Spanish composer. Possibly of aristocratic Andalusian origin, he studied with Lucio Marineo, the Sicilian humanist who from 1484 to 1496 occupied a chair at Salamanca University; while there he composed a four-voice version of the student drinking-song, Ave color vini clari [...]. On the death of Ferdinand II in 1516 Ponce may have joined the household of Charles I (Holy Roman Emperor Charles V).
Source: Robert Stevenson: Juan Ponce quoted from Grove Music Online accessed 2 February 2010.
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