Biography

Amparo Edo Biol is a composer and horn player with diverse experience in concert and stage music as well as music for media. She is known for her creative work in symphonic music productions that bring together melodies, rhythms, and harmonies from contemporary-classical music and popular styles like jazz, pop, flamenco, and electronic music.

Amparo has won composition competitions including International Women Brass Conference Prize (Foundations, IWBC, 2019), Women and Culture Award (Génesis, Diputación de Málaga, 2013), and Salvador Seguí International Composition Competition (Juego de niños, SIMC Montserrat, 2007). Her song Un café per a emportar earned a nomination to the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA, 2015). She has been commissioned to write music for renowned artists and ensembles including Spanish Brass (Barandat, 2022 and Sambori, 2017), Metal·lògic Ensemble (Brass Therapy, 2015), and Orfeó Universitari de València (Lux aeterna, 2022), and for various competitions, festivals, and organizations, including the Iturbi International Piano Festival (Anchor’s Flight, 2019), the Valencian Federation of Music Societies (Snapan, 2018), the Spanish Tuba and Euphonium Association (Foundations, AETyB, 2016), the Valencia State Wind Ensemble Competition (Flor de Mayo, 2016), and the Spanish Cerebral Palsy Association (Niño Duende, 2006).

Amparo has performed in the Grammy-nominated album Providencia (2010) by Danilo Pérez, among other recordings. She has arranged and orchestrated music for numerous albums, films, and media projects, including feature films Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2019), Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018), Hunter’s Prayer (2017), Kidnap (2017), and Misconduct (2016). She collaborated with renowned Spanish singer Santiago Auserón as the arranger in the album and tour Vagamundo (2014-2018). She has directed professional ensembles, including Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in the show Back to the Future (2016), with orchestra and live electronic set.

Amparo holds master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA), and in Education, Technology, and Innovation (MEd), and bachelor’s degrees in Film Scoring (BM), French Horn Performance (BM and PDM), and Composition. In 2009 she was awarded a full-ride scholarship to pursue her degree at Berklee College of Music by the Spanish Association of Composers and Publishers (SGAE). Her recent research focuses on gamification techniques in early instrumental music practice. She has been a jury member for numerous competitions and a composer panelist at several music conferences. Amparo currently chairs the Contemporary Writing and Production Department at Berklee College of Music.

En español

Amparo Edo Biol es una compositora y trompista con experiencia diversa en música de concierto y para escena, así como música para medios audiovisuales. Es conocida por su trabajo creativo en producciones musicales sinfónicas que acercan melodías, ritmos, y armonías de música clásico-contemporánea y estilos populares como el jazz, el pop, el flamenco, y la música electrónica.

Amparo ha ganado concursos de composición como el International Women Brass Conference Prize (Foundations, IWBC, 2019), Premio Mujer y Cultura (Génesis, Diputación de Málaga, 2013), y el Concurso Internacional de Composición Salvador Seguí (Juego de niños, SIMC Montserrat, 2007). Su canción Un café per a emportar obtuvo una nominación a los Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA, 2015). Ha recibido encargos de composición para artistas y agrupaciones reconocidas como Spanish Brass (Barandat, 2022, Sambori, 2017), el Metal·lògic Ensemble (Brass Therapy, 2015), y el Orfeó Universitari de València (Lux aeterna, 2022), y para varios concursos, festivales y organizaciones, incluyendo el Festival Internacional de Piano Iturbi (Anchor’s Flight, 2019), la Federación de Sociedades Musicales de la Comunidad Valenciana (Snapan, 2018), la Asociación Española de Tubas y Bombardinos (Foundations, AETyB, 2016), el Certamen de Bandas de Música de la Comunidad Valenciana (Flor de Mayo, 2016), y la Asociación de la Parálisis Cerebral (Niño Duende, 2006).

Amparo ha participado en numerosas grabaciones como trompista, destacando el álbum  Providencia (2010) de Danilo Pérez, nominado a un Grammy. Ha sido arreglista y orquestadora en números álbumes, películas, y proyectos audiovisuales, incluyendo los largometrajes Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2019), Buñuel en el Laberinto de las Tortugas (2018), Hunter’s Prayer (2017), Kidnap (2017), y Misconduct (2016). Ha colaborado con el cantante Santiago Auserón como arreglista en el álbum y gira Vagamundo (2014-2018).Ha dirigido agrupaciones profesionales, incluyendo la Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León en el espectáculo Back to the Future (2016) con orquesta y live set electrónico.

Amparo tiene másteres en Administración y Dirección de Empresas y en Educación, Tecnología e Innovación, un grado en Composición para Medios Audiovisuales, y los Títulos Superior y Profesional de Música. En 2009 ganó una beca completa de la SGAE para cursar sus estudios en Berklee College of Music. Ha sido miembro del jurado en numerosos concursos y ha participado en paneles como compositora invitada en varias conferencias musicales. Amparo actualmente dirige el departamento de Composición y Producción Contemporánea en la universidad Berklee College of Music en Boston.

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  • Chair, Contemporary Writing and Production

    Amparo accepts the position of Chair, Contemporary Writing and Production (CWP) at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • International Women Brass Conference Prize

    Foundations, for tuba and piano, is awarded the 2019 International Women Brass Conference Prize in Tempe, Arizona.

  • Vagamundo album release

    Amparo arranges the album Vagamundo, by renowned Spanish singer Santiago Auserón.

  • Assistant Chair, Contemporary Writing and Production

    Amparo accepts the position of Assistant Chair, Contemporary Writing and Production (CWP) at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Back to the Future

    Amparo conducts the educational concerts Back to the Future, for orchestra and live electronic set, with Pepe Lanuza (solo flute/EWI), David Manso (live electronic set) and Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León (OSCyL) in Valladolid, Spain.

  • International Horn Symposium

    Amparo performs at the International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles, presenting her project Spanish Horn, for horn and strings.

    International Horn Society

    Colburn School of Music. Los Angeles, CA

    (August 2015)

  • Hollywood Music in Media Awards nomination

    Amparo’s song Un café per a emportar is nominated for a 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Vagamundo premier

    Amparo arranges the project Vagamundo, for renowned Spanish singer Santiago Auserón, premiering live with Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León (OSCyL) in Valladolid, Spain.

  • Women and Culture Award

    Génesis, for orchestra, wins the 2013 Women and Culture Award from Diputación de Málaga, Spain.

  • Move to Los Angeles

    Amparo moves to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career as a freelance composer and horn player.

  • Grammy Nomination

    Amparo performs horn in the album Providencia by Danilo Pérez, nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award in the category of Best Instrumental Jazz Album.

  • Berklee College of Music scholarship

    Amparo moves to Boston to pursue a degree at Berklee College of Music, thanks to a full scholarship from the Spanish Association of Composers and Publishers (SGAE).

  • Salvador Seguí International Composition Competition

    Juego de niños, for piano solo, wins the 2007 Salvador Seguí International Composition Competition in Montserrat, Spain.