Carlos Duque holds a PhD in Composition, a Master in Composition (both from the City University of London) and a degree in Sociology with a specialization in Social Anthropology (UCM). He has done postgraduate courses at the Berklee School of Music (Boston), University of Durham, UCM and UAH. He has composed and produced music for TVE, Telemadrid, Telecinco, TVG and several media producers. He was appointed ‘ambientador musical’ at TVE (later leaving to pursue his career as a composer) and Musical Advisor at RNE.
He has been awarded several composition prizes, including: Creación Radiofónica de Radio Clásica (2011), Francis Escudero (2008), Cristobal Halffter (2008), Frederic Mompou (1999) and Jóvenes Autores SGAE (1998). His works have been premiered at the Auditório Nacional (Madrid), Teatro de Nimes (Nimes, France), LSO St. Lukes (London), International Festival of Contemporary Music (Alicante), and in countries such as Japan, Germany and USA. His research focuses on the life and work of composer Roberto Gerhard’s music for media, both for film and television.
He has participated in the research project ‘The Electronic music of Roberto Gerhard’ as a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and the University of Huddersfield. He is a member of the organizing committee of the Roberto Gerhard International Conference. His publications include: The Influence of Electronic Music on Roberto Gerhard´s Symphony No. 4 ´New York´. (in The Roberto Gerhard Companion, Ashgate, Londres, 2014) and Serial and melodic evolution in the work of Roberto Gerhard. An explorer in the avant-gard (in Perspectives on Gerhard. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield).