Solomon Mikowsky (b. 1936, Havana): A lifelong music educator, many of Mikowsky’s pupils have been top prizewinners in international competitions, including the Rubinstein in Tel Aviv and the Tchaikovsky in Moscow. Mikowsky has been a member of the piano faculty at Manhattan School of Music in New York for more than 40 years and until 2013 was also a member of the Artist Faculty at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He has been a juror in more than 20 international competitions. Mikowsky is the author of a book on 19th Century music, Ignacio Cervantes y la danza en Cuba. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Juilliard and a PhD from Columbia University. (Cintas for music, 1965-66)
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.