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A native of Cuba, Rubťn E. PelŠez has performed extensively in solo recitals and concerts in the United States and Cuba. Performances in Washington, D.C. include the Phillips Collection, Anderson House, the De partment of the Treasury, and Mount Vernon College, among others. PelŠez has also appeared at a number of venues in Florida, including Miami and Palm Beach. He has appeared several times as a soloist with the Havana Symphonic Orchestra and the Matanzas Symphonic Orchestra in Cuba.

PelŠez was a finalist at the Sixth Invitational International Piano Competition in West Palm Beach, Florida, as well as a first-prize winner in both the High Institute of Arts and the Alejandro Garcia Caturla Piano Competitions in Havana, Cuba. He has given recital lectures and attended master classes with such pianists as Andre Watts and Jorge Luis Prats. PelŠez has also served on the music faculty at the Sheridan School in Washington, D.C.

After attending the National School of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba, PelŠez earned a masters degree in music from the High Institute of Arts in Havana, Cuba. He completed his doctorate in music at the University of Maryland in College Park. Other notable musical achievements include arranging and performing music for the documentary Covering Cuba, and the world premier recording of Ignacio Cervantes' Dances for Piano.

 


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