Dr. Ana Fontecha is a music composer based in Singapore. She holds music degrees in Piano, Chamber Music and Music Theory, postgraduates in Musicology and Composition, and a PhD in Composition by The University of York, UK. She has been a lecturer in several training courses and has given papers and seminars about her own music and contemporary music in prestigious universities and conservatoires including King’s College London, National Conservatoire of Peru, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Autonomous University of Madrid, and several other venues.
As a composer, she explores the illusion of tempo and speed in interlocked individual layers. Her music has been performed at festivals including the International Festival of Santander, FIS (Spain), Festival de Música de Santa Catarina FEMUSC (Brazil), Piantón International Festival (Spain), and IXI Encuentro Internacional Mujeres en la Música (Mexico). Her works have been performed by internationally renowned performers and ensembles such as Ananda Sukarlan, Ana Häsler, Blair MacMillen, Diego Fernández Magdaleno, Alejandro Ares, Albert Nieto, Rebeca Lluveras, Alicia Burgueño, Garaiz Ensemble, ENSEIC, Chroma Dúo, Ensemble Chimera among others, and recorded by RNE. She has received commissions from individual performers and festivals, some of which are Women compose 2014 and 13th Chamber Music Competition Ecoparque de Trasmiera. She has also written several arrangements for the Garaiz Ensemble. Her music has been published by La Mà de Guido and Editorial Nacional de Chile.
She has wide experience teaching in conservatoires, universities and schools of Spain, Peru and the United Kingdom. Her passion for music education has led her to write compositions for music student books and several piano pieces for students.