Fabian Beltran was born in Colombia where he performed and became influenced by a diverse range of musical styles. His music combines elements of traditional, contemporary, popular, and Latin American music.
Fabian has been the recipient of multiple recognitions that include an Indiana State University Music Now competition Award, Russell Horn Composition Award, Reed Holmes Music Composition Award, the Memphis Belvedere Chamber Music Award, and UTSA College of Fine Arts Music Competition Awards (2013 & 2014).
His music has been selected by artists and ensembles across the U.S. with additional performances in China and Colombia. Recent notable projects include performances by the International Contemporary Ensemble and the JACK Quartet. Additionally, his works have been featured in venues such as Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, Symphony Space, and in festivals such as the Atlantic Music Festival, Fresh Inc, Soundscapes (Blanton Museum of Art), Kansas City Electronic Music & Arts Alliance, Vox Novus Concert Series, and Aquila Summer Concert Series.
Other notable projects involve music for theater and dance which have included productions with the Portico Dance Theater, the NYC Young Dancemakers Company, and Teatro Libre of Bogota.
Fabian holds a B.A. in music composition from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he studied with Ethan Wickman, and an M.M. from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Richard Danielpour. Presently, he is completing his composition doctoral studies at New York University where he is a teaching assistant and a Ph.D. fellow.
Besides composing, Fabian is also an active performer, amateur painter, and one of the co-founders of Sforzando Composer’s Collective —an association that is active in the promotion, organization, and creation of new music and multidisciplinary works in New York City, where he resides with his wife.
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"...One eagerly awaits hearing more from this talented composer"
—Rorianne Schrade for
New York Concert Review
May 30, 2018.