José M. Brito López was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in a family of musicians. He achieved his superior training in Violin and Chamber Music with the masters D. José Soriano Talavera and Anatoli Romanov. He studied Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue and Composition with D. Francisco Brito Báez, Xavier Zoghbi and Miguel Ángel Linares.
He has premiered numerous compositions: "Vivencias del 29" (String Quartet), "ID-RE-SU" (Wind Quintet), "Fantasia sobre Mendoza" (Solo Cello), "Namaste" (Trio for piano, horn and violin) ), "Four readings" (String orchestra), "In memory of the poet" (Cantata for trio with piano, mixed choir, solo singers, digital support and prepared piano), "Der fünfte Himmel" (for eight trombones and optional organ) ), "Sphairos" (String orchestra), among many other pieces. Several of his compositions have been performed in Rabat, Casablanca, Tokyo, Beijing, Melbourne, Sydney, Toulouse, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin or Chicago and New York.
He broaded his training in composition and conducting in Germany with Karl Heinz Bloemeke and has conducted concerts with the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Music of the Canary Islands, among others. His social concerns have led him to promote and conduct the project "Barrios orquestados" (“Orchestrated suburbs”) through the Cultural Association Bela Bartok.
He also conducts the ULPGC University Orchestra Maestro Valle. He teaches at the Faculty of Teacher Training of the ULPGC (Department of Special Didactics - Music Area) and at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Las Palmas.
For his work with the music-social project Barrios Orquestados, in 2019, the Royal Spanish House awarded him the Cross of Officer of the Order of Civil Merit.
José Brito in the 36. FIMC:
He will conduct Fauré's Requiem with Ainur Chamber Choir and musicians of Las Palmas Symphonic Orchestra. The concerts will take place in the following dates and islands:
- 17 enero 2020 - El Hierro
- 18 enero 2020 - Tenerife
- 19 enero 2020 - Gran Canaria
- 24 enero 2020 - Lanzarote
- 25 enero 2020 - Fuerteventura
- 31 enero 2020 - La Gomera
- 1 febrero 2020 - La Palma
*The concerts will be for free and will take place in different churches of the Canary Archipelago, still to determine.