Keyla Orozco

Cuban born Composer-Educator-Pianist Keyla Orozco who’s musical career started to expand when migrated to The Netherlands in 1995, lives and works in the United States since the last nine years. Her compositional work has been awarded with the Guggenheim Fellowship, Cintas Fellowship, Composition Grant by Fromm Music Foundation (Harvard University), Recording Inclusivity Inniciative’s Prize by All Classical Portland, Two-Year Composition Grant from the Dutch Performing Arts Funds, Residence Fellowship at MacDowell Colony, among others. She has been commissioned to write for internationally acclaimed ensembles, orchestras, and soloists such as Nederlands Kamerkoor, Nederlands Fluitorkest, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Ashko ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, David Kweksilber Bigband, ZOFO (piano duet), String Orchestra of New York City, and Toomai String Quintet to mention some, as well as for educational programs like Portland Youth Philharmonic, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, and Ricciotti Ensemble. Her works have been performed worldwide at venues such as The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, Symphony Space, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. Orozco graduated in Composition at the University of the Arts in Havana. Later on, she followed advanced composition studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and Conservatory of Amsterdam.