Born in Quito in 1974, Jorge Oviedo realized his musical studies in the National Conservatory of Ecuador, where he studied piano, composition and conducting. Since then, Oviedo has served as a composer for Quito’s department of musical development, and as assistant conductor of the Banda Sinfónica Metropolitana and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador. Currently, he directs the Quito Ensamble 6, which was created with the objective of providing opportunities for the dissemination of the traditional and contemporary music of Ecuador.
Oviedo is the recipient of many awards and honors, including that of finalist in the 1996 Reina María-José composition competition in Geneva, Switzerland, and in that same year his work, "Tocancias," won the only prize in a choral music composition competition held in Spain. In 2001, his "El Cuco del Ilaló" received an honorable mention in Spain; he was also a finalist in a composition competition in Ecuador. Most recently, his composition "Huayra," for youth orchestra and children's choir, won second prize in an international competition
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