Roberto Sierra

Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra was born in Vega Baja on 9 October 1953. His teachers, in Europe, included György Ligeti in Hamburg.

His opera El mensajero de plata was performed in San Juan at the Interamerican Festival on 9 October 1986, his 1985 orchestral work Júbilo was performed in Carnegie Hall in 1987, and his music has since been performed and recorded widely, internationally.

He has been composer in residence with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.

His Missa Latina was well-received in Washington DC and in Puerto Rico.

Roberto Sierra teaches composition at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.


A selection of articles about Roberto Sierra

Ensemble. An Evening of Marvelous Musical Variety - Ron Bierman listens to Pacho Flores, Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra playing music by Roberto Sierra, Bernstein and Rachmaninov

Ensemble. Intense Leadership - Sierra, Ginastera and Rachmaninov conducted by Alasdair Neale, reviewed by Lawrence Budmen

Ensemble. Breathtaking Pianism - Malcolm Miller was at Ian Hobson's Wigmore Hall piano recital