Fernando BenadonAR/US

Fernando Benadon (b. 1972) is a composer and scholar who thrives on the exploration and integration of diverse paths.  A native of Buenos Aires, he studied jazz at the Berklee College of Music and composition at the University of California, Berkeley, earning a Ph.D. in 2004.  He is the winner of the Fromm commission at Tanglewood, the Aaron Copland Award from the Copland House, the League of Composers/ISCM Competition, and UC-Berkeley’s Ladd Prize, which supports a two-year residency in Paris.  He has also received fellowships from Fondation Royaumont, Tanglewood, the Aspen Advanced Master Class, and the Wellesley Composers Conference.  His soundtrack for the feature film Arimpara premiered at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival and was screened at many major festivals around the world.  As a scholar, he recently completed an article on jazz rhythm which was published in the journal Ethnomusicology.  He is assistant professor of music at American University in Washington DC. 

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