It was recently broadcast all throughout the US on Great Performances, PBS. His work “Fiesta!” has been performed almost 80 times worldwide, ranging from Australia to Siberia, thus making it one of the most performed contemporary orchestral works composed in the past ten years. Mr. López is currently the Houston Symphony's Composer-in-Residence for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. He has been awarded numerous prizes, among them: TUMI USA Award 2016, Musician of the Year 2015 by Opera Peru and "El Comercio"; Honorable Mention at the 2015 Barlow Prize Competition; Special Mention at the 2015 Casa de las Américas Composition Prize; 2014 Antara Prize in recognition for his outstanding career; 2013 Prince Prize from the Prince Charitable Trusts; First Prize at the 2012 and 2011 Nicola de Lorenzo Music Composition Contest; 2009 Georges Ladd Prix de Paris, Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the 2008 Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music; 2008 Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP; Honorable Mention at the 2005 Irino Composition Prize in Japan; First Prize at the ALEA III 2003 International Composition Competition; and Orchestra Prize at the 2002 CCA International Composition Competition in Taiwan. He is a member of Suomen Säveltäjät (Society of Finnish Composers), ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), Circomper (Circle of Composers of Peru) and the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammy).
An album dedicated entirely to his orchestral works was released on August 14, 2015 under the Harmonia Mundi label. All works were recorded by conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi. He studied with Enrique Iturriaga from 1998-2000 at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, and with Veli-Matti Puumala and Eero Hämeenniemi from 2000-2007 at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, from where he obtained his Master of Music Degree. He completed his PhD in Music at the University of California-Berkeley in May of 2012 with Edmund Campion. He is published by Filarmonika Music Publishing. http://www.jimmylopez.com/ Read more on Last.fm.
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