Alberto Evaristo Ginastera

Alberto Evaristo Ginastera

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: Music Composition

Fellow: Awarded 1946

Field of Study: Music Composition

Fellow: Awarded 1969

Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: Latin America & Caribbean

Born: 04-11-1916

Died: 06-25-1983

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

Latin American Exchange Fellows, 1942:

Appointed from Argentina:

GINASTERA, ALBERTO EVARISTO.  Appointed for creative work in musical composition; tenure, twelve months from a date to be determined.

Born April 11, 1916, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Education:  Music studies, Conservatory of Music of Buenos Aires, 1928–36; National Conservatory of Music and Drama, 1936–38.

Professor of Music, 1941—, Military School “General San Martín”; Professor of Theory, 1941—, Assistant Professor of Harmony, 1942—, Argentine National Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Musical compositions:  Cantos del Tucumán, awarded the Music Prize of the Argentine National Commission of Culture, 1938; Danzas Argentinas, awarded second prize by the Argentine National Commission of Fine Arts, 1938; Parambí, ballet, awarded the ballet prize of the Colón Theatre, 1940, and at the Municipal Theatre, Santiago, Chile, 1941; Arriero Canto, awarded first prize in the Argentine School Song Contest, 1939; Sonatina para Arpa, awarded First Municipal Music Prize, Buenos Aires, 1939; Salmo 150, awarded the Municipal Music Prize, 1940; Estancia, ballet, commissioned by the American Ballet Caravan, 1941; Sinfonía Porteña, first performed at the Colón Theatre, 1942; music composed for the film "Malambo,” 1942.

Music publications:  Danzas Argentinas, 1939; Piezas Infantiles, 1941; Tres Piezas para Piano, 1941; Canción al Arbol del Olvido (from “Tres Canciones”), 1941; Malambo, for piano, 1942.