Alfonso de Elías (Composer)
Born: 30th August 1902, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1984, Mexico City, Mexico
Alfonso de Elías was a composer, pianist and pedagogue. He was born and died in Mexico City.
He completed his musical studies at the National Conservatory of Music ( 1915-1927 ) then belonging to the National University of Mexico, where his main teachers were Aurelio Barrios and Morales (composition and organ), Rafael J. Tello and Gustavo Campa ( composition), and José Velázquez ( piano).
In the early 1930s he founded a private academy dedicated to teaching piano, theoretical subjects, and musical composition; while exerting his activities as a pianist. From then until a week before his death, he developed most of his work.