Armando Tranquilino (b. 1959, Havana): A composer and pianist, Tranquilino won first place in the International Electroacustic Music Competition in Bourges, France, with a piece called Tragoidia/Komoidia. Other recognitions include a professional development grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and a first place in the Arizona Mini-Concert Series. Among his works are solo piano pieces, a ballet for narrator and piano trio and a number of symphonies. Tranquilino has a Master’s degree in composition and electronic music from Indiana University and has taught at the University of Arizona, Ball State University and, since 2004, at Florida International University. Since 2008 he has been the musical director of F.I.U.’s Classically Cuban Concerts. His music is available through Cultures Electroniques/Harmonia Mundi. (Cintas for music, 1994-95)

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