Flute, Latin Percussion, Teaching Composer
Chus Alonso is a musician with 30 years of experience performing, composing, leading musical projects and teaching. As a composer his focus has been on creating contemporary music rooted in flamenco and Latin American traditional genres. Alonso has composed for a wide range of ensembles, including symphony orchestras, small chamber groups and various types Latin ensembles, as well as solo pieces. Since 1992, Alonso is the leader of Potaje, an ensemble that creates new music rooted in flamenco, Latin music and jazz. He is also the flutist and a founding member of Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, one of the most significant ensembles today in the movement to recover and modernize the Cuban Danzon and Cha-cha-cha. He has played throughout the United States, including at The Lincoln Center in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, The Ford Theater in Los Angeles, the Alaska Center for Performing Arts in Anchorage, the Telluride Jazz Festival in Colorado.