Luis Enrique Juliá
Luis Enrique Juliá was nominated for the 2009 Latin Grammy Award as a music producer for his double CD "Anniversary Concert" featuring works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and his "Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (2008)," commissioned as part of poliartístico project in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Pro Arte Musical. This recording was performed live by the clarinetist Ricardo Morales and the Pacifica Quartet. In 2002 he produced the television show "Caribbean Guitar", and in 1993 he recorded the CD "Luis Enrique Juliá / CARIBE": a mix of "classic" tunes with jazz and popular subjects for guitar and various instruments. Has also composed scores for the Ballets de San Juan and modern dance company Andanza and written songs and incidental music for experimental theater productions.
Although self-taught in composition, he studied classical guitar with teachers such as José Tomás, Rey de la Torre and Leonardo Egíºrbida and participated in master classes with Andrés Segovia, Alirio Diaz, Oscar Ghiglia and Leo Brouwer. In 1975 he had graduated from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico, where he is Professor and Director of Strings at the Conservatory.