GUIDO SANTORSOLA (1904 - 1994)
Guido Santórsola, born in 1904 in Canosa, Italy, travelled with his family to São Paulo, Brazil, when he was five. After music lessons from his father he entered the local conservatory to study violin and composition. Later Santórsola travelled to Europe on a scholarship to further his violin playing in Naples and Trinity College of Music, London. On returning to Brazil he performed with the Paulista Quartet and played viola in the orchestra of the Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal. After a period as professor of violin, viola, and harmony, at the São Paulo Conservatory, Santórsola moved to Uruguay where he was a violist in the radio symphony orchestra, and later became professor of composition at the Montevideo Conservatory. He died in Montevideo in 1994.