Winner of the first Christoph Delz International Composition Competition (Basel, Switzerland) with her piano concerto Tracce, and recipient of the Municipal Prize of Composition of Buenos Aires, Nora Ponte’s works have been performed around the world.

She received grants from different foundations and universities, included SUNY at Buffalo, where she was a Dean’s Fellowship recipient.

Many of the most important music festivals have featured her music.

Recently, she has been part of the XXI Latinoamerican Music Festival of Caracas, Venezuela, with her piece for baguala player and chamber ensemble Bajo el cerro de los siete colores (At the base of the hill of seven colors) and the I International Meeting of Women Guitarists in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with Recondita Chitarra (Recondite Guitar) for solo guitar.

Recondita Chitarra recording has been released last year in the CD Compositoras: Obras para guitarra compuestas por mujeres argentinas (Women composers: pieces for guitar composed by Argentinian Women) and has had many live performances in Argentina by guitarist Silvia Fernández.

Another of her last works, O-Marimba for solo marimba, has also been recorded (by marimbist Fiona Pui-Yee Foo) and released in 2022 in CD: Fiery Mallets: Contemporary Pieces for Marimba.

Ponte’s new Trio for bass clarinet, bassoon and cello has been premiered last year in Salta, Argentina, and this year in Brasil, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeriro, together with her last piece for electronics La Pacha es el Otre (The Mother Earth is the other).

Ponte has earned a Ph. D. in Music Composition from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a BA in Music Composition from the Argentine Catholic University at Buenos Aires. She also studied Composition with Giacomo Manzoni and Electronic Music at the Santa Cecilia School of Music with Riccardo Bianchini (Italy).

Currently she is a Professor of Music Composition at the University of Puerto Rico.