Adriana Verdié - adrianaverdie
Adriana Verdié de Vas Romero, composer
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Argentinean born Adriana Verdié de Vas-Romero joined the faculty at CSULB in 2003—where she currently teaches composition and theory—after receiving a Ph.D in composition from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a Masters degree in composition from CSULB, where she was elected Outstanding Graduate for the College of the Arts, and degrees in choral conducting and music education from the University of Cuyo in Argentina, where she was an active conductor, theory instructor, composer, and arranger.
Dr. Verdié’s music has been featured at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Cal State Summer Arts, with performances by the New York New Music Ensemble and Speculum Musicae (NY), the Oregon’s Ernest Bloch Festival, The Berkeley EdgeFest 2005, the Society of Composers, Inc. NE Convention, and the International Alliance of Women in Music Festival, in addition to being frequently performed at the CSU Composers’ Guild and Faculty Composers concerts, the UC Berkeley Graduate Composers concerts, and the Berkeley New Music Project concerts.
Critic Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times calls her music “compelling and original,” and critic Allan Ulrich of the San Francisco Chronicle compares her piece Flute 3.2.4. with Varese’s Density 21.5 “in its vivid exploration of this instrument’s capabilities.”
Dr. Verdié has been commissioned to write orchestra, chamber, and solo pieces, and her music has received several honors and awards in the US, Canada, and Argentina for original composition and arranging (Flute 3.2.4., Jira-Yira, El Polvoroso). She has have performances of her works in the regular concert seasons of the new music groups Synchronia (St. Louis, MO), I Cantori (Pasadena, CA), Zephyr (Spokane, WA), Oasis (Long Beach, CA), Earplay (San Francisco, CA), Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, Americas Vocal Ensemble (New York), Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, Columbus (OH) Sinfonia, Berkeley University Symphony Orchestra, Cal State Northridge New Music Ensemble, Favorable Winds Woodwind Quintet (Columbus, OH), and the Cole Conservatory Brass Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, and New Music Ensembles.
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Adriana Verdie lectures in Argentina
Composition/Theory faculty member Dr. Adriana Verdie gave lectures in Argentina in August. She gave a talk called “Raices” to composers and music theory students at the University of La Plata, emphasizing the value of theory in musicians’ formative years and the importance of counterpoint for all music degrees. She also spoke about graduate studies in the US. She presented four of her compositions, and donated scores and recordings for their archives.
Dr. Verdie worked on a new ballet, “Aconcagua,” with a librettist in Mendoza. While in Mendoza, she presented her music in a series of workshops sponsored by the Masters in Interpretation of Latin-American Music of the XX Century. Additionally, she met with faculty at the College of the Arts at the National University of Cuyo. She was subsequently invited to present a composition workshop there in March, 2013, and also to work with the Choir of the City of Mendoza: a prestigious choral ensemble. While she is there, they will present a concert featuring her music, and she will start a collaborative work for the 2014 music Festival. They have requested she apply for a Fulbright grant to give lectures in the Musicianship, Choral Conducting and Composition of the Music Department at UNCuyo.
Solo cello work Jira (Yira) Che ('k) Tango performed live by Carter Dewberry, written by Adrianna Verdie. Live concert footage includes dancer Emily Morrow. The tango is available on the Origins album released by Carter Dewberry in July, 2009.
Composer Adriana Verdie Vas-Romero's Flute 3.2.4 for solo flute, performed by Micah Layne.The first movement starts with just a minor third, which expands out and grows into an exciting, energetic movement. The sencond movement is more lyrical and explores various flute tone colors.The third movement is a dancing, colorful, Ravel-esque rhythmic number.Enjoy!!
List of Works
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