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Born in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, she studied composition at the Faculty of Music Arts and Sciences of the Catholic University of Argentina with Luis Gianneo, Roberto Caamaño and Gerardo Gandini.

She furthered her studies with a scholarship granted by the CICMAT (Center for the Research on Massmedia, Art and Technology), with Gerardo Gandini, Francisco Kröpfl, José Maranzano and Gabriel Brncic.

She has taught at various institutions: the National University of La Plata, the National School of Music, the Quilmes School of Fine Arts and at the Faculty of Music, Arts and Sciences of the Catholic University of Argentina since 1971. She is currently Consulting Professor and has been the Dean and Full Professor of the latter institution.

She is full member of the Nacional Academy of Fine Arts and of the Academy of Sciencies and Arts of San Isidro.

She has been awarded numerous national and international prizes for her works, Among them the First National Prize, the First Prize of the City of Buenos Aires, the APA Prize to the Trajectory, the National Fund of Arts in 1972 and 1975, and the Konex Prize in 1999.

She has participated in various music festivals and congresses:

  • Cervantino, in Guanajuato and Mexico DF, 1990, 1991, 1998, 2001 and 2008
  • Foro Internacional de la Música Nueva, in Mexico DF, 1991, 1992 and 1994
  • Flagstaff Festival, Arizona, 1991
  • World Music Days, International Society of Contemporary Music, Mexico, DF, 1992 – 1993
  • World Symposium on Choral Music, Vancouver, 1993
  • Festival Latinoamericano de Música, Caracas, 1994
  • Music of the Americas Festival, Florida, 1994
  • Latin American Music Now, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1995
  • Progetto ´95, Rome, Italy, 1995
  • Festival Internacional de Mulheres Compositoras, Sao Paulo, 1995
  • Consejo Iberoamericano de la Música (CIMUS), Mexico, DF, 1997
  • American Composers Orchestra (ACO), New York, 1998
  • Congresso Internazionale di Musica Sacra, Città del Vaticano, 2001
  • Argentine Art Music, Maryland, 2001
  • Monographic concert at the cyclus Komponistenporträt at the Komische Oper, Berlin, 2006.
  • Latin American Music Festival, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 2008

She has been Jury of Premio Tomás Luis de Victoria, São Paulo, 2002, and the Konex Prize, Buenos Aires, 2009.

She’s been nominated by “Theaters of the World” for her opera Cinderella…! as an outstanding production (2008) and nominated by “Premio Clarín” as one of the outstanding composers in classical music (2008).

Her production features various instrumental and vocal genres, among which are her operas Alice in Wonderland (1989), S.M.R.Bach (1990), Hildegard (2002) and Cinderella..! (2006), as well as numerous symphonic and chamber works.

 
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