Antonino Hernández Lizaso (b. 1931, Havana): After receiving a law degree from the University of Havana, Hernández Lizaso studied music composition with Julián Orbón and went on to the Manhattan School of Music, where he received a Master’s degree in conducting. He is the winner of composition grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Organization of American States and the Florida Arts Council. He is the author of seven symphonic works, an opera and 24 chamber pieces. Hernández Lizaso has conducted the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra and the University of Miami Symphony. (Cintas for music, 1964-65, 1966-67)

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