Cuban Young Pianist Makes His Debut in Madrid

Cuban Young Pianist Makes His Debut in MadridHavana, Aug 30.- Young Cuban pianist Rodrigo Garcia Ameneiro, barely 14 years old, successfully made his debut at Yemaya Cultural Center in Madrid, where he played a varied program of classical and folk sonorities.

Ameneiro Garcia, student of teacher Hortensia Upmann at the Conservatory Manuel Saumell of Havana, interpreted pieces of German Robert Schumann, Catalonian Frederic Monpou, Argentinean Astor Piazzolla, outlined the Cuban newspaper Juventud Rebelde.

He also played scores of his countrymen Antonio Maria Romeo, Aldo Lopez Gavilan and Dairamir Gonzalez, also keyboardists from the latest promotions.

The novel pianist was named this year's Cultural Ambassador of the African-Latin American Network of Masculinities, premiered by the National Youth Orchestra of his country, and won second prize in the piano provincial contest Amadeo Roldán, in Havana.

Despite his short career, Garcia Ameneiro has already shared the stage with prominent Cuban musicians like Ernan Lopez-Nussa, Carlos Varela, X Alfonso, Raul Paz and Lopez Gavilan. (Radio Cadena Agramonte)