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Leo Brouwer to Festival of Orchestras in Colombia
Cuban instrumentalist and composer, Leo Brouwer, is one of the celebrated artists to perform at the Int'l Guitar Festival slated for the Colombian city of Cali - July 25 thru 30, confirmed the event's coordinators.

The music festival will have the attendance of orchestras from Cuba, Spain, Venezuela and the host country, told Prensa Latina the director of the event Laura Velazquez.

Besides directing three of the orchestras participating in the event, composed in total of about 75 guitarists, Brouwer will give master classes at the so called Sucursal del Cielo and Capital of Salsa, which this time will revere the classical variant.

The festival builds bridges between Europe and Latin America and aims to become a showcase for that expressive modality, added Velazquez.

Considered one of the great maestros in his field, throughout his life Brouwer composed music for a hundred films including Memories of Underdevelopment, by Tomas Gutierrez Alea; Lucia, by Humberto Solas; for ballet, Oedipus the King; and dozens of chamber works, concertos, symphonies and of course, guitar creations.

The author of Decameron Negro and Elogio de la Danza was the guest of honor in the last Music Festival in Cartagena de Indias.

In 2010 he received the Iberoamerican Prize Tomas Luis de Victoria, the highest recognition conferred for his career and legacy to a living composer in that context, award considered equivalent to that of Miguel de Cervantes in literature. / ACN.

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