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)
Fellows in Music Composition
Sonidos Cubanos Music CD
Sonidos Cubanos is a CD album featuring the works of 4 CINTAS Foundation award winning composers performed by the NODUS Ensemble and released on the Innova record label in 2010 with the support of the Foundation. The album includes music by Tania Leon, Ileana Perez Velazquez, Sergio Barroso, and Orlando Jacinto Garcia. The works by Leon and Garcia received nominations in the best contemporary classical composition category of the 2010 Latin Grammys. SEE DETAILS
A new album featuring 5 other CINTAS award winning composers is currently in production with more information to come soon.