Guest Composer Orquesta Sinfonia de Heredia
Commissioned Composer University of Michigan Percussion Studio
Guest Composer Ashland Symphony Orchestra
“My music emerges from the heart of Caribbean rhythms and chants. We are a creative mixture of cultures – an explosion of sounds, colors, and imagination. It has always been my universe, my poetic vision of the world…”
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Member & Treasurer – Latin American Collegium of Composers:
When Darwin Aquino was a young boy growing up in the Dominican Republic, his father directed him to choose one instrument to learn to play. Aquino opted for the violin and, with that early decision, took his first steps along a musical journey that would eventually...
Dominican classics disc 6 / vol. II Historical collection of music by classical composers from the Dominican Republic.
Classical music is not as big of a tradition in the Dominican Republic as it is in some other locations, and opportunities for young musicians are limited there. “But when you have a passion about something, life sends you the way,” says Darwin Aquino, an FIU graduate...
Maestro Darwin Aquino (Dominican composer, director and violinist) brings PRIMICIAS to Stay At Music and tells us about his inspiration in the rhythms and folk songs of our island to compose.
Folklore in the Modern Concert Hall: Religion, Tradition, and Cultural Mixture in Darwin Aquino’s Cantata para Amansar la Muerte (Cantata to Tame Death) The purpose of this analysis by Emmanuel Berrido is to explain how Darwin Aquino’s work, Cantata para Amansar la...