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date: 23 August 2019

Serebrier, Josélocked

  • Susana Salgado


(b Montevideo, Dec 3, 1938). Uruguayan composer and conductor. He began violin studies with Juan Fabbri and then entered the Montevideo Municipal School of Music, where his teachers included Pritsch (violin) and Ascone (harmony). Privately he studied with Sarah Bourdillón (piano) and Santórsola (counterpoint, fugue and composition), and he followed Estrada’s courses in counterpoint and composition at the Montevideo Conservatory. In 1956 he moved to the USA and entered the Curtis Institute of Music, where for three years he studied composition with Vittorio Giannini (1956–8). For four successive seasons he attended Copland’s classes at Tanglewood; he had private conducting lessons from Monteux in Maine, and from Dorati as apprentice conductor with the Minneapolis SO (1958–60). Appointments followed as conductor of the Utica SO (1960–62), associate conductor of the American SO in New York (1962–7), composer-in-residence with the Cleveland Orchestra (...

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