When: October 27, 2023 6:00 pm
Where: Christ’s College
Omar Puente Masterclass
Friday 27 October 2023 | 6:00-7:30pm
Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College, Cambridge
World class violinist Omar Puente visits the University of Cambridge to give a masterclass on Cuban jazz
Internationally renowned for his masterful performances in a variety of musical styles, world class violinist and educator Omar Puente is nothing short of a true virtuoso. After establishing himself as an accomplished musician on his native Cuban soil, Omar moved to England in 1997 and has since captivated audiences in Europe, the Middle and Far East, the USA and Africa.
Having maintained close ties with traditional Cuban music, Omar blends this influence with his extensive training in the classical and jazz idioms, resulting in a musical voice that is rich with energy and colour, matching his charismatic, larger-than-life personality.
Throughout his career Omar has performed at many distinguished venues such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the Royal Albert Hall, supporting and sharing the stage with a whole host of other esteemed stars including Tito Puente, John Williams, Nigel Kennedy, Courtney Pine and Wynton Marsalis.
His many accolades include The 2018 Lukas Award for Classical, Jazz or Folk Act of the Year, a top 10 placement for Songline Magazine’s Album of the Year and a nomination for Best Jazz Soloist in the 21st International CubaDisco Fair in 2017.
Students wishing to attend must bring their own manuscript paper if they intend to make notes of musical examples
Attendance is free, please reserve your space here. Please arrive before 6pm, seating is allocated first-come-first-serve and late attendees may be turned away