González-Avila, Jorge, Méxican composer; b. Merida, Yucatán, Dec. 10, 1925. He studied with Francisco Agea Hermosa (piano), R. Halffter (composition), Galindo (harmony), and Hernandez Moncada (theory) at the National Cons, in Mexico City (1949-53), with Bal y Gay (1952), and with Chavez (1953). He then devoted himself mainly to teaching and composing. While his output included some orch., chamber, and vocal pieces, he concentrated his compositional skills on producing an extensive catalogue of solo piano music.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire