Elisabet Curbelo is a Spanish composer and performer born in Gran Canaria. She studied piano pedagogy, voice and composition in her hometown, Madrid and Istanbul. She holds a PhD in Music Composition from UC San Diego under the mentorship of Roger Reynolds.
Elisabet’s work and dedication has been valued throughout her career by diverse institutions, as she has been awarded numerous grants, prizes, and commissions. Her pieces have been performed in Spain, Turkey, USA, Germany, Switzerland and Holland. Her research focuses on the use of sensors to control electronics with movement and the use of extended vocal techniques based on her study of Middle Eastern music and culture.
Dr. Curbelo has recently been appointed Assistant Professor of Electroacoustic Music Composition and Music Theory at University of Utah.