for solo guitar. He was nominated by the LVII to receive the medal of honor "Fray Junípero Serra" in favor of the arts and cultural diffusion.
In the month of March, De la Vega made a historic and exclusive interview with one of the icons of music nowadays, maestro Leo Brouwer. Daniel, is currently music teacher at pre and elementary school at Wellington School, likewise, he founded and conducts the choir of that institution, which has recently presented its second cycle of concerts. He writes extensively topics for "Barroco" cultural supplement of the journal of Querétaro. Nowadays he is preparing a series of concerts with Hilario Yáñez well-recognized guitarist. He is also working on his first symphonic poem "Vernal" and his work for guitar "Los Desastres de la Guerra" to paraphrase the engravings of Goya. This work will be sent to the composition competition "Manuel de Falla" to be held in September this year, in Spain.

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