Luis Antonio Escobar

Composer

1925 – 1993

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Who was Luis Antonio Escobar?

Luis Antonio Escobar was a Colombian composer and musicologist. He studied at the Bogota Conservatory and then at the Peabody Institute in Maryland. Afterward he studied in Europe with Boris Blacher. Escobar was the Colombian consul in Bonn, West Germany, from 1967 to 1970 and was cultural attache to the consulate in Miami in 1993. He is survived by his wife, pianist and composer Amparo Ángel.

In 1973 he co-founded El Muro Blanco, a cultural learning center in Bogota, with Andres Holguín. He won the national music prize awarded by Banco de Colombia in 1974. He has been recorded by Colombian ensembles. His work at times incorporated folk and traditional music of Colombia.

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Born
Jul 14, 1925
Villapinzón
Nationality
  • Colombia
Education
  • Columbia University
    Music history
  • Peabody Institute
    Composition
Lived in
  • Miami
    ( - 1993/09/11)
Died
Sep 11, 1993
Miami

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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