Mexican Composer Mario Lavista Dies At 78

MEXICO.- Mexican composer Mario Lavista Camacho died this Thursday, November 4, at the age of 78. This was reported by the head of the Ministry of Culture, Alejandra Frausto.

The official said that, with the death of the artist, “Mexico and Latin America lose one of the most outstanding composers of the last century.” He described him as a “huge figure of art and teacher of generations.”

He sent “a warm hug to Claudia, her friends, students and family.”

In addition to Frausto, various cultural institutions, as well as artists and politicians, mourned the death of Lavista Camacho.

Who was Mario Lavista Camacho?

He was a Mexican composer who was born on April 3, 1943, in Mexico City. He was the nephew of fellow composer Raúl Lavista.

He studied composition at the National Conservatory of Music and in 1967 he received a scholarship to study at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. In 1970 he founded the improv group Quanta.

In 1991 he received the National Prize of Sciences and Arts in the area of ​​Fine Arts and the Mozart Medal (Mexico), and in 1998 he entered El Colegio Nacional.

He was also an honorary member of the Seminario de Cultura Mexicana, as well as a professor at the National Conservatory of Music.

He also served as director of Pauta magazine. Notebooks on music theory and criticism. He was even nominated three times for the Ariel Awards, for his compositions for film productions

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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