Adina Izarra
Venezuela

Arietta for 150 Kids was composed in 2018 for the 32 Bright Clouds project and will receive its World Premiere in Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 15th, 2019. It is connected to Beethoven’s Sonata no. 32 in c minor, Op. 111

 

Venezuelan composer Adina Izarra was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1959. She studied music under Alfredo del Mónaco in Caracas and received her Ph.D. in composition from York University, England in 1988. She served as professor of composition at Simón Bolívar University and presently works at Universidad de las Artes in Ecuador. Between 1999 and 2001, she was member of the executive committee of the International Society for Contemporary Music.

Izarra writes acoustic and electronic music with emphasis on nature, ecology, birds and early music. She has a dúo of mix-electronic music with Rubén Riera, where they combine early plucked instruments with laptops and video-art.