- Enrique Iturriaga
(b Cerro de Pasco, July 7, 1951). Peruvian composer, musicologist and choral conductor. He studied the piano, musical pedagogy, composition and choral conducting at the Lima National Conservatory. On finishing his studies he taught theory at the same institution, and later conducted the choir there. He founded numerous choral ensembles in universities and institutions, a particular success being the choir of the Capilla Virreinal de Nueva España, with which he has extensively promoted the colonial Latin American repertory abroad. He conducted the Latin American première of the first colonial opera, La púrpura de la rosa by Torregón y Aparacio. In 1974 Tello’s participation in the Taller de Investigación Musical at the National Music School was to prove decisive for his career as a musicologist. He subsequently moved to Mexico, in 1982, where he has carried out important research for the National Documentation and Information Centre attached to the Institute of Fine Arts. Among his major works are the three-volume ...