Bold, dramatic, with an exquisite attention to detail, Ethan Soledad (b. 1999) is a Filipino-American composer whose work aims to express emotions in their most raw form. An experienced singer, he incorporates drama in his work, emphasizing the importance of silence and one’s perception of time. Ethan’s music draws from a wide palette of compositional styles and colors ranging from impressionism and neoclassicism to post-minimalism and the avant-garde. His musical style is marked by unapologetic expression, dynamic extremes, and the ability to do more with less but never shying away from doing more with more.
Festivals and programs attended include the Etchings Festival, Charlotte New Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival Composer Symposium, zFest, and the Curtis Institute's Young Artist Summer Program.
He is the grand prize winner of the 2021 Stephen Paulus Emerging Composers Competition for his piece for choir, cello, and piano "When I Rise Up" and the 2019 Rachel Moore Choral Composition competition with his piece “The Beauty of Cosmic Things.”
He graduated with his Bachelor of the Arts in Music at Florida State University 2021.
“Terrifying.” - the Beo String Quartet on "Vitriol"
“You have the drive and will to succeed you are powerful and unstoppable you will prevail your music will be heard throughout the lands throughout the nations for generations and years to come.” - Catherine Magarino, muse
“Simple, incompetent, ignoramus, unimpressive, blasé, boring, redundant, seen it before, copied, trite, bland, afraid to stand out, conforms to the norm, put it in the oven, plant it in a garden, drink it, hold it in.”
— Catherine Magarino, performer of song cycle, "Songs of Love and Death"
“random stuff. could be randomly assembled by anybody. dislike”
— negasauce on "Why"