Music & Dance

Victor E. Marquez Barrios

Venezuelan composer and guitarist Victor E. Marquez Barrios, holds an extended catalog of works that includes compositions for a variety of solo instruments, numerous chamber ensembles, mixed choir, electronics, symphonic band, and symphony orchestra. His music has been premiered, published and recorded by important soloists and ensembles in the U.S., Latin America and Europe, such as H2 Quartet (USA), enCayapa Ensemble (Venezuela), Helix Collective (USA), flutist Luis Julio Toro (Venezuela), and the Guitar Duo Montes-Kircher (Germany). Music by Marquez Barrios has also been performed at numerous international music festivals such as the “12th Latin American Music Festival” (Caracas, Venezuela), “XVII Festival of Contemporary Music of Havana” (Cuba), “20eme Festival Internacional de la Clarinette” (Martinique), “Hollywood Fringe Festival 2012” (Los Angeles, USA), and the “2012 World Saxophone Congress” (St. Andrews, Scotland), among others.  

Today, Marquez Barrios pursues doctoral studies in composition at Michigan State University under the guidance of Dr. Jere Hutcheson, and works as an adjunct faculty member at Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, and Alma College, in parallel to his active career as a composer.

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