Carmen Troncoso

PhD Performance

Carmen was born in Viña del Mar, Chile. She started early as a recorder performer at Escuela Moderna de Música and then at Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago. In 1997, she received the title of Performer and the degree of Bachelor of Music with highest distinction. In 1999 thanks to grants DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and President of the Republic scholarship, she moved to Wuppertal, Germany, to do performance postgraduate studies.  In 2015 Conicyt-Chile gave her a scholarship for PhD studies at University of York.

Carmen has received several grants from the Ministry of Culture of Chile to develop musical projects and the Prize Presidente de la República for Musical Edition for her book ´New Music by Chilean composers for recorders’ (December 2014).

She created the Incontri project, to develop musical links between ancient and contemporary music and dance and the In-Ventando project, in which she commissioned, collected, premiered and recorded recorder works of Chilean composers.

Carmen is developing performance projects exploring the impact and the influence of the nowadays exhaustive production of recorder models, in order to understand the questions surrounding the choice of or search for a particular instrument, and the criteria by which performers and composers select.

Supervisor Catherine Laws