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Cuban piano prodigy Aldo López-Gavilán, hailed by the London Times as a "formidable virtuoso [who] assures a performance of amazing playing and individuality," comes to the United States in fall 2016 to tour with the Harlem Quartet. López-Gavilán is known for his mastery of both classical piano repertoire and the Afro-Cuban jazz tradition. His performances with the Harlem Quartet offer dynamic blends of classical repertoire, jazz standards, and López-Gavilán's own compositions - many of which he arranged specifically for this collaboration. López-Gavilán was born in Cuba to a family of internationally acclaimed classical musiciains. His older brother Ilmar is a violinist and a founding member of the Harlem Quartet. 

Posted: Jul-28-2016
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Monday's concert of the Harlem Quartet with pianist-composer Aldo López-Gavilán was lively and engrossing, becoming stronger as it went along .... each of the Harlem players can solo and riff, with violist Jaime Amador's sophisticated and precise playing standing out .... [López-Gavilán] is a terrific composer, with range, imagination and technique ... Some of the dreamier portions [of his arrangements] had a decidedly French feel — Saint-Säens meets Legrand — and elsewhere the febrile Cuban rhythms were further refracted in surprising combinations, López-Gavilán's superb pianism rocking the house as well. 

— The Washington Post
Posted: Oct-18-2016
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Posted: Jan-31-2017