bio

cropped-cmchampi-foto.jpgCarlos H./Charles M.Champi

born in 1988 in Mexico. He studied violin with Lilia Naydenova and composition with Miguel Almaguer and Eduardo Caballero. 

Starting his music education as a guitar player in local rock bands in Monterrey, he moved into “academic” music through piano and violin lessons, getting involved with local orchestras and musicians, and attending composition courses and seminars. 

He studied violin performance at UANL´s Music Faculty (B.Mus).

Pursuing his composition studies outside academia, he attended composition courses, master classes, and private lessons with composers such as Roberto Carlos Flores, Jean-Luc Hervé, Eduardo Garrido, José Luis Castillo, Emanuel Nunes, Luca Belcastro, Rodrigo Sigal, Victor Rasgado, Julio Estrada, Ana Lara, Carola Bauckholt, Joao Pedro Oliveira, Ignacio Baca-Lobera, Javier Torres Maldonado, Gabriele Manca, Iñaki Estrada, Peter Ablinger, Marcelo Toledo, José-Luis Hurtado, Clara Iannotta, Hanna Hartmann, Fabian Panisello, and Germán Romero, among others.

He has been awarded the Center of Composers of Nuevo León Scholarship (2013 and 2019), Prácticas de Vuelo scholarship at CMMAS (2014 and 2017), the PIDAC bursary by CONARTE (2016 and 2017), and active composer scholarship at the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik (Austria). He was selected for reading sessions at Festival Mixtur 2016 (Barcelona) and was resident composer for the Cromano String Quartet in 2016-2017. His music has been edited by Diaphonia Edizioni Musicali.

In 2018 he won the PECDA-Conarte Young Creators Bursary for Composition to compose his opera “La Fosa” (“The mass grave”), that deals with the events of the 2014 Ayotzinapa massacre. Later that year he was a resident composer at CMMAS. In 2019 he won an honorary mention from the ACHROME Ensemble Internation Call for Scores 2019, and was awarded second prize at the Kazakh National University of Arts 1st International Composers Competition “New Music Generation 2019”.

His music has been performed in Mexico, Italy, Spain, and South Korea, by performers and ensembles such as OSUANL, CEPROMUSIC, Manufaktur fur Aktuelle Musik, Taller Sonoro, Low Frequency Trio, Cromano String Quartet, Ensamble Noodus-Cromano, Lilia Naydenova, Juanmanuel Flores, Sabo Romero, Rayoung Ahn, Ensamble 4D, Ensamble A Tempo, ACHROME Ensemble and Trio Siqueiros, among others.

CV in english

CV en español

You can also listen about me at Testimonio de oídas (curated by Dulce Huet) here (in spanish). 

Or at Hacia una nueva música (curated by Ana Lara) here (in spanish). 

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