Ernesto Cordero

Two Songs for Quintet and Mezzo soprano (1991)

New York composer Ernesto Cordero studied at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and the Madrid Royal Conservatory where he earned a diploma in 1971. ZHe did post-graduate work in composition with Roberto Caggiano in Rome, Italy, and with Julian Orbón in New York,. He also studied guitar with Jorge Rubiano, with Regino Sainz de la Maza in Spain in the 60s and Alirio Diaz and Claudio de Angelis in Italy. Since 1971, he has  taught composition and guitar in the music department of the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to his activities as composer, performer and teacher, Ernesto Cordero was the music director of the International Guitar Festival of Puerto Rico from 1980 to 1997.[1]

Cordero has written many works distinguished by their Caribbean flavor including eight concertos, orchestral compositions, a variety of chamber works, and numerous guitar solos. To date, there are more than fifty recordings of Cordero’s works, and most of his several dozen compositions have been published under the banners of leading publishers, for example Max Eschig (France), Bèrben (Italy), Chanterelle, Antes Edition and Hubertus Nogatz (Germany), Doberman-Yppan, Les Productions d’Oz (Canada), Mel Bay Publications, Boosey & Hawkes, Éditions Orphée, Falls House Press, and Michael Lorimer Editions (USA).

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