Alejandro del Valle-Lattanzio

(c) Christoph Hornak

Born 1986 in Bogotá, Colombia, he attended the German school in the same city, where his interest in music was aroused early. After interrupting piano studies at the Juan N. Corpas University in Bogotá (teachers: Ludmilla Weber – piano, Jorge Sánchez Zorro – music theory) he traveled to Vienna in 2007, where he studied composition and music theory at the University of Music and Performing Arts with Herbert Lauermann and electroacoustic with Karlheinz Essl.

Since then he has been working as a freelance composer in Vienna. His music includes various chamber music formats, solo, multimedial, symphonic and vocal works as well as film music. Two pieces are published by the Universal Edition. He was chosen for the composer-conductor workshop „Ink still wet“ where he conducted his piece for orchestra „Musikmärchen“ with the Tonkünstler Orchester in Lower Austria. He received several prizes and composition commissions such as: Theodor Körner Prize (2012), composition prize of the Young Talent Competition of the German Society for Musical Theory (2012), „Towards the next 100 years“ from the Konzerthaus, Vienna (2012), Ö1 Composition Prize (2013) INÖK / Allegro Vivo (2016) and Jenö Takács Composition Prize (2016).