Cuban-German Duo Performs at Havana Music Festival

Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The concert by Cuban organist Moises Santiesteban and German flutist Claudia Gerauer marked on Saturday night in Havana the second day of the XIII Ancient Music Festival Esteban Salas.

The repertoire chosen for the event recalls 19th century classics such as composers Valentin Czejka (Czech Republic) and Ernest KrÃñhmer (Germany), who stood out for their pieces for csakan (romantic recorder) and piano.

Under the title The Rediscovery of a Forgotten Instrument, the recital took place at the Minor Basilica of the Convent of St. Francis of Assisi.

Santiesteban, organist at the National Center for Concert Music, has performed as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician in Cuba, Spain and Germany.

Since 2011, when he made his debut as an organist at the VI International Festival of Ancient Music, Esteban Salas has dedicated himself to rescuing the Cuban organ tradition.

Gerauer, who gave a recorder workshop on the opening day, has specialized in the interpretation of ancient music from the Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval times.

As a member of ensemble Rayuela, she has been awarded in international competitions, has integrated several chamber music formations performing in countries such as Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, Morocco, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Brazil and Cuba.

The Esteban Salas Ancient Music Festival will be held in Havana until February 10 with the participation of performers from more than a dozen countries.

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