Music Concert and Master Class
On January 22, the Rosita Segovia Theater hosted a performance by our Conservatory guitar teacher, Rey Guerra, and two guest concertists: flutist, Lizette Ledon, and classical pianist, Roberto Urbay, who dazzled the audience with his speed and precision. The concert featured several nostalgic pieces by Cuban composer, Ernesto Lecuona.
Roberto Urbay is a world-renowned Cuban pianist who has dazzled audiences for decades. He studied at Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba, was awarded a scholarship to study at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and has been awarded numerous awards for his technique and artistry. He has participated in International Competitions: Queen Elizabeth (Brussels, Belgium), Van Cliburn (Texas), and Liszt (Budapest, Hungary). He has over 30 years of teaching, recording, and performance experience and is noted for the passionate performances he delivers and his stamina and virtuosity.
Rey Guerra, a graduate of the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba, has won numerous awards including First Prize at the International Guitar Contest and Festival in Havana Cuba; Best Interpretation of Cuban Music; Award at the Marneurkirchen International Guitar Contest in Germany; and has been nominated for the Latin Grammy Award and the Grammy Award. He has performed throughout the world and brings a sense of mastery to the music and his instrument.
Lizet Ledon began her musical studies on the piano but found her calling with the flute. She was the first prize winner in the national competition Amadeo Roldan of “Flauta Travers.” She is a graduate of the Conservatorio Superior de Zaragoza and has performed throughout Europe as a soloist and with chamber groups.
Maestro Roberto Urbay returned to C.E.A. on January 24 to teach a Master Class to selected Conservatory music students. During the class, Maestro Urbay worked with several students individually, giving them corrections and suggestions for pieces they were working on, while also showing them how to play with the feeling and emotion of an artist. Students in the audience benefited from the knowledge and artistry of such a talented professional.