‘Goyescas, los majos enamorados’ piano concert at CCEMiami, Oct. 14

The Cultural Center of Spain in Miami (CCEMiami), 1490 Biscayne Blvd., presents the piano concert “Goyescas. Los Majos Enamorados” in collaboration with Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m.

The concert will be performed by Yumi Palleschi, Victor Diaz, Marco Antonio Cuevas and Dario Martin, and highlights Spain’s rich influence in the world of the arts. Students from Joaquin Achucarro’s studio will perform the piano suite Goyescas op.11 written by Enrique Granados and inspired by the paintings of Francisco Goya. This powerful performance beautifully combines the best of Spanish art and music to create an unforgettable experience for the audience.

Program includes:
Los requiebros (The Compliments);
Coloquio en la reja (Conversation at the Window);
El fandango de candil (Fandango by Candlelight);
Quejas, o La Maja y el ruiseñor (Complaint, or the Girl and the Nightingale);
El Amor y la muerte (Balada) (Ballad of Love and Death);
Epílogo: Serenata del espectro (Epilogue: Serenade to a Spectre), and
El pelele: Escena Goyesca (The Puppet: Goya Scene).

The concert is part of Miami Downtown Development Authority annual program, Art Days, and admission is free.

About the pianists:
Marcos Antonio Cuevas was born in the city of Temuco, Chile. Cuevas initiated his musical studies at the Conservatory of Music of the Austral University of Chile where he obtained with highest honors, a Bachelor of Music degree studying with Ximena Cabello. Later he obtained an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music in Piano Performance under the direction of Professor Harold Martina at Texas Christian University.

Yumi Palleschi was born in Italy in 1991. Palleschi began her musical studies at the age of 4. She studied privately with Angelo Pepicelli, Maria Teresa Carunchio and Massimiliano Ferrati until she graduated from the Istituto Musicale Pareggiato G.Briccialdi of Terni with the highest honors in 2009. In 2013 she pursued her Bachelor’s of Music degree at the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland, under the guide of Piotr Paleczny.

Victor Diaz was born 1988 in Cuba. Diaz earned his Bachelor of Music at the University of Arts in Havana, obtaining his Golden Diploma in 2013. He is currently pursuing a Performer’s Diploma in Piano Performance under the guidance of Maestro Joaquín Achúcarro at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

Darío Martin was born in Havana, Cuba in 1987. Martin earned his Bachelor in Music with Golden Diploma at the Instituto Superior de Arte of Havana in 2011. In 2013 he received full scholarship at Southern Methodist University to study a Performer’s Diploma with Professor Joaquin Achucarro. He recently finished the Master of Music at SMU and currently is studying at Indiana University in the Doctor of Music program with Professor Arnaldo Cohen.

Martin has won first prizes in international piano competitions in Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico and the U.S. His first CD was launched on 2011 and received the Cubadisco Award to the Best Classical Solo Album. His most recent solo album, Juegos de agua, was released in Mexico in 2016.

For more information about the Cultural Center of Spain in Miami, call 305-448-9677.

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