40 years of contemporary music
Founded in 1978 by its conductor, Argentine composer Alicia Terzian, the Grupo Encuentros is a unique Latin American group consisting of voice, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, and piano. In their 40 years of performing contemporary music, the Grupo Encuentros have given concert tournées across the globe, spreading their music to audiences far and wide.
Grupo Encuentros have commissioned works from important Argentine and foreign composers and premiered them in their annual Encuentros International Festival in Buenos Aires as well as abroad.
In the past 40 years, Grupo Encuentros have offered 320 concerts in 30 international tournées. They have been featured by dozens of prestigious outlets, including the Royal Festival Hall of London, the BBC Radio, and the Monday Evening Concerts de Los Angeles. The Grupo Encuentros have been heard across the world, performing in a variety of countries such as Brazil, Estonia, Holland, and Taiwan.
ALICIA TERZIAN (composer, musicologist, and conductor)
Argentine composer, conductor, and musicologist Alicia Terzian has composed over 80 compositions in genres ranging from orchestra, chamber music, and choral music to musical theatre, instrumental compositions, on-stage music, and multimedia music. Her early work in composition earned her a Gold Medal by the Ministry of Education in Argentina in 1958. She has studied a wide variety of genres, from electronic music to microtonalism in religious medieval Armenian music.
Terzian has been invited annually to give seminars of composition and contemporary chamber music at the most highly accredited universities and conservatories in America and Europe. Her knowledge and abilities as a musicologist as well as a composer have earned her recognition both in Argentina and globally.
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