ALFONSO MONTES (b 1955 )
The Venezuelan composer and guitarist Alfonso Montes was born in 1955 and his music is a fusion of Latin American elements and European tenets. Montes was a student of Antonio Lauro and John W. Duarte and attended seminars given by Alirio Díaz and Leo Brouwer, as well as working with artists such as Pace de Lucia and John Williams. For the last twenty years he has performed with Irina Kircher as the Montes-Kircher Duo. His catalogue comprises three guitar concertos, solo and chamber works, orchestral music, film music and teaching literature.