Carlos Duarte (composer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Carlos Duarte (composer)

Venezuelan musician

Date of Birth: 01-Jun-1957

Place of Birth: Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela

Date of Death: 13-Apr-2003

Profession: composer, pianist, university teacher

Nationality: Venezuela

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Carlos Duarte (composer)

  • Carlos Duarte (born in Caracas on June 1, 1957; died April 13, 2003) was a Venezuelan composer and pianist. His premier recital was at age 11.
  • At 16 he won a national award for composition, a prize he won for three consecutive years from 1973 to 1975.
  • He composed some pieces for piano and orchestra: "Ludios" (Ludus), "Sinfonietta La Mar" (Sea Sinfonietta), "Concierto de la Canci├│n Triste" (Sad Song Concerto) and "Requiem para un Idiota" (Requiem for an Idiot).
  • In 1999, he composed a Quintet for the End of the Century ("Quinteto para el Fin del Siglo") and performed the first performances in the same year, with the Arpeggione Quartet (as a piano quintet) and the European Union Chamber Orchestra (as a concerto for piano and string orchestra).
  • His last work was a requiem, entitled "Requiem para un Idiota" (Requiem for an Idiot), for piano (as his own voice), chorus, eight clarinets, eight bassoons, eight contrabassoons and eight double basses.
  • It was premiered after his death, by the Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra (Orquesta Sinf├│nica Municipal de Caracas) on 30 April 2006 conducted by Rodolfo Saglimbeni with Arnaldo Pizzolante playing the piano part.
  • Both were among the closest friends of Duarte. He also composed the incidental piano music for Jav & Jos, The Last Minotaur and Clitemnestra, all operformed by the "Theja" Theater Group in the 1990s.
  • Between 1987 and 1990, he was the pianist of the Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra.
  • He taught at the Universidad Sim├│n Bol├şvar Post-Graduate Music Faculty.

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