COMPOSITION - Fernando Buide :: Faculty :: esim

Santiago de Compostela (1980). Buide's music has been programmed by many of the main Spanish orchestras (Euskadi, Bilbao, Navarra, Madrid Symphony, Seville, RTVE, Tenerife, Jonde, Gran Canaria, Asturias...) as well as other foreign ones such as the Pittsburgh Symphony or Minnesota. He worked with directors such as Osmo Vänska, Libor Pések, Dima Slobodeniouk, Rossen Milanov, Pablo González, Martínez Izquierdo, José Ramón Encinar, Miguel Hart-Bedoya, Erik Nielsen, Clemens Schuldt or Lorenzo Viotti; Particularly close is his relationship with maestro Paul Daniel, who conducted up to four absolute premieres of the author with groups such as the Choir and Orchestra of the Community of Madrid or the Royal Philharmonic of Galicia.


Doctor from Yale University, Buide also studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh as well as at the conservatories of Oviedo and Santiago de Compostela, his hometown, where he trained as a composer, pianist and organist. Among his composition teachers, Leonardo Balada, Martin Bresnick, Ezra Ladermann and Aaron Kernis stand out. He studied piano with Tsiala Kvernadze and Lidia Stratulat and organ with Antonio Díaz Corveiras and Donald Wilkins.


Among other awards, he received the AEOS-BBVA in its seventh edition, the Michael Friedmann Research Award from Yale University and the Harry Archer Award for Orchestral Composition (2006). Buide was also composer in residence at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome. He was a scholarship recipient from the Barrié de la Maza Foundation and the Institute of International Studies. He is also a member of the honor society Pi, Kappa, Lambda (Pittsburgh 2007).


His music has been programmed at festivals such as Granada, Quincena Musical Donostiarra, Cádiz, San Sebastián, El Escorial, Dartington or New Music New Haven. The Via Stellae and Are More festivals have dedicated monographs to his music. He is a founding member of the Practical Music Ensemble.

He was also senior organist at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.


Among his upcoming projects is the premiere of an opera written under the patronage of the Leonardo scholarship from the BBVA Foundation in collaboration with the playwright Fernando Epelde; with the Real Filharmonía de Galicia orchestra directed by Paul Daniel and stage direction by Marta Pazos.