What's new

Sep 26 & 27, 2015

*Mauricio Beltran’s new concerto for flute and orchestra, Veinte Petirrojos de Cristal, received its world premiere by Alejandro Escuer and Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México, under the leadership of conductor José Areán. The piece was composed as a tribute to the chilxdren victims of the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012.

May 24, 2015

*El Último Suspiro de Jacinto Kaan Ek’ will receive its world premiere by Cuarteto de Cuerdas José White, at the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez (FIMNME). Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City.

Oct 2014

*First Prize at the International Competition ‘Nuestra América’ 2014, with his string quartet El Último Suspiro de Jacinto Kaan Ek'.


Oct 2013

*Mauricio Beltran and Christian Morris’s article Between the Pages: Composition Process in Dutilleux’s Symphony No.2 was published by the prestigious journal Tempo (Cambridge U. Press). Volume 67, Issue 266.

Jun 14, 2013

*The Centro Universitario de Creación Musical (CUCM) de la taro had its official inauguration ceremony at Campus Aeropuerto UAQ. This academic centre is directed by Dr Mauricio Beltrán and provides young composers with hands-on professional experience and career guidance in an innovative master-apprentice environment. Press note at: http://issuu.com/marioduranalcala/docs/65_gazzeta_final/30

May 26, 2013

*Ka-ik’, for clarinet, harp, piano, and string quartet, will receive its world premiere by the CEPROMUSIC Instrumental Ensemble at the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez 2013. (May 26, 5.00PM @ Sala Manuel M Ponce del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City).

Sep, 2012

*The latest issue of Academus (Año 4, No. 6) includes the article Aires Bucaneros, by Mauricio Beltrán. Academus is a journal on art, science, and interdisciplinary culture published by the Instituto de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias of the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro.

Sep 19, 2012

*Mauricio Beltran has been awarded a grant by the prestigious Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (CONACULTA-FONCA).

Jun 11, 2012

*Elegía, for string quartet is having its world premiere at the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez. Sala Xochipilli de la Escuela Nacional de Música, 20 horas.  Cuarteto de Cuerdas José White.

May 1, 2012

*Wuk-manik’ for orchestra is one of three pieces chosen to represent Mexican contemporary music at the International Rostrum of Composers 2012, in Stockholm, Sweden. The event is organized and promoted by the UNESCO, through its International Musical Council.

April 25, 2012

*Mauricio Beltran delivered the conference Tan cerca pero tan lejos: lo que no alcanzamos a escuchar en la música at UAQ Campus Amealco.

March 30, 2012

*Mauricio Beltran delivered the seminar El misterio de las transformaciones: la música de Henri Dutilleux, at Escuela Nacional de Música de la UNAM. The lecture was part of the Seminario Abierto de Música Contemporánea (SAMC), organized by Dr. Alejandro Escuer and Dr. Gabriela Ortiz.

March 16 & 17, 2012

*Mauricio Beltran and British composer Christian Morris will be presenting their co-authored paper Between the Pages: Compositional Procedures in Dutilleux’s Second Symphony at the Sacher Perspectives Conference 2012, in Cardiff, UK. Other papers to be presented include: The Use of Spectograms’ Transcriptions by Gérard Grisey: Retracing the Creative Process of Spectral Polyphony in Modulations (1976-77), by François-Xavier Féron (IRCAM); and Spring Rounds: Stravinsky and the Seasonal Cycle, Stephen Walsh (Cardiff University).

October 25, 2011

*Elegía (1991) was awarded 2nd. prize in the Primer Concurso Internacional de Composición para Cuarteto de Cuerdas “Nuestra América”. The piece will be premiered in 2012 at the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez and performed on tour by the prestigious José White String Quartet.

October, 2011

*Mauricio Beltran and British composer Christian Morris visited the Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel, Switzerland) to study manuscripts for their research on Henri Dutilleux’s music.

August 11, 2011

*New radio show produced by Mr. Beltran and the Facultad de Ingeniería starts airing at Radio UAQ. La Música al Descubierto will be broadcast weekly on Thursdays at 5.00 PM (Central Standard Time - CST). If you are in Querétaro you can tune your radio to 89.5 FM. Or you can listen from anywhere in the globe at: http://radio.uaq.mx. After that, you can listen to the last episode broadcasted at the page Radio show here in this site.

June 24 & 26, 2011

*Wuk-manik’, will be performed by the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, with Leonardo Gasparini as conductor. Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara.

June 12, 2011

*Wuk-manik’, for orchestra, will have its world premiere as part of the XXXIII Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez. Mexico City.

May 2011

*Doroteo y su conciencia, for salterio and piano, will be performed by the Dulcemelos duet @ Auditorio de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la UAQ (Querétaro, México). May 16th, 5 PM.

October 2010

*Festival Internacional Cervantino, Guanajuato, Mexico. Dulcemelos is giving a concert on new music written for salterio and piano. The program includes Doroteo y su conciencia. Thursday 28th, 8:00 PM @ Teatro Manuel Doblado.

*Clarinetist Luis Obregón will premier Beltran’s solo clarinet piece L’Ennemi. Puebla, Mexico, October 8th.

September 2010

* New CD release by Dulcemelos: El Salterio 1810 - 1910 - 2010. The album includes the piece Doroteo y su conciencia.

*IV Festival Internacional de Salterio - Querétaro 2010 / . September 22–26. Doroteo y su conciencia is included in the program for the concert 1810, 1910, y 2010.

June 2010

* June 10 and 12 @ Museo Regional de Querétaro: Performance of Mr. Beltran’s piece Doroteo y su conciencia, for salterio and piano, by the Dulcemelos duet.

*His new work Quien Canta, Sus Males Espanta, for 3 percussionists and baritone, was premiered during the quez, @ sica de la UNAM on June 2nd 2010, by percussion ensemble Tambuco and baritone Benito Navarro. Superb performance guys, congratulations!

May 2010

*The salterio and piano duet Dulcemelos comissions Mr. Beltran a new piece to be premiered on May 9th 2010 @ Museo Nacional de Arte, in Mexico City. www.dulcemelos.org.mx

November 2009

*Winner of the National competition ‘Programa de     Comisiones de Obra’ to write a new orchestral piece for the Orquestas Sinfónicas Juveniles de México. snfm.conaculta.gob.mx

Feb, 2017

*Mauricio Beltran and Christian Morris's co-authored article on French composer Henri Dutilleux has been published by foremost Mexican journal Pauta (No. 139-140)

Oct 23, 2016

*Beltran's chamber piece Hux-ak'bal received its premier by the extraordinary contemporary music ensemble CEPROMUSIC. Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez 2016. Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Centro Cultural Universitario, UNAM, Mexico City.