Sebastián Zubieta's music has been performed in concerts and festivals in Argentina, Europe, Korea, and the U.S., and by musicians and ensembles including Antoine Tamestit, ICE, the New York Minimalist Ensemble, and Continuum. Commissions include a piece for North/South Consonance, baritone Victor Torres, and the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo. He is currently Music Director at Americas Society (in New York).
He has been conducting choirs and vocal ensembles for 20 years, and has presented a variety of music from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Upcoming conducting engagements include a concert of 17th century Peruvian music with the ensemble Meridionalis in May in New York.
He has presented papers on baroque and contemporary music in the United States, Belgium (17th Congress of the International Musicological Society), and Argentina and has written for Chamber Music magazine. His most recent article, on the intersection of national identity and marketability in the work of iconic Latin American composers of the last century, was presented in the 2010 Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Coucil of Latin American Studies.
Sebastián was a teaching fellow at Yale and taught at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. He holds a Doctorate in composition from Yale and a Licenciatura in musicology from the Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires.
Sebastián Zubieta appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The International Contemporary Ensemble and So Percussion played works ranging from Webern to an ongoing work by the members of So Percussion for the second concert of the 2014 Look & Listen Festival.
Friday, August 02, 2013
This Friday, from 11am to 1pm, join guest host Sebastián Zubieta, as we remember the music of Carlos Chávez, the most famous Mexican composer of the past century, who died 35 years ago this day.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Today at 2 p.m., Q2 presents a comprehensive musical brew of the Americas. Tune in for a mix of contemporary chamber music from Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and beyond.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
This week, we turn our ears towards the north and explore the achievements of Canadian composers. Canada is nowadays very fertile ground for new music and a steady stream of imaginative compositions flows from our neighbors to the north.
Monday, May 24, 2010
This week, as part of Q2's ongoing Curious György, I'll be highlighting Ligeti film scores, his music machines (real and imagined), and offering a close look at Le Grand Macabre and Ligeti's multiple sources of inspiration in writing the opera. We'll also discuss his musical legacy, as we listen to music by some of his students.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Curious György is a two-week exploration of the sounds and life of György Ligeti. Twice each weekday, we'll hear from New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert as we examine different aspects of the Hungarian composer's music and its context.