Oswaldo Gonzalez Lizausaba began his career as a composer in 1977 adopting Schönberg’s twelve-tone composition method. He had composition lessons with John Lambert and Lawrence Casserley at the Royal College of Music in London (1977-1980).
Hi met Max Deutsch in Paris in 1981 and received master classes in composition and analysis. These personal and artistic contact where crucial for González Lizausaba's technical, musical and ethical experience. Max Deutsch used to define González Lizausaba as ...a complete musician with a granite temperament and good humor.
He begins conducting with the premiere of his work Amor América at the Aula Magna of the Central University of Venezuela in 1983. His Professional contacts with composers as: Boulez, Donatoni, Luis de Pablo, Dutilleux, Lutoslawski and Ferneyhough have been decisive for González Lizausaba's artistic and musical development.
Another decisive meeting for Gonzalez Lizausaba was the Venezuelan composer and conductor Antonio Estévez. Maestro Estévez gave important lessons in composition and orchestration to González Lizausaba.
He founded the Research and Information Center for Contemporary Music CIIMC in 1986 together with Venezuelan musicologist and cellist Alberto Calzavara, centre dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary music in Venezuela.
Gonzalez Lizausaba awarded scholarships from the governments of Venezuela and France. He won several National Composition Prizes in Venezuela. He has been invited by Brian Ferneyhough to participate in the annual composers meetings at Darmstadt, Germany in 1996.
He created a musical analysis method where the formal structures of musical works correspond to undulatories models. These models are able to show morphological structures impossible to reveal by traditional music analysis. The Undulatory musical analysis is also an interesting tool with good prospects for music composition.
Oswaldo Gonzalez Lizausaba is Doctor of Arts and Sciences of the Art of the University of Paris 1 The Sorbonne. He also hold a Master in music composition of the Royal College of Music of London. Master en Music and musicology of the XXth century the School of High Studies in Social Sciences of Paris, the Paris 4 University, the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the IRCAM (France). Composer and Percussionist Diplomas from the École Normale de Musique de Paris.
Dr. Gonzalez Lizausaba's works are usually played in Europe and America. Hi also participates as a conductor, percussionist and lecturer in the international contemporary music scene.