JUNE 6-8, 2019

Juro Kim Feliz

Juro Kim Feliz (b. 1987, Philippines) is a composer currently based in Toronto, Canada. Pursuing composition studies in the University of the Philippines under Jonas Baes among others, he subsequently earned an M.Mus Composition degree at McGill University under the supervision of Melissa Hui. Other mentors include composers Liza Lim, Dieter Mack, Chong Kee Yong, Anothai Nitibhon, Bernd Asmus and Linda Catlin Smith through various consultations.

He is the recipient of the Goethe South East Asian Young Composer Award (1st place, 2009), enabling him to explore the contemporary music scene outside the four corners of his university. He attended the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt in 2010 under the financial support of Goethe Institut Malaysia. His participation in music festivals and workshops included his involvement in the Music Underkonstruction projects of the Metro Manila Community Orchestra (2008-2009); the Yogyakarta Contemporary Music Festivals in Indonesia (2009, 2010, 2014); the Asian Composers League festivals in South Korea (2009), Taiwan (2011), Israel (2012) and the Philippines (2015); the Manila Composers Lab in the Philippines (2008-2011); the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab in Canada (2014, 2016); the Project Bakawan Arts Festival in the Philippines (2015); the Kansas City-Montréal Musical Exchange (2015); the Pivot Mentorship Program of the Canadian League of Composers in Toronto (2017); the Music Biennale Zagreb in Croatia (2017); and the New Music on the Bayou in Louisiana, US (2017).

Besides composing, he was also the former radio producer and co-host (2015-2017) of Sigaw ng Bayan Montreal, a Filipino radio talk show airing at CKUT 90.3 FM.

2017 Featured Composition: Gandingan sa Kagiliran