• Review: LA Phil and Grupo Corpo Go Gaucho for Ginastera’s Estancia

    By Classical Voice

    Review of the concert where my piece "La Serpiente de Colores" was performed by the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl.

    Reseña del concierto en el que fue presentada mi obra "La Serpiente de Colores" por LA Phil y Gustavo Dudamel en el Hollywood Bowl.

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  • The Wollman-Brea-Baitel Trio Comission

    The Wollman-Brea-Baitel Trio have been awarded a grant from the Sparkplug Foundation to fund the commissions for my new project! Maria Brea, soprano, Dror Baitel and I will perform pieces by Francisco Cortés Álvarez, Rene Orth, Nailah Nombeko, Tamuz Nissim Music, and Cris Derksen that explores the disconnect between the rhetoric of the United States and the lived experiences of many Americans. Thank you, Sparkplug, I'm so excited to make this project a reality!

    Sparkplug Foundation Grantees
  • Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (FONCA)

    Francisco Cortés Álvarez has been selected as a Fellow of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (FONCA) 2019-22

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  • Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Panamericana

    Francisco Cortés Álvarez has accepted a full time teaching position at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Panamerica.
  • 2013 ASACP Morton Gould Composition Awards

    By ASCAP

    "No Llores" for sinfonieta has been recognized by ASCAP

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  • 2011 Choral Arts Laboratory commission and residence Volti, Singing without a Net

    Commission of a piece for mixed choir a cappella.

  • "Trióxido de Cuerdas" CD RELEASED!

    Cd with string trios composed by Francisco Cortés-Álvarez, Diana Syrse, Toussaint, Coral, Angulo & Gamboa.

  • 2011 Deans Prize commission

    By Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

    Commission of a piece for IU New Music Ensemble

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