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Arturo Marquez was born in Alamos, Sonora-Mexico in 1950. He studied music at the Conservatory of Music of Mexico, The Taller de Composicion of the Instititute of Fine Arts of Mexico, California Institute for the Arts and privately in Paris. His principal teachers have been Federico Ibarra and Morton Subotnick. He has received numerous grants and awards from the Mexican and French governments as well as a Fulbright Scholarship. Arturo's music has been performed and recorded worldwide by a variety of chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras and soloists. He has composed numerous scores for film and dance works. He has received commissions and fellowships from among others, the Universidad Metropolitan de Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Festival Cervantino, Festival del Caribe, the World's Fair in Sevilla in 1992, the Rockefeller Foundation and Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. He currently works at the National University of Mexico, Superior School of Music and CENIDIM (National Center of Research, Documentation and Information of Mexican Music). He lives with his family in Mexico City.