(b. 2 October 1966, Güímar, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands).
Spanish composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and choral works that have been performed throughout Europe; he is also active as a conductor.
Mr. Curbelo began composing before he had a formal musical education. He studied conducting, saxophone and various aspects of music at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Santa Cruz de Tenerife from 1983–93.
Among his honours is the Premio de la Música Miguel Castillo Modalidad Composición de la Ciudad de Güímar (2005, for Cuadros de Goymad [withdrawn]).
As a conductor, he served as director of the symphonic band on the island of El Hierro, Canary Islands from 1990–93, of the Agrupación la Filarmónica de Los Realejos from 1994–96 and of the Agrupación Musical Orotava in La Orotava from 1997–99.
He taught as a professor on the island of El Hierro, Canary Islands from 1990–93 and as a professor of musical language in La Orotava from 1997–99.
Some of his scores are held at the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Inawak (opera), 1982
Trol, Trolis (opera), 1984
Isru, large orchestra, 1980
Fixus, large orchestra, 1990
Dedalo, large orchestra, 1991
Onirix, large orchestra, 1995
Ursin (concerto non grosso), piano, orchestra, 1995
Kiliu, large orchestra, 1996
Sinfonía de los mendigos, 1997
Pincelada, clarinet, 1987
Quintettino, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 1988
Arsium, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 1990
Diaxeusis, string quartet, 1990
Horny, French horn, piano, 1992
Salmor, French horn, piano, 1992
Diver, piano, string quartet, 1996
Musver, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, timpani, 1996
Logos, flute, 1997
Tritón, string quartet, 1998
Noche Silenciosa, celesta, 2002
Elfos, clarinet, cello, piano, 2003
Tolhar, string quartet, 2003
GLUPFUC, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 2003
Zigsax, 4 saxophones, 2004
Lacónicas, children's chorus/female chorus, 1990
Eidos, mixed chorus, small orchestra, 1995
Agar, mixed chorus, 1996
Garab, mixed chorus, 1996
Como en otoño, mixed chorus, 1997
Dulce sueño, mixed chorus, 1997
Ólas, mixed chorus, 1998
Himno a la muy noble ciudad de Güímar, mixed chorus, male chorus, small orchestra, 2008
Ojos astrales, soprano, piano, 1996
Pensamiento, soprano/tenor, piano, 1997
Three Songs (text by José Agustín Goytisolo), tenor, piano, 2003
Soledad (text by Pedro de Miguel), 2 tenors, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2003
Sonata Nos. 1–20
Sonatina Nos. 1–18