RICARDO LORENZ (b 1961 )
Ricardo Lorenz’s compositions have received praise for their fiery orchestration, harmonic sophistication, and rhythmic vitality. His works have been performed at prestigious international festivals such as Carnegie Hall’s Sonidos de las Américas, the Ravinia Festival, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Berlioz Festival, La Côte-Saint-André, France, the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporanea de Alicante, Spain, the Festival Cervantino in Mexico, and the Uluslararasi Summer Festival, Turkey, among others. Ricardo Lorenz holds a PhD in composition from The University of Chicago and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. He studied composition under Juan Orrego Salas, Shulamit Ran, and Donald Erb. He taught at Indiana University, the University of Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago, and is currently Associate Professor of Composition at Michigan State University. His compositions are published by Lauren Keiser Music and Boosey & Hawkes.