Felipe Ortiz Verissimo (Montevideo, 1987)
Composer and educator Felipe Ortiz Verissimo was born in Montevideo in 1987. He earned his degree in composition at the University School of Music (Uruguay). He has attended master classes and seminars with Steve Reich, Christian Wolff, Ertugrul Sevsay, and others.
He has written music for orchestra, chamber ensemble, choir, electronic media, and the stage. His music has been performed in France, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Uruguay. In 2015 he won the first prize of the Premios Nacionales de Música in Uruguay.
He currently works as a librarian for the National Symphony Orchestra (OSSODRE) and teaches music theory at the University of Uruguay.