Mexican composer Mario Lavista passed away

Composer Mario Lavista passed away Photo: La Jornada / Yazmín Ortega Cortés

Mario Lavista Camacho, composer and member of El Colegio Nacional, passed away today Thursday at the age of 78, reported the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL), as well as the Minister of Culture of the Government of Mexico, Alejandra Frausto.

“With deep pain and great admiration we bid farewell to the Mexican composer Mario Lavista. His work allowed the recognition of the music of the twentieth century in Mexico and the world. As a teacher, he formed generations of the MX Conservatory. We embraced his mother, María Elena, and Claudia, his daughter, ”reported the account of Twitter from the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature.

For her part, Alejandra Frausto joined the messages lamenting the loss of the composer and later reported that today a posthumous tribute will be held for Mario Lavista in Fine Arts.

The music is in mourning. Today the teacher Mario Lavista says goodbye, huge figure of art and teacher of generations. Mexico and Latin America lose one of the most outstanding composers of the last century. A warm hug to Claudia, her friends, students and family ”, wrote the head of the Government of Mexico.

The INBA on its Twitter account lamented the death of the Mexican composer Photo: Twitter / @ bellasartesinba
The INBA on its Twitter account lamented the death of the Mexican composer Photo: Twitter / @ bellasartesinba

“The Secretary of Culture of Mexico today will pay a posthumous tribute to maestro Mario Lavista at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in agreement with his family and in recognition of one of the most influential figures in shaping the contemporary music scene in Mexico and elsewhere.”, Alejandra Frausto emphasized to pay tribute to the famous interpreter.

For her part, Lucina Jiménez, general director of INBAL, lamented the death of the singer-songwriter and reiterated that music was the pillar to teach his chair: “For Mario Lavista music was an infinite universe to be discovered. Huge musician, composer, generous teacher, popularizer of 20th and 21st century music, warm in his treatment and clear in his words. A big one is leaving ”, he concluded.

Mario Lavista Camacho was born in Mexico City in 1943. In his later years he worked closely with some notable interpreters interested in investigating new technical possibilities offered by traditional instruments.

Alejandra Frausto mourned the death of Mario Lavista Photo: Instagram / @ alefrausto
Alejandra Frausto mourned the death of Mario Lavista Photo: Instagram / @ alefrausto

Also, recently He was in charge of the chairs of analysis and musical language of the 20th century at the National Conservatory of Music and was director of the magazine Schedule.

The author of the opera AuraHe studied composition with Carlos Chávez and Héctor Quintanar, and musical analysis with Rodolfo Halffter at the National Conservatory of Music. In 1987 he was awarded a scholarship from the Guggenheim Foundation to write his opera in one act, Aura, based on the homonymous work by Carlos Fuentes, and he was appointed a member of the Academy of Arts.

In 1991 he received the National Prize for Sciences and Arts and the Mozart medalTwo years later, the National Council for Culture and the Arts distinguished him as an emeritus creator.

Mario Lavista died, reported the secretary of culture of the Government of Mexico Photo: Twitter / @ alefrasutro
Mario Lavista died, reported the secretary of culture of the Government of Mexico Photo: Twitter / @ alefrasutro

Mario Lavista entered El Colegio Nacional on October 14, 1998. His entrance speech was “The language of the musician”, which was answered by the philosopher and writer Alejandro Rossi.

He was an honorary member of the Seminario de Cultura Mexicana. He has taught courses and seminars at universities in the United States and Canada and at the Latin American Contemporary Music Courses.

The National Council for Culture and the Arts and the National Institute of Fine Arts awarded him the Commemorative Medal of the Palace of Fine Arts (2006). The Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo awarded him the title that accredits the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa (2010).

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