Luis Herrera de la Fuente

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Luis Herrera de la Fuente (April 25, 1916 – December 5, 2014) was a Mexican conductor,[1] pianist, violinist, composer and writer of the 20th century. De la Fuente has gained many recognitions and awards in Mexico and worldwide. He conducted the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Mexico for 18 years. He was also conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería.

Herrera de la Fuente was born in Mexico City. He began his formal education in Escuela Nacional de Música de la UNAM with Estanislao Mejía and José F. Vázquez. He studied piano with Santos Carlos, violin with Luis G. Saloma, singing with David Silva, and composition with Rodolfo Halffter. He began his practice in conducting with Sergiu Celibidache and in Zurich with Hermann Scherchen. His research in folk and colonial music can be found in the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. He died on December 5, 2014 at the age of 98.[2]


  1. ^ Taubman, Howard (November 24, 1958). "Music: Mexican Visitors; National Symphony in Carnegie Hall Concert". New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Muere a los 98 años el músico Luis Herrera de la Fuente" (in Spanish). MILENIO. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.