Felipe Perez Santiago
Specialism: Composition, Guitars, Piano, Arrangement
Location: Mexico City
Felipe Perez Santiago studied at The Centre for Musical Research in Mexico City (gaining a Diploma in Composition), The Royal Academy of Music in London (Theory of Music Diploma), and at The Rotterdam Conservatory in Holland (gaining a Contemporary Composition Diploma & a Masters in Electroacoustic Music.)
He has been the Resident Composer at: The Centre of Musical Creation Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) in Paris, The Centre for Electronic Music (CEM), the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) in Amsterdam, The Pompeu Fabra University (PHONOS) in Barcelona, and The Staatstheater in Munich
Winner of several international prizes, scholarships and grants including from the National Fund for the Arts in Mexico, cultural funds in Holland, the Electroacoustic Music Institute in France, and ‘Kronos Quartet Composition Award Winner’. He received a nomination for the “Mozart Medal” awarded by the Austrian Embassy in Mexico, as well as nominations for an “Ariel” for Best Music Score for the film ‘Rudo y Cursi’ awarded by the Mexican Academy for Film & Arts, and a “Diosa de Plata” (“Silver Goddess”) for Best Film Music Score for the film ‘Marcelino, Pan y Vino’, awarded by the Association of Mexican Film Journalists. He is also part of the National System of Art Creators in Mexico where he has been awarded an Honorary Member Distinction.
He has worked with the Dutch Chamber Choir, The Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Kronos Quartet as well as many other internationally renowned ensembles.
Felipe is a great believer in collaboration and experimentation. He is the founder of a multi-disciplinary and multi-national artistic group called “Mal’Akh” which combines chamber music with free-wheeling jazz, rock, improvisation, and electronica with other multi-media.
His name appears in several music encyclopaedias and his work has been performed all over the world including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, The Sydney Opera House, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, The Staatstheater of Munich, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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