germán ALONSO was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1984.

He studied Guitar and Composition (specialization in Electroacoustic Composition) at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, obtaining the highest marks. At the same time he studies electroacoustic composition with Alberto Bernal.

He continued studying composition at the Strasbourg Conservatoire with Mark André, a Master in Mixed Composition at the HEM in Geneva under M. Jarrell, Luis Naon and Eric Daubresse, and new technologies at IRCAM with Mauro Lanza.

He holds a Master degree in musicology in Paris 8 University, where he studied with Anne Sèdes and José Manuel López.

He has attended master classes and courses held by composers Alberto Posadas, Hèctor Parra, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Aureliano Cattaneo, Brian Ferneyhough and Yan Maresz, among others.

He has been selected for Domaine Forget’s “Musique Nouvelle” in Quebec, “Voix Nouvelles” of the Royaumont Foundation in Paris, the “International Composer Pyramid” in Canterbury, the “Contemporary Music Meeting INJUVE” (Spanish Youth Institute), Cátedra “Manuel de Falla” in Cadiz (Spain) or the European Musical Creation Workshop in Madrid (Spain), among others.

His works have been played in Europe and America by Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Xasax, CrossingLines, Vertixe Sonora, Contrechamps, Asko|Schönberg, Grup Instrumental de València, Sigma Project, Patrick Stadler, Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach, Ums’n Jip, Interensemble, Zahir Ensemble, Taller Sonoro, s’ensemble or SequenzaSUR. He had thus the opportunity to work with conductors like Lorraine Vaillancourt, Baldur Brönnimann, Clark Rundell, Bernardino Beggio, J.M. Sánchez-Verdú, Andrés Salado or Joan Cerveró.

He was prizewinner in composition competitions 9th Composition Competition “Città di Udine”, II Seminario Permanente de Composición de Valencia and II Concurso de Composición “Carmelo Bernaola” and finalist at the Gaudeamus Prize 2013.

He has received commissions from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung / Ensemble CrossingLines, Vertixe Sonora, Institut Valencià de la Música, Government of Andalusia, Encontre Internacional de Compositors of Mallorca, etc.; and scholarships from the BBVA Foundation (Beca Leonardo), Swiss Confederation, “la Caixa” Foundation, the Spanish Government-Ministry of Education and the Association des amis de Royaumont.

In May 2019, he premièred the opera The Sins of the Cities of the Plain with libretto by Fabrizio Funari, based on the homonymous book. The première took place at Espacio Turina (Sevilla) and was performed by Proyecto OCNOS and singer Niño de Elche. For this project he received a Leonardo Grant from the BBVA Foundation.

Currently Germán is teaching Orchestration at the Conservatorio Superior de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). His scores are published by BabelScores.