Zaragoza ( 1965 )
Jesús Torres was born in Saragossa on 15 July 1965 of Andalusian descent, and lives in Madrid since he was ten years old. Born into a family with a long musical tradition, he started learning the violin wiht his uncle José Torres and later entered the Conservatorio Superior de Música of Madrid where he received his academic background. He studied composition privately with Francisco Guerrero from 1986 to 1988. His catalogue expands for over hundred works and includes fourteen orchestral works and numerous works of chamber music for the most varied tiped of ensembles. A special interest of his is setting texts to music, above all the poetry of Vicente Aleixandre, alongside that of other literary figures including San Juan de la Cruz, Rubén Darío, Miguel Hernández, Juan Eduardo Cirlot and Leopoldo Panero. His pieces have been performed in numerous countries at festivals and in concert series, including at the Venice Biennale, Musica 99 Strasb...