Chilean Pianist Claudio Recabarren Madrid
Miami, March 3, 2011 The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives (CLACI) and the Office for International Education (OIE) at Miami Dade College (MDC) along with the Consulate General of Chile in Miami, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Miami, present a piano recital with Claudio Recabarren Madrid. Recabarren will play some of the best pieces from his extensive musical repertoire, including Quinta Dimensión, Emerges Misteriosamente, Luz Cósmica, Hijos del Sol y Juego Español. The recital will be held at 7:00 pm March 24, in the Wolfson Campus auditorium. The Honorable Tomas Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami, will be in attendance. The concert is free of charge and space is limited.
Recabarren was born in Chile in 1955. He received early instruction from his father, an acclaimed pianist from the 1950s. Later he received training from Rene Reyes, teacher at the National Conservatory of Music at the University of Chile. In 1978, Recabarren arrived in the United States to study contemporary arrangements, jazz, and television and film production at Golden West College in California.
His career began in 1976 when he joined the groups Quasars and Wind Up. In 1989, he returned to Chile, where he founded a recording studio and recorded Running, the first CD recorded in Chile. He has performed various piano solos, Plenitud (1997), Fifth Dimension (2002) and Emerges Misteriosamente (2008). Recabarrens music finds a pristine and ancestral language in space and time and strives for an instant connection with the sky and nature. He defines himself as a Pianist Transient of the universe committed to his music. He has presented his music in Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe.
Carlos Barrezueta, CLACIs Executive Director, said that he is thrilled to have such a world renowned pianist at MDC. We continue our support for Latin American art and culture by featuring one the best contemporary pianists from Chile. We are delighted to have Claudio play some of his extraordinary music for our community at large.
WHAT: MDC presents a piano recital with Claudio Recabarren Madrid
WHEN: Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Wolfson Campus Auditorium
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