An “undeniably exciting composer” (Opera News), Birdsong are very excited to announce a publishing and management agreement with Jimmy López Bellido. López Bellido has created works performed by leading orchestras around the world and in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Kennedy Center, Vienna’s Musikverein, Konzerthaus Berlin, Nordic Music Days, the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Fiesta!, one of his most famous works, has received over a hundred performances worldwide making it one of the most performed contemporary orchestral works. Bel Canto, a full-length opera commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago as part of the Renée Fleming initiative and based on Ann Patchett’s bestselling novel, premiered on December 2015 to wide critical acclaim and was broadcast U.S. nationwide on PBS’ Great Performances. Dreamers, an oratorio which he wrote in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Nilo Cruz, was recently premiered by Ana María Martínez, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and the Philharmonia Orchestra of London. A native of Lima, he studied at the city’s National Conservatory of Music prior to graduating from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with a Master of Music degree. López Bellido completed his Ph.D. in Music at the University of California-Berkeley.