The Composers’ Fund: Hilda Paredes
Firmly established as one of the leading Mexican composers of her generation, she has made her home in London since 1979 and her music is now performed widely around the world.
Her music has been acclaimed by the critics for the refinement of her craft, marked by the intensity of the relationship between time, dramatic force and poetical approach.
After studying at the Conservatoire in Mexico City with Mario Lavista she was an active participant in master classes at Dartington Summer School, studied with Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle and Richard Rodney Bennett. After graduating at the Guildhall School of Music, she obtained her Master of Arts at City University in London and completed her PhD at Manchester University. Hilda has been recipient of important international awards, such as the Rockefeller, Fund for Culture Mexico/USA the Fellowship from Sistema Nacional de Creadores, (FONCA) in Mexico and to name a few.
As a freelance lecturer, Hilda has taught composition and lectured at Manchester University, the University of San Diego California, University of Buffalo and other prestigious Universities in the US, at Centre Acanthes in France and in 2007 was appointed the Darius Milhuad Visiting Professor at Mills College in the US.
The Composers’ Fund is supporting the research for ‘Harriet’ a monodrama based on the life of Harriet Tubman, a former slave and abolitionist in the nineteenth century in the US. The work will premiered at Festival Cervantino in Mexico 2018 then will toured extensively across Europe and the USA.