Jose Elizondo

Music has been Jose Elizondo’s passion since he was 5, when he began performing in concerts and participating in piano and organ competitions at a national level in Mexico. From an early age, Jose received awards and recognition from institutions like FONAPAS (Mexico’s National Fund for Social and Artistic Activities) and the International Yamaha Music Foundation.

Jose moved to Boston, where he received degrees in Music and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At Harvard University, he studied musical analysis, orchestration and conducting. His main teachers at MIT and Harvard were professors Peter Child, Edward Cohen, Lowell Lindgren, Bill Cutter, James Yannatos, Constance DeFotis and Jameson Marvin.

Jose’s music has been performed by over 100 orchestras around the world. He is particularly proud of his collaboration with youth orchestras. For example, the Brighton Youth Orchestra (UK), conducted by maestro Andrew Sherwood, has performed his compositions in England, Scotland, France, Italy, Zimbabwe and the Congo. Maestro Wayne Toews has conducted Jose’s music with the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra and several other orchestras in Canada in a number of performances and educational projects. Jose considers maestros Andrew Sherwood, Wayne Toews and Sergio Buslje (music director of several orchestras in Washington, Honduras and Argentina) as his most influential mentors, at a personal and professional level.

The Dawn of Hope (La alborada de la esperanza)

"The Dawn of Hope" is a composition about overcoming life's challenges, focusing on the transforming power of love and compassion, which allow us to have hope for a better future. [...]

2020-05-01T23:57:38+00:00Instrumentation unaccompanied cello, cello and piano, cello and guitar, cello violin and guitar, cello alto-sax and piano, cello voice and piano, string quartet, cello and string orchestra|Work Type , , ,

Crepúsculos (Twilight / Alpenglow)

This piece was inspired by Alpenglow, the magical pinkish or orange light that appears at the top of the Alps right before the sun goes down. The piece is sweet [...]

2020-05-01T23:57:59+00:00Instrumentation unaccompanied cello, cello and piano, cello and string orchestra (with or without piano)|Work Type , ,

Limoncello

Limoncello is a very lyrical, light, sweet and playful piece, as the name indicates.

2020-05-01T23:58:19+00:00Instrumentation unaccompanied cello, cello and piano, cello and accordion, cello and string orchestra (with or without piano)|Work Type , , ,

Princesa de Hadas (Fairy Tale Princess)

Princesa de hadas (Fairy Tale Princess) was commissioned by Argentine poet Patricio Méndez. The title of this piece refers to a verse from a poem by Méndez, where he describes [...]

2020-05-02T00:03:02+00:00Instrumentation Unaccompanied cello, Cello and Piano, Cello and Guitar, Cello and Orchestra (with or without Piano)|Work Type , , , ,

Danzas Latinoamericanas (Latin American Dances)

Danzas Latinoamericanas (Latin American Dances) is a 10-minute suite in three movements. Its movements can be performed independently. It was originally commissioned by Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto. It is based [...]

2020-05-02T00:01:05+00:00Instrumentation Unaccompanied Cello, 2 cellos, 4 cellos, 8 cellos, Cello and piano, Cello and Accordion, Cello and Alto Saxophone, Cello and Guitar, Cello and Viola, Cello and Violin, Cello Violin and Guitar, Cello Violin and Piano, String Quartet, Cello and Orchestra (with or without Piano)|Work Type , , , , ,