GUANTAMO, CUBA.- Estonian flute player Karolina Leedo will offer a contemporary music concert on Wednesday at the Celosia hall of the Cuban Association of Writers and Artists, UNEAC in Guantanamo.
The musician has been recognized in the Scandinavian region and other European nations. She traveled to Guantanamo for her first concert in Cuba accompanied by Cuban-born musician Louis Aguirre.
The concert will feature the world premiere of Come vengono prodotti gli incantesimi? by Italian avant-guarde composer Salvatore Sciarrino and Gardens of the beloved, by Aguirre, based in the texts of the Persian poet Rumi and composed especially for the flute player.
The program includes works by European authors, mainly Danish, among them Laconismo De L’aile, by Kaija Saariaho; and Flute solo on changing scales, by Niels Christian Rasmussen.
Leedo studied music in her birth country Estonia, and later at the Royal Acadeny of Aarhus, Denmark, where she lives since 2001. She has made several world tours, including a trip to the United States with the National Symphony of Estonia.
Aguirre (Camagüey, 1968) studied composition at the Higher Institute of Art in Cuba with professors Harold Gramatges and Roberto Valera. He furthered his education in Amsterdam, with Professor Rafael Reina, and in Denmark with Kart Aage Rasmussen, Rolf Walling and Hans Abrahamsen.