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Member Profile - Geoffrey Álvarez

Name Geoffrey Álvarez
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User Name Geoffrey Álvarez
Member Status  Full Member
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Date of birth 24/12/1961
Region United Kingdom  
Interests composing, conducting, gravesian/jungian analysis
Profile Geoffrey Alvarez has written works from a song cycle setting Lorca poems EL DUENDE for tenor Kevin West to two symphonies, and many operas including one for the Garden Venture of the Royal Opera House. His website contains a catalogue of works and the sibelius site above has downloadable scores and some mp3 files. Geoffrey Alvarez

In November 2006, Geoffrey Alvarez returned from Poland as a prize winning finalist and soloist with the Arthur Rubinstein £ódŸ Philharmonic Orchestra in the Final of the Tansman 6th International Competition of Musical Personalities, Composers Competition, £ódŸ 2006.

Geoffrey Alvarez was a Worshipful company of Musicians scholar at the City of London School, a Leverhulme scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, and held a British Academy Studentship at the University of York, concurrently winning a composition prize in the Royal Overseas League Competition (1990). He is currently serving as a committee member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians Performers and Composers Section.

Whilst at York, Geoffrey Alvarez continued conducting, helping to rebuild the University of York’s new music ensemble, Anemone, for which he was chairman for two years conducting such works as Boulez` Éclat and Wilfred Mellers` Eclogue and numerous premieres, including Roger Marsh’s Music for Piano and Wind and David Collins Patagonia. Whilst receiving favourable notices in the Yorkshire press for his performances with the main university orchestras, his completion of Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne received international press attention when acclaimed by The European when heard at the inauguration of the new opera house in Ackergill Tower as part of the Northlands Festival in Wick in 1994.