Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt

Chilean composer and teacher Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt was born in Temuco on 26 August 1925. He studied at the Chilean National Conservatory and then in Europe, taking back European avant-garde musical culture to Chile.

He was director of the Instituto de Extension Musical, taught at the Chilean National Conservatory and worked in Bonn as a Chilean cultural attaché. Following the 1973 Chilean coup, he settled in Germany, teaching at the University of Oldenburg from 1974.

 Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt died at his home in Oldenburg on 3 January 2010, aged eighty-four.


A selection of articles about Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt

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