PhD in Philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona with stays at the Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt) and Akademie der Künste (Berlin); post-doctoral researcher at the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service; musicologist and cultural manager; director of the Cultural Resuena Magazine.
In addition to her classes at the University of La Laguna, where she has taught more than twenty different subjects on the history of music, she has been invited by the Universities of Vigo, Gerona, Oviedo, Valencia, Internacional de Andalucía, Nova de Lisboa and Autónoma de Madrid to teach on summer, undergraduate, doctorate and master’s degree courses, and by the University of Granada to take part in four editions of the “Manuel de Falla” summer courses. Between 1982 and 2013 he has taught some thirty courses on different subjects in the history of music and musical iconography in various organisations and universities on the Peninsula and in the Canary Islands, the seven courses given at the Mapfre Guanarteme Foundation, both at its headquarters in La Laguna (Tenerife) and in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, standing out for their length.
Ernesto studied Piano and Composition in Las Palmas, graduating with Honors at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias. He has taken lessons with pianists such as Nicolai Lugansky, José Luis Castillo and Galina Neporohznya, and also from composers as Agustín Charles Soler and José María Sánchez Verdú. He has been awarded by the Real Academia Canaria de Bellas Artes with the “Excellens” prize, which is given to a creator “who denotes a remarkable technical capacity in his art, with a strong personality and originality”. Winner of several composition contests, his works have been premiered in Europe and South America by performers such as the Filarmónica de Montevideo or the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria.
“D. “cum laude” from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Superior Degree in piano with honours, End of Degree Award in Composition in Madrid, post-graduate studies in Germany with Wolfgang Rihm. He is also a graduate in Piano and Chamber Music, and teaches composition at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias.His catalogue ranges from chamber music to choral and orchestral music, including electroacoustic music, with a special interest in improvisation. With recordings on up to 12 discs, his music has been performed in Berlin, Paris, Prague, Budapest, Havana, Seoul, Shanghai, and on stages such as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Auditorio Nacional de España, etc., by orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Canary Islands, the Orchestra of the Canary Islands and the Orchestra of the Canary Islands. by orchestras such as the Russian Chamber Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Sinfonietta of Paris, the Hungarian Chamber Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria, etc. and by performers such as Juri Gilbo, Raquel Lojendio, Julián Elvira, Johan van der Linden, etc.His arrangements of popular music have formed part of musicals such as “Querido Néstor II”, have been commissioned for institutional events such as the Day of the Canary Islands and have been recorded on CDs by groups such as Artenara or Mestisay and performed by different orchestras and symphonic bands. As a performer and improviser he has performed in Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, etc. He has been president of PROMUSCAN (association of composers and musicologists of the Canary Islands) and founding member of groups dedicated to electroacoustic and multidisciplinary improvisation such as Ensemble Salvaje or #(928), as well as part of the board of AIM (association of improvisers of the Canary Islands)”.