Alondra Vega-Zaldivar is a composer, performer and teacher residing in Toronto, Canada. Her pieces have been performed across Canada, the United States and reaching as far as Milna, Croatia.
Born in Havana Cuba where she began her musical studies in Choral Conducting, she came to Canada in 2007 and obtained her MMus in Composition from the University of Western Ontario in June 2015. She is the Second Prize winner of the Costello Composition Prize 2016 by the Lyra Society and one of the winners of the GRIT Collaborative’s ‘Water Our World.’
Fresh out of school I grew weary of ever applying to competitions and calls for scores and never hearing back. I decided it was time to create more performance opportunities not only for myself, but for living composers and performers.
The idea evolved into the Art Song Collaborative Project, which brings Canadian and International composers and artists together for the collaboration of a new opera each year. The opera is told through the art songs of the composers and aims to showcase a social, economical, political or environmental issue that assails our world.
I create the stories through the pieces, compose a piece for the project and also perform the pieces along with a group of performers.
This season 10 Canadian and 4 International composers will be exploring the idea of Rethink, Recycle, Revalue through Cries of the Earth. Stay tuned for more details on our newest opera through art song premiering summer 2019 in Toronto and Richmond Hill.
Photo Cred: Jazmina Alzaiat
For more information visit: alondravz.net