Puerto Rican composer Iván Enrique Rodríguez’ (b.1990) music has been performed in P.R., the U.S., throughout North and South America and, Europe where in Italy, his piece Madre Luna, received 2014’s Rimini International Choral Competition prize; and where his Crípticos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 acquire him 2015’s International Composition Competition Maurice Ravel award. He also won 2015’s American Composers Orchestra EarShot Program, with maestro Rossen Milanov and Columbus Symphony giving the U.S. premiere of his piece Luminis, also receiving the Audience Choice award. Rodríguez received 2019’s ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards’ honorable mention, and his musical-social involvement was recognized by Junior Chamber International with 2014’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World award in P.R.
Named in 2018 a Puerto Rican Heritage Ernesto Malave Scholar of the Arts by Comité Noviembre in N.Y.C., Rodríguez’ music is inspired by the factual human experience. His latest compositions have been focused on social justice and activism, having in their inner spirit his Puerto Rican musical heritage. His most recent orchestral piece, A Metaphor for Power, has the current Latinx experience as well as the ongoing equality issues in the USA as a central thesis and, was selected for 2019’s prestigious Edward T. Cone Composition Institute to be premiered by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the renowned conductor, maestro Cristian Măcelaru. Rodríguez’ musical focus on his Puerto Rican heritage led Musica de Camara, Inc. to commission his Concerto for Puerto Rican Cuatro and Strings Orchestra premiered at El Museo del Barrio in N.Y.C. in 2016. Rodríguez’ works have been commercially recorded by acclaimed trumpeter Luis “Perico” Ortiz, guitarist John Rivera Pico and FourteGuitar Quartet (in a new production soon to be released).
Iván Enrique Rodríguez received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, studying with Alfonso Fuentes. He completed his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Melinda Wagner and Robert Beaser and will begin his Doctor in Musical Arts degree in Juilliard’s prestigious C.V. Starr doctoral program this fall.
for more information visit, www.ivanrodriguezmusic.com