Alfredo Rolando Ortiz

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz was born in Cuba in 1946. Composer, lecturer, author and recording artist, he emigrated to Venezuela in 1958. He began learning to play the Venezuelan folk harp from a school friend in 1961. He commenced his studies with Alberto Romero on the Parguayan harp a year later. Within three years, Alfredo was performing professionally, recording his first album, and beginning his medical studies in Medellin, Colombia. Music, which eventually would win Alfredo international acclaim and become his life's focus, supported him through his medical studies. Like his background, Dr. Ortiz's harp music is rich and eclectic. His repertoire covers the folk, classical and popular music of many countries. This multitalented artist is a master on the Paraguayan harp, a warm and accessible educator, and an engaging performer for audiences of all ages.

Holiday Harps features music of holiday celebrations from cultures around the world. Including carols and Hanukkah music, this performance showcases beautiful traditional melodies from Latin America and international holiday favorites, as well as original compositions, performed on the Paraguayan harp.

World Adventures with My Harp is an exciting personal story of migrations, hardships and successes, interwoven around beautiful traditional music of many countries and original compositions. Concepts of geography, history, language, and folklore are also explored. Construction materials, concepts of physics, traditional ear training and the potential of the harp for other musical styles are also discussed.

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