Universal Edition - Mauricio Sotelo

Mauricio Sotelo

Mauricio Sotelo

The Composer

Born on 2 October 1961 in Madrid.

First musical studies at the conservatory of Madrid.

Composition studies with Francis Burt at the Music Academy in Vienna (1987 diploma passed with distinction).

Continues his postgradual studies with Luigi Nono.

Between 1980 and 1992 Sotelo lived in Vienna and is now resident in Collado Mediano near Madrid.

Awards and world premières (a selection):

1985–87 – Wardwell Stipend of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

1986 – National Youth Orchestra First Prize in Composition (JONDE)

1987–89 – Alban Berg Stiftung Scholarship

1989 – Spanish Authors' Society: First Prize in Composition (SGAE)
City of Vienna Music Fellowship

1992 – West German ...


About the Music

Mauricio Sotelo was born in Madrid in 1961. He began his studies in the city of his birth, followed by composition courses with Francis Burt at the Music University in Vienna. He obtained his degree in 1987 with unanimous distinction. Sotelo had moved to Vienna in 1980 and lived there until 1992. After graduation, he attended Roman Haubenstock-Ramati’s composition classes and subsequently enrolled with Luigi Nono.

Sotelo is a generation younger than Cristóbal Halffter, but they share a strong love of, and an affinity to, the cultural heritage of Spain. Sotelo’s music is shot through with the spirit, rhythm and even melody of flamenco. In some of his compositions, it is present as ...


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