** In process of stocking ** Kairos presents Parametrical Counterpoint by José Luis Hurtado. Composer José Luis Hurtado’s music has been performed across continents by ensembles and soloists such as the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, JACK Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, the Callithumpian Consort, CEPROMUSIC Ensemble, Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Quatuor Molinari, Émile Girard -Charest, Lora Kmieliauskaite, Tony Arnold, Garth Knox, Claire Chase, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and the Arditti String 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, the Adelbert W. Sprague Prize (USA), the George Arthur Knight Prize (USA ), the Micro-Jornadas de Composición y Música ContemJosé Luis Hurtado poránea Prize (Argentina), the Julián Carrillo Composition Prize (Mexico), el Premio Estatal de Composición del Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea de Michoacán (Mexico), the José Tocavén Lavín Medal in recognition of his artistic trajectory, 2nd prize in the Troisieme Concours International de composition du Quatuor Molinari (Canada), 2nd prize in the Ariel Piano Composition Competition, 3rd Prize Winner of the National SCI/ASCAP Composition Competition, and finalist of the Earplay Composition Competition, the Look & Listen Festival Composition Competition, and the Jeunesses International Composition Competition ( Romania). Grants and Fellowships include those from the National Endowment for the Arts of Mexico, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (Mexico), Ibermúsicas, the American Music Center, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (Italy), and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
He has been named member of the prestigious Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte SNCA grant in recognition of a distinguished artistic trajectory. The SNCA is a government supported program that converges the most renown artists of Mexico, including writers, visual artists, dancers, film makers, and composers. In addition to his compositional activity, he is also highly active as a performer and music advocate. He is the pianist of Low Frequency Trio (bass clarinet, double bass, and piano ensemble focused on the performance of 21st Century music), artistic director of the Music from the Americas Concert Series at the University of New Mexico, and former director of The Harvard Group for New Music. Hurtado holds degrees in piano performance and composition from Conservatorio de las Rosas (Morelia, Mexico), a Master of Music in Composition from Universidad Veracruzana (Xalapa, Mexico) and a Ph.D. from Harvard University where he studied under Mario Davidovsky, Chaya Czernowin, Magnus Lindberg, Brian Ferneyhough and Helmut Lachenmann.