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ABOUT CHRISTIAN

Christian Quiñones (b.1996) is a Puerto Rican composer whose music explores concepts such as cultural identity and the intersection between vernacular music, electronic textures, rock, and Latin music. 

For 2020 he was selected for the Earshot Underwood Orchestra Readings with the American Composers Orchestra and has received commissions from the Brooklyn Arts Council Inaugural Commission, Icarus Quartet, the Bergamot String Quartet, The Goodwin Avenue Trio, and the Victory players where Christian was 2018-2019 composer in residence. 

In addition, Christian has also been a fellow at the 2021 Bang on a Can Summer Festival, DePaul University Summer Residency, MIFA Festival, Red Note Music Festival, Connecticut Summerfest, CCI Initiative, and The Zodiac Festival in France where he was awarded the Distinguished Composer award.

Christian is a graduate of the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico (B.M.) and the University of Illinois (M.M), where he was the recipient of the Graduate College Master’s Fellowship. Next fall, Christian will begin his Ph.D. as a President’s fellow at Princeton University.

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