Yalil Guerra (b.1973, Havana) is the son of the famous Cuban vocal duo Rosell y Cary. His first musical studies were at the Escuela Nacional de Artes (ENA) in Havana, Cuba (1985-1991) with classical guitar professor and concert master Jorge Luis Zamora. At 16, Guerra won the International Competition & Festival of Classical Guitar in Krakow, Poland - becoming the youngest Cuban awarded a prize in an international competition. He started his career as a producer, composer, and arranger and has worked with artists such as Cristian Castro, Celia Cruz, Albita Rodríguez, Eddie Santiago, Rey Ruiz, Choco Orta and Yamila Guerra among others. Nowadays, he writes music for television networks, and continues to compose and produce albums. (CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in music composition, 2014-15)
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.