de Pablo, Luis

Spain
1930

Luis de Pablo (born 28 January 1930) is a Spanish composer.

He was born in Bilbao, living in Madrid from age six and starting to compose aged 12. Although he received composition lessons from Maurice Ohana and Max Deutsch, he was essentially an autodidact in composition. His participation at the Darmstadt courses in 1959 led to the performance of some of his works under Boulez and Maderna.

He was awarded Spain's Premio Nacional de Música for composition in 1991.

In Spain, he founded several organizations: Nueva Música, Tiempo y Música, and Alea and organized several contemporary music concert series. He is much in demand as a teacher, both in Spain and internationally.