Jose Luis Valdivias Arias
Born in Granada in 1994, Valdivia studied at Tai School of Music and Arts before moving to Rotterdam to work with Robin de Raaff and Peter Jan Wagemans at Codarts.
Valdivia’s piece Gouache was premiered in 2018 by Ensemble Sonido extremo Being aware with the National prize for young composers SGAE/CNDM and has since been taken up by other orchestras, including the jove orchestra de la Generalitat and the Valencia Orchestra. His 2019 chamber piece Hyperconnected Fragmentations, was premiered by Doelen Ensemble, at the Doelen in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
In 2020 Valdivia made the premiere of his piece Boyish for ensemble, with the ensemble United instruments of Lucilin (Luxembourg) conducted by Steve Boehm. 2021 Boyish has been performed by the ensemble United instruments of Lucilin in the International festival of Music and Dance of Granada and will be played in Luxembourg in 2022. B3: Brouwer trio premiered his first piano trio in 2018 in the religious music festival of Cuenca, Spain.
Valdivia is currently studying at the Royal College of Music in London with the composer Kenneth Hesketh.