CUBE Celebrates 25 Years with Music by Jimmy López

CUBE celebrates 25 years with a program of music by Jimmy Lopez on Thursday, September 20th at 7:30 pm. They will be joined by members of the New Millennium Orchestra and friends, and Philip Morehead will conduct. The program will include Lopez’ Fiesta and Avec Swing for chamber orchestra as well as Ojos Oscuros by Brandon Bruscata (Merit School of Music). The performance will take place at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn, Chicago and tickets are $25 ($15 students). Buy online at

Tickets are also available, at $17.50, for a lunch with Jimmy Lopez and critic Andrew Patner at The Arts Club of Chicago on September 19th. The 11:30 am luncheon will be followed by a discussion at 12:15 pm. For more information email: [email protected].

Jimmy López was born in Lima, Peru in 1978. From 1998 until 2000 he studied with Enrique Iturriaga at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima. From 2000 till 2007 he studied with Veli-Matti Puumala and Eero Hämeenniemi at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, from where he obtained his Master of Music Degree in 2007. Mr. López completed his Ph.D. in Music at the University of California-Berkeley in May 2012, where he worked with Professor Edmund Campion. His works have been performed by ensembles such as Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of Chile and the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru, among others; and in venues such as Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Darmstadt Music Festival, Donaueschingen Music Festival and the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

He has been awarded numerous prizes: First Prize – 2012 Nicola de Lorenzo Music Composition Contest for “Synesthésie”; First Prize – 2011 Nicola de Lorenzo Music Composition Contest for “15 Études for String Octet”; 2009 Georges Ladd Prix de Paris (UC Berkeley), Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the ‘2008 Darmstadt International Course for Contemporary Music’ (Germany); 2008 Morton Gould Young Composer Award (New York) for his concertino for piano, strings, brass and percussion titled “Epiphany”; Second Prize – 2008 Nicola de Lorenzo Music Composition Contest (UC Berkeley) for “Epiphany”; Orchestra Composition Award – SävellYS 2006 Composition Competition (Finland) for his orchestral work “The Plea”; Stipendienpreis at the International Course for Contemporary Music, Darmstadt 2006 (Germany) for his chamber work “Kraftmaschine”; Honorable Mention at the Irino Composition Prize for Chamber Music 2005 (Japan) for his string quartet “La Caresse du Couteau”; First Prize – ALEA III 2003 International Composition Competition (USA) for his piece “K’asa” for violin and piano; and the Orchestra Prize – CCA International Composition Competition 2002 (Taiwan) for his orchestral work “Carnynx”.