Victor Varela  (1955-)
Last updated: 27.10.19
Quoting from the composer's home page, Victor Varela was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1955. He studied composition (1981-87) electronic music (1982-85) and piano (1978-86) with Antonio Mastrogiovanni, Eduardo Kusnir and Rebecca Matos respectively at The National Conservatory of Music Juan José Landaeta of Caracas where he obtained the degree in composition in 1987. He also followed courses of contemporary music with Alfredo Rugeles at the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Caracas.
Between 1990-94 he lived in The Netherlands. He studied composition with Geert van Keulen at Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam (Composition Prize 1993) and electronic music with Gilius van Bergeijk at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. He also got lectures and tuition, among others, from: Ton de Leeuw, Louis Andriessen, Peter Schat, Theo Loevendie, John Adams and Trevor Wishart.
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