With the highest award given by that specialty in Cuba, it recognizes their contributions and the richness of their works
Gómez Cairo stressed that Leonardo in his prolific work as a researcher, writer, essayist and musicologist, was also appreciated for his virtuosity as a saxophonist. Photo: CubadebateZoom
The National Music Award 2014, the highest award given by that specialty on the island, was awarded to Leonardo Acosta and Sergio Vitier, in recognition of their contributions in the field and the richness of their works, the composer Alfredo Diez Nieto, president of the jury, announced on Wednesday,.
In his words of praise for Vitier and Acosta, musicologist Jesús Gómez Cairo also a member of the selection committee, with Cesar "Pupy" Pedroso, Alicia Perea and Juan Piñera, noted that "the award was granted unanimously to these huge men with a deep history in our music."
Gómez Cairo stressed that Leonardo in his prolific work as a researcher, writer, essayist and musicologist, was also appreciated for his virtuosity as a saxophonist.
The also the director of the National Music Museum remembered that Acosta founded the Sound Experimentation Group of ICAIC, and was awarded the 2006 National Book Award in recognition of his mark in Cuban literature, a work that can be appreciated in the coming International Book Fair, because it is dedicated to him with the historian Olga Portuondo.
Of Vitier, he said, his role as composer and guitarist with a deep popular footprint is outstanding. His pieces have been unforgettable soundtracks that are part of the history of Cuban films and television series with a great impact on the audience.Translated by ESTI