FEDERICO RUIZ (b 1948 )
Federico Ruíz (b. 1948) studied composition with Primo Casale, Vicente Emilio Sojo, and Evencio Castellanos at the José Angel Lamas Conservatory, Caracas. His prolific musical output includes orchestral and electronic works as well as several concertos, choral and chamber music, songs, and two operas. The pianist Clara Rodríguez has described his music as ‘a sophisticated synthesis of Latin American styles that among many other traits, expresses the subtle interface between the classical and popular music of the continent’.