composer in residence: Samuel Cedillo

The Mexican composer, writer, artist and craftsman, Samuel Cedillo will be our composer in residence in November 2019.

Mr. Cedillo will work with our musicians in creation and preparation of his new composition, CANON A, for us to be premiered on November 24th, in Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava at Telliskivi 60A.
Samuel will additionally give a recital of Mexican contemporary vocal music on Friday 22nd in Vanalinna Muusikamaja, Uus 16c.

Mexican composer. Of Mazahua indian origins. Peasant and craftsman in his childhood. He studied composition at the Conservatory of Roses of Michoacán with Germán Romero. Of its main formative influences subsequent to Romero, Cedillo considers mainly to Emmanuel Nunes and Pierluigi Billone. He has reviewed his work with mexican and foreign composers. His music is mainly programmed in Europe, the United States and Latin America. His career has prizes, awards, scholarships, recordings, commissions, residences and courses.

Part of his pedagogical activity is dedicated to community work within indigenous communities; Along with a team of purhépecha musicians, is founder of the Purhépecha Conservatory, unique institution in its format and educational model, an independent project dedicated to the training of traditional musicians.

Since 2008, he is a guide of a free musical creation workshop for young composers, with current headquarters in Páztcuaro Michoacán.
He is currently part of the National System of Creators of Mexico.