Angel Alday is a participant in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composers Initiative, led by CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery. His new work for wind quintet was specially selected to be included in the CSO MusicNOW program to be performed April 24.
Now 16, Alday had his first exposure to formal music training in the sixth grade, when he joined the band at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy. He was later accepted to ChiArts, Chicago’s first public arts high school, where he now majors in both composition and performance. In addition, he is a student at the Merit School of Music, studying trombone and euphonium. In 2022, he attended the Interlochen Arts Camp. This summer, he will attend the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute to study composition.
Please note: Biographies are based on information provided to the CSO by the artists or their representatives. More current information may be available on websites of the artists or their management.