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Aldo López-Gavilán & Harold López-Nussa In Concert

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FUNDarte kicks off its 10th anniversary season with two innovators from the new generation of Cuban pianists Aldo López-Gavilán and Harold López-Nussa.

Miami, Florida- On Saturday, November 24th, FUNDarte will be presenting Cuban Pianists Aldo López-Gavilán & Harold López-Nussa in Concert. The event will take place at the new On.Stage Black.Box Theater at Miami-Dade County Auditorium (2901 W. Flagler St., Miami).

The Wild Youth of Cuban Piano

This performance marks the opening of FUNDarte’s 10th anniversary season of presenting exciting, risk taking and truly diverse performing arts events in Miami. FUNDarte’s commitment to local audiences and tenacity in bringing the vangarde of contemporary performing arts from far reaches has won the organization growing support, including a grant from the Knight Foundation continued programming dedicated to supported innovative local and international Latino artists.

With this support, FUNDarte will bring direct from his engagement at Carnegie Hall, Aldo López-Gavilán will be joined by Harold López-Nussa for an exceptional duet that will embrace themes from traditional Cuban sounds to Afro-Cuban Jazz. Virtuosity, innovation, and originality are how audiences and critics describe the two young uber-talents that are taking the classical and jazz music worlds by storm. Both accomplished and award winning soloists in their own right, these two Cuban maverick pianists will be playing one rare engagement together at the Miami Dade County Auditorium thanks to Miami’s FUNDarte. Come hear, understand and savor the live sounds of these unique pianists from the Island. This program is presented in support of the mission of the new No Borders Performance Series.

Cuban Pianists Aldo López-Gavilán & Harold López-Nussa in Concert Saturday, November 24th, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. The Miami Dade County Auditorium, On Stage Black Box Theater, 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL. $30 General Admission/Entrada General, $25 seniors/personas mayores (65+) & Students/Estudiantes (18-) with/con I.D. www.ticketmaster.com & by phone (800)745.3000, or in-person at Miami-Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday/Lunes to Friday/Viernes, 9am - 4pm, 2901 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL 305.547.5414 FREE PARKING + info: info@fundarte.us - www.fundarte.us - 305.316.6165

PRESS QUOTES:

“Aldo López-Gavilán is not only a formidable virtuoso, but also exceeds in works that require extraordinary color and fascinating sounds. His natural talent never suffers and his original thinking as an artist assures a performance of amazing playing and individuality.” -The London Times

“From the first note one realizes that Lopez-Gavilan can’t be identified as a pianist because he IS the piano.” -International Jazz Festival of Cali

“The music of Harol López-Nussa is highly recommended for those that are interested in being up to the moment on what’s what in Cuban Jazz.” -Juventud Rebelde

“López-Nussa’s latest album, which possesses the devilish speed and convincing forcefulness of Cuban piano, and he’s capable of showing his brilliance en his solos as well as a loyal accompaniest—definitely a name to follow.” -DistritoJazz.com

Artist Biographies

Called a true musical genius and a ‘piano hurricane’, Aldo López-Gavilan is a Cuban Pianist who is known as well for his exhilarating classical interpretations as he is for his complete and entrancing mastery of Afro-Cuban Jazz. He started his professional very early on, debuting with the Symphonic Orchestra of Matanzas at age 12, and with the National Symphony of Cuba at age 17. After finishing his preliminary Piano studies in Cuba, he enrolled in London’s Trinity College to continue his formal education. He has won numerous prizes in international piano competitions, and has performed internationally in Venezuela, United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Canada, Hong Kong, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Spain, Greece, Burkina Fasso, Germany and Austria, besides his native Cuba. In 2006 he was invited to play as a soloist in a special concert given by the Symphonic Youth Orchestra in Caracas, Venezuela in honor of 250-year anniversary of Mozart. He has recorded several CD’s, and has formed his own quartet, with whom he tours regularly.

Harold López Nussa is a Cuban Pianist who began his musical studies under the tutelage of Teresita Junco (who is Aldo López-Gavilan’s mother), who would later be an important advisor during his studies at the Institute of Fine Arts of Cuba (ISA). As a performer, he has played with such names as José Miguel Greco, Chucho Valdés, Bobby Carcassés, Alexander Brown and Elmer Ferrer, among other recognized members of the Buena Vista Social Club. In 2007, he formed his own quartet and now shares he time between ensemble work and his solo career. He’s travelled with his work to Brazil, France, Germany, Norway, Holland, Switzerland, United States, Dominican Republic as well as to many provinces in Cuba. He is the winner of the 2005 audience choice award for piano in the Jazz Festival of Montreux, Switzerland.

FOR ADDITIONAL ARTIST INFORMATION: Aldo Lopez-Gavilan Official Website: http://aldolopezgavilan.net/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCVzcRO9Ips

Harold Lopez Nussa Official Website: http://www.haroldlopeznussa.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkBNVKOuje4


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