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At Baruch College, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003

BARUCH COLLEGE, New York, NY (9/11/03)--Twenty-six-year-old pianist Javier Gonzales Quintana, trained in Cuba and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will perform a concert of Cuban and classical music on Tuesday, September 23, at 7 pm, at Baruch Colleges Engelman Recital Hall (55 Lexington Ave, at 24 th St., B-2 level). Free and Open to the Public.

  Mr. Gonzalez will perform music by Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff, as well as more popular selections by several Cuban composers, including the much-loved Ernesto Lecuona.

  Born in Puerta Padre, Las Tunas, Cuba, Javier Gonzalez began studying music at the age of 7 in Havana. He won grand prize and first prize five times at the Amadeo Roldan National Piano Competition and special mention for best interpretation of Latin American and Cuban music. He was also awarded first prize in the 1999 UNEAC Interpretation Competition and third prize at the Ignacio Cervantes International Piano Competition in Havana.

  This concert takes its title from his first CD, the recently recorded From Havana with Love. He has performed internationally in Columbia, Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados, Italy and Venezuela.

  The Engelman Recital Hall is part of the recently opened Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC), which will present a full and varied program of music, theater, comedy and dance throughout the 2003-2004 season. For information about upcoming events at the BPAC, call the information line at 646.312.4085 or visit the BPAC Web site.

Zane Berzins,
News Manager

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