THE MUSIC CENTER OFFSTAGE
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World Adventures With My Harp with Alfredo Rolando Ortiz
The Music Center on Tour performing artist Alfredo Rolando Ortiz shares the rich cultural and musical heritage of South America. The world-renowned harpist performs beautiful traditional music of many countries on his Paraguayan harp.
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About Our Music Center On Tour Artist
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.