Conductor & Pianist
“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”
Juan Carlos was born in Santa Tecla, El Salvador.
Started his musical training at age 4 with his Mother.
He studied Piano and Conducting with Joseph Doetsch (1995-2002) who encourages him to compose taking lessons on Harmony and Composition. He also studied with German Cáceres (2005-2008).
His first composition “Santo” for Mixed Choir, Flute and Piano was composed and premiered in 1995.
Pianist and Assistant Conductor of the National Choir of El Salvador (2002-2009)
Music Director “EPRE-EJE” choir (1998-2009)
Music Director of the Choir of Seniors Program for “IPSFA” (2004-2009)
Pianist and Assistant Conductor of the University Choir “Dr. José Matías Delgado” University (2005-2009)
He Composed the music for the Performances “Dos no luchan si uno no quiere” (1999) and “Las Rutas Rotas” (2000) by the Spanish painter Garbiñe Larralde.
He has worked as an accompanist with the most important Opera Singers in El Salvador including Eliomin Zelaya, Elizabeth Trabanino, Mauricio Iglesias, Lorena Melgar, Ana Gertrudis Gomez, Lucia Sandoval, Angel Rivas, Conny Palacios among others working in several Concerts, Galas and performances many of them have been recorded and broadcasted.
His works have been performed by the National Choir of El Salvador, choir EPRE-EJE, University Choir Dr. José Matías Delgado University, Mauricio Iglesias, among others. His works have received wide acceptance by important musicians of Central America.
In 2004 and 2008 he participated in the organizing committee for FESTICANTA choral festivals, the first held in El Salvador and the second held in Honduras.
In 2009 he moved to New York City, where he continues to develop artistically. Today is dedicated to the composition and teaching of piano and guitar.
His students have received recognition from officers in the Towns of Hempstead, Islip and Babylon as well as Nassau y Suffolk Counties.
In 2013 Inspired by the Idea developed by Eric Whitacre he creates his first Virtual Choir Project. In 2014 he wrote “La Magia de la Música” a project involving a virtual choir and a Jazz/pop Ensemble.
Between 20014 and 2015 his major orchestral work “Aurora” is composed for large orchestra and choir. In 2015 he sets music to poems by Salvadoran Poet Claudia Meyer composing “Estación del Frío” suite.
His work “Nu Tal” was premiered in 2016 by the National Symphony Orchestra in El Salvador conducted by Dr. Irving Ramirez. The work is an homage to my home country.
Juan Carlos is member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
He is currently studying composition with Ivette Herryman.
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"Nu Tal" - World Premiere
Olas y Arenas
"El Nido" - Virtual Choir
"Flower Song" (from Madama Butterfly)
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Quisiera compartir con ustedes algunas fotos de los conciertos de “Mis once letras” mi mas reciente suite para Tenor y Piano. El primer concierto privado fué el día 26 de Agosto de 2017 en el marco de la celebración de los 100 años de Monseñor Romero en el Consulado General de El Salvador en Manhattan, New York. En […]
Mis once letras (2017) Poemas de: Roque Dalton Música: Juan Guerra González Seguramente al escuchar el nombre de Roque Dalton usted pensará en el “Poema de amor”, una obra que se ha difundido bastante. Sin embargo, la pluma y el genio de Roque Dalton abarcan mucho más. De hecho, hablar de El Salvador es hablar […]
When I first read the new book by Salvadoran Poet Claudia Meyer, “Estación del Frío” I was fascinated by her words. Music came to me almost immediately. I selected three poems to create my own musical journey. The first one, who gave the book its title, has been also my personal record in composition. It […]
Alongside with music, I have a passion for Photography. I began my journey with a digital photography course I took in 2008. Recently, my interest in exploring new arts and hobbies led me back to photography.
In photography, I am just the person who captures the moment but the subjects in those moments are the one who matters. The memories, colors, expressions, and emotions. Music, that can be framed, printed or enjoyed online.
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