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Meza

Vinicio Meza is a Costa Rican composer and arranger of symphonic, chamber, jazz and “salsa” music. Vinicio obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, USA, and his Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, USA. In Costa Rica, the Ministry of Culture has awarded him with the “National Prize in Music Performance” and the “National Prize in Music Composition”. ACAM (Composers and Authors Association of Costa Rica) has awarded him with the “Prize for Arranger of the Year”, the “Prize for Composer of the Year” in formal music and the “Prize for Composer of the Year” in jazz. Several of his works have been recorded and commissioned in Costa Rica and abroad. Vinicio has been clarinet professor at the University of Costa Rica and at the National University of Costa Rica. He is a member of the Costa Rica Symphony Orchestra and teaches Music Appreciation at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology. He was the music director, composer and arranger of Soncaribe “Salsa” Orchestra and he is clarinetist, saxophonist and composer of Swing en 4 jazz quartet.

Title
Instrumentation
Length
Composer
Curubandeando
Full Orchestra
6 min
Meza
Episodios para fagot y orquesta
Bassoon and Orchestra
12 min
Meza
Lucía
String Orchestra and Opt. Solo Voice
5 min
Meza