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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fernando Arroyo Lascurain - Composer 

Fernando Arroyo García Lascurain received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Composition at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Danielpour, where he was awarded a “Merit Scholarship” for two years. Upon graduation from his Master degree, Arroyo was awarded the Van Lier Foundation Fellowship, an award given to a young composer in the early stages of his career, working in any style of music or sound art that have proven their artistic merit. In 2012 he relocated to Los Angeles where he received a PhD in Composition at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) where he worked with composers Bruce Broughton, Paul Chihara, Ian Krouse and David S. Lefkowitz. 
   
His music has been performed throughout Mexico, Spain, Chicago, New York, United Kingdom and California and ranges from solo instrumental works, chamber music and large symphonic works to film, theatre and popular music. Most recently the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra (NYC), the Southern California Viola Choir (LA) and members of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, have performed Fernando’s music.
During the summer of 2015, renowned Mexican private university Universidad Panamericana asked Fernando to help create the first private university program for the Fine Arts (Bellas Artes) in Mexico. His duties included creating the curriculums for a four-year degree in film music composition, music technology, orchestration, music theory and ear training.

As a violinist and pianist, Fernando Arroyo has performed Arroyo has performed with the Orquesta Arteus, OCUP Orchestra, OSC Orchestra, Artemus Orchestra and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space in NYC, Le Poison Rouge, Kings College Cambridge, LACMA Museum in Los Angeles, Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, Sala Nezahualcoyotl, Sala Ollin Yoliztli, Palacio de Bellas Artes and other concert halls across Mexico. He has also performed in Cambridge, London, Madrid, Torres Ciudad, Bilbao, Navarra, Chicago, Washington D.C, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno and South Korea. He was also the Concertmaster of the Cedros-UP Symphony Orchestra and the Universidad Panamericana Chamber Orchestra.
Fernando has been a featured performer in several recordings, ranging from classical to tango, Danzón, rock, film and pop music. Fernando Arroyo’s concert music has been performed throughout Mexico, Spain, Chicago, New York, United Kingdom, South Korea, and California ranging from solo instrumental works, opera, chamber music, and large symphonic works to film, theatre and popular music. As a film composer, Fernando has collaborated with film directors Roland Emmerich, Trent Kendrick and is set to compose the music for Jose Sierra’s (winner of the Ariel Price 2015) first feature film. In the fall of 2013 Fernando wrote the music for “Any Given Tuesday”, a PSA featuring Elton John and Jamie Foxx. In 2016 Fernando composed the music for the documentary “Pet Fooled” (2017) by producer Michael Fossat, and worked on the music team for “Independence Day: Resurgence” (2016).
    
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