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Duo Virtuoso (Encuentro)

by Edgar Abraham & Christian Nieves

Avant-garde music from the Caribbean: EDGAR ABRAHAM & CHRISTIAN NIEVES Plays (Duos for Alto Saxophone and Cuatro)
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Cedro Arriba
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2. Cedro Abajo
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3. Utuado
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4. Bolerro
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5. La Pajara
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6. Pitorro
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7. "Yiame" Name Brujo
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EDGAR ABRAHAM

Latin Gramy Award Winner'

"Edgar Abraham, Virtuoso at the Saxophone"
Article published at El Vocero de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican newspaper

"Edgar Abraham, who possesses a prodigious technique,
displayed shades of tone and brilliance as if it were second nature"
El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico´s main daily

"Edgar Abraham is nothing short of a prodigy"
Caribbean Business

"Edgar Abraham is El Matador of the saxophone"
Reichhold Center

Edgar Abraham is a saxophonist, composer and master of sixteen instruments. Additionally, he is the creator of the unmatched Hyper-Virtuoso technique for the saxophone. His enlightened musicianship spans the universe, ranging from symphonic compositions to avant-garde jazz improvisations.

Undoubtedly, Edgar is one of the most prodigious and talented musicians in the world today. He began playing the violin at the age of three, mentored by his father, Edgard Marrero, a veteran classical musician who has diligently tutored him throughout Edgar´s life.

At the age of nine, Edgar began studying the saxophone. At fourteen he made his professional debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. A year later, he performed in a series of recitals entitled "Virtuoso" at the Tapia Theater (San Juan's historic, colonial theater), the Ponce Museum of Art (which houses Lord Frederick Leighton´s Flaming June), and the Puerto Rico Fine Arts Center.

At sixteen, Edgar studied under the tutorship of Eugene Rosseau at Indian Head Arts Center in Wisconsin. Three years later, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music.

In 2005, he received two Emmy nominations for his TV special “Edgar Abraham at the Heineken Jazz Fest 2004”, which PBS has shown in more than 70 countries.

In 2007, he was nominated for a Grammy in the Composer for Symphonic Choir category.

As a solo artist, Edgar has sixteen releases, featuring some of the world´s foremost musicians, such as Eddie Gomez, Cheo Feliciano, Dave Valentin, Richie Flores, and Endel Dueño.

Edgar´s superb mastery of sixteen instruments, as previously mentioned, has led him to perform as pianist with Latin Jazz heavyweight Jerry Gonzalez, as well as playing timbales for the Gypsy Kings, and saxophone for El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Stomp, Giovanni Hidalgo, Alex Acuña, Nestor Torres, Jerry Medina, and rap heavies Calle 13.

Edgar has performed at a diverse array of numerous live venues, such as the incomparable Ronnie Scott´s Jazz Club in London, the Reichhold Center in Saint Thomas, and the Heineken Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico. His catalogue of compositions includes more than 200 pieces that reflect his endless linguistic fluidity.

As a classical saxophonist, Edgar has performed with virtuoso pianist Eugene Kohn , the former Principal Guest Conductor of the Bonn Opera and Director of the New York Metropolitan Orchestra.

He has also performed with the Director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Guillermo Figueroa, who conducted Edgar´s Suite for Saxophone and Orchestra entitled "The Ten Worlds".

Edgar possesses an extensive repertoire, which ranges from Alexander Glazunov to Claude Debussy, Paul Creston, John Williams, Rimsky Korsakov, Nicolo Paganini, and of course, his own compositions.

His improvisational style is characterized by an exponential extension of John Coltrane´s "sheets of sound" effect, made possible by his creation, the Hyper-Virtuoso Technique. This technique is a relentless melodic invention, characterized by a sharp sense of rhythm and instant aural reflexes that mirror Edgar´s astonishing sense of hearing.

Edgar is a member of the Institute for the Advancement of Aural Arts, an international faculty of musicians and theorists dedicated to the diffusion of methodologies with the aim of facilitating the creation of music for the 21st Century.

It´s no hyperbole to state that Edgar Abraham is a musician for today, and for the ages.

Prof. Antonio Quijano
Director, Institute for the Advancement of Aural Arts
Author of “The Secessionist Method of Composition Encyclopedia”
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CHRISTIAN NIEVES

''He is a Virtuoso Cuatro Player......."
-Institute for the Advancement of Aural Arts, Edgar Abraham;

Christian nació el 16 de febrero de 1981 en Rio Piedras, producto del matrimonio entre Beatríz Maldonado y Modesto Nieves, destacado cuatrísta puertorriqueño. Por naturaleza la música fue parte integral en su desarrolllo, aún antes de su nacimiento. Su padre cuanta que solía tocarle el cuatro constantemente mientras estaba en el vientre de su madre.

Comienza formalmente a tocar el cuatro a los 4 años teniendo como su principal maestro a su padre. A los ocho empezó a hacerlo de forma semi-profesional con las agrupaciones Mapeyé, Areyto y Herencia Musical, de la cual su padre es director. Entre los 12 y 16 años participó en ocho competencias abiertas de ejecución del cuatro auspiciados por el Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, de las cuales se retira invicto. Luego de ganar el octavo certamen no le permitieron competir más. De estas competencias se destaca la celebrada en 1996 en el Instituto de Cultura en San Juan, donde Christian rompe el record de puntuación desde que se instituyeron estos certamenes. En una escala de 200 obtuvo 196.

A tan corta edad a tocado su cuatro en muchos paises. Con Areyto, Mapeyé, Andrés Jiménez y Herencia Musical ha tenido la oportunidad de viajar a los siguientes paises: Holanda, Inglaterra, Francia, España, Japón, Cánada, Cuba, República Dominicana, México, Panamá, Bélgica, Argentina, Alemania, Islas Canarias y en diferentes estados de Estados Unidos especialmente en Nueva York y Chicago. Christian a trabajado también con Tony Croato, Wilkins, Roy Brown, Danny Rivera, Riky Martin, Robi Draco Rosa entre otros.

En verano de 1999 participó en el concierto denominado el Cuatro Encuentro en donde compartió tarima con los maestros del cuatro puertorriqueño Modesto Nieves y Edwin Colón Zayas, además de con el maestro del cuatro venezolano, Gustavo Salinas. Por su ejecución en este concierto, celebrado en el Teatro Tapia, Christian obtuvo críticas excelentes por parte del periodista Edgardo Julia del periodico El Nuevo Día. En 19 de noviembre de 2000 participó en el concierto Los cuatro Cuatros, celebrado en Plaza las Américas. Participaron con él: Edwin Colón Zayas, Neftalí Ortíz y Modesto Nieves.

Christian es uno de los fundadores y director musical de la agrupación Puerto Raíces. Este proyecto tiene la peculiaridad de que se utiliza el cuatro puertorriqueño para tocar música en una base de rock fusionado con otros ritmos.

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