Competition: US & Canada
Composer José-Luis Hurtado’s music has been played across continents by performers such as the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, JACK Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, CEPROMUSIC Ensemble, Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Garth Knox, Claire Chase, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and the Arditti String Quartet among many others.
He has been the recipient of Kompositionspreis der Stadt Wolkersdorf (Austria), The Harvard University Green Prize for Excellence in Composition (USA), The Rodolfo Halffter Ibero American Composition Prize, the Micro-Jornadas de Composición y Música Contemporánea Prize (Argentina), the Julian Carrillo Composition Prize (Mexico), and 2nd prize in the Troisieme Concours International de composition du Quatuor Molinari (Canada). Grants and Fellowships include those from the National Fund for the Arts of Mexico, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (USA), the American Music Center, Ibermúsicas, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (Italy).
Hurtado holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University where he studied under Davidovsky, Czernowin, Ferneyhough and Lachenmann.