Joaquín Orellana

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Birthday
5, 1930
Birthplace
Guatemala
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1930 (age 89)
Birthplace
Guatemala

About

Classical music composer with a style characterized by a combination of electro-acoustic music utilizing homemade instruments.

Before Fame

He first studied music at the San Sebastian School where he joined the band. He graduated as a violinist from the National Conservatory of Music 'Germán Alcántara' in 1959.

Trivia

He was one of the composers granted a scholarship to study at the Latin American Center of High Musical Studies of the Di Tella Institute (CLAEM) in Buenos Aires.

Family Life

He was born in the San José neighborhood of Guatemala City. He lived in a house with his maternal grandparents.

Associated With

He was able to study with numerous musicians at CLAEM, one of whom was Alberto Ginastera.