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"A prolific composer, Soto has developed a personal style distinguished by an elegant combination of delicacy and experimentation."

Chilean Music Journal (2017)

Chilean composer living in Freiburg, Germany. He has collaborated a. o. with the SWR Orchestra, Trio Estatico (Viola Consort - Modern/Klangforum Wien/Intercontemporain), Eliot Quartett (Frankfurt), Duo Sano-Sowicz (London), .abeceda (Ljubljiana), Duo Intakt (Freiburg), LJE Baden-Württemberg, Marga-Marga Orchestra (Valparaiso), Colectivo Azul Ensemble and Copiu Ensemble (Santiago), as well as soloists like Shizuyo Oka (Ensemble Recherche) and Alfonso Gomez.

Festivals include a. o. Forum Neuer Musik (Köln 2022), Sommer in Stuttgart (2022), Ensems 42 (Valencia 2020), Nuntempa 7 (Xalapas 2019), XVII FIMC UCH (Santiago de Chile, 2017), and PRISMAS (Santiago 2016 / Arequipa 2014 / La Plata 2012)

Awards include among others the Neustart Kultur Scolarship (2022, German Federal Commission for Culture and Media), Ad Libitum Prize (2022, Winfried Böhler Culture Foundation & Netzwerk Neue Musik), the IBERMUSICAS Residence 2021 in London (Iberoamerican International Music Fund), TONALi20 (Patroness Sofia Gubaidulina & Vera and Oscar Ritter Foundation), PULSAR 2018 (Chilean Copyrights Society Composition Prize), DAAD Prize and the Chilean Academy of Fine Arts Composition Prize 2016 "Carlos Riesco".

M. A. Soto Mayorga studied composition with Johannes Schöllhorn in Germany and among others with Rafael Diaz Silva in Chile. Master Classes with a. o. Carola Bauckholt, Luca Belcastro, Ramón Lazkano, Georges Aperghis, Annesley Black, Bernard Cavanna, and Eun Hwa Cho round up his musical education.

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