Liova Bueno

photo: Jon-Mark Wiltshire

Liova Bueno’s music is performed in concerts and music festivals internationally, from countries in Central and South America to Europe, the United States, and across Canada. He has worked with various conductors, ensembles, and soloists, including Darwin Aquino, Stanislav Vavrinek, Brian Wismath; Sirius Quartet (New York), Cuarteto Chroma (Mexico), Trio Dominicano (Dominican Republic), Vaughan String Quartet (Edmonton, A.B.), Vox Humana Chamber Choir (Victoria, B.C.), Vancouver Peace Choir (Vancouver, B.C.), Victoria Choral Society (Victoria, B.C.), Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic), the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil of the Dominican Republic, members of the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of the Dominican Republic, and members of the Victoria Symphony; and Pierre Strauch, Patricia Kostek, Mark McGregor, Robert Ward, and Alexander Dunn. Liova’s works have been commissioned for and/or featured at events around the world including the Victoria Symphony New Music Festival, the Northwest Guitar Festival (Seattle), the Victoria Choral Society’s 80th Anniversary Celebration, the Habitat III U.N. Convention (Quito, Ecuador), the University of Victoria School of Music’s 50th Anniversary Concert (Victoria), the Atempo Festival (Caracas; Paris), Juventud Caribeña: Música Sínfonica y Coral del Caribe (Caribbean-U.S.-Central/South America), and concerts for Canada’s bi-centennial celebrations (Victoria). He is an Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre and a member of the Canadian League of Composers, and has been Composer-in-Residence for the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil of the Dominican Republic.

His music was the focus of a presentation at the 23rd International Kodály Society Symposium “Singing the Circle/Cycle du chant”, and he has been cited as one of the present Dominican-born generation’s significant contributors to both composition and music education. Liova’s orchestral work Two Moods: Dusk and Carnaval was released in 2022 on the Navona Records label, digitally distributed via the Naxos catalog.


Playing on the Edge 3

Release Date: July 14, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6520
21st Century
String Quartet
The Sirius Quartet returns with the long-anticipated PLAYING ON THE EDGE 3, adding to their ever-thrilling catalog with a fresh batch of imaginative compositions hailing from today’s composers. This installment of the acclaimed series dives into the concept of beauty, expressing itself in an extraordinary duality, with each work contributing its own unique take on the whole. PLAYING ON THE EDGE 3 offers up a vibrant and challenging selection, a verbose continuation of theme. From beginning to end, the Sirius Quartet proves that they’re not just playing on the edge — they’re living on it too.

Dimensions Vol. 4

Release Date: March 24, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6506
21st Century
DIMENSIONS VOL. 4 gathers together a diverse collection of works for large ensemble by six lauded contemporary composers. These powerful yet intimate creations expand the boundaries of traditional chamber music while preserving the unique timbre of each individual instrument. The collection includes works like Shallow Streams by Ashlee T Busch, in which quick-moving wind, string, and percussion lines dance over the calm “riverbed” of the piano. A Distant Place by James Lentini employs eight instruments including harp and guitar to portray the driving spirit that compels us to chase our dreams. Meanwhile, Piccola Serenata from composer Liova Bueno is a 21st-century take on a style of music composed and performed in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries, intended as light entertainment at social gatherings. These are just a few examples of the sheer breadth of DIMENSIONS VOL. 4.

Inviting Worlds

Release Date: July 22, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6435
21st Century
Large Ensemble
From the mysterious magic of our darkest corners to the exuberant atmosphere of Carnaval, infinite possibilities lay within INVITING WORLDS from Navona Records. The musical dimensions of several composers are explored by the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Zagreb Festival Orchestra, and the National Moravian-Silesian Theater Choir in this dynamic journey, offering insight into new realms through imaginative approaches to composition. Even in far away lands, close-to-home concepts are explored in thought-provoking soundscapes, showcasing the rhythmic dexterity and textural nuance of today’s orchestras across a wide breadth of compositional styles.