Leo Brouwer: A tireless innovator

Maestro Leo Brouwer, the leading figure of Cuban classical guitar, one of the most iconic composers and orchestra conductors in the world, is a tireless innovator.

“I am prone to doing new or different things,” he told this publication, speaking at the Llauradó Hall in Havana’s El Vedado, moments after concluding a press conference where he revealed a wonderful program for the 2016-2017 season.

From a long list of awards, we recall that in 1987 the 22nd Assembly of the International Music Council (IMC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) elected Brouwer as an Honorary Member, a role he shares with Isaac Stern, Alain Danielou, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Ravi Shankar, Hervert von Karajan, Joan Suteherland, Krysztof Pendericki and other world-renowned musical personalities.

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