Omar Puente

Omar Puente


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Omar Puente Fiffe

I have performed in both classical and jazz genres to positive audiences worldwide. On leaving Cuba, I was first violin with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, and toured with Buena Vista’s Ruben Gonzales. Since arriving in England in 1997, I have maintained an international profile when possible, playing all over Europe, Middle and Far East, the USA and Africa. In England I have supported Tito Puente, Ibraham Ferrer and Omara Portundo, I have played with John Williams, Kirsty MacColl, Jools Holland and Eddie Palmieri as well as being invited to jam with many visiting Latin artists such as Ruben Gonzales and the Afro Cuban Allstars. I have maintained close links with both traditional Cuban Music and Classical genres as well as Jazz. This has included a number of high profile projects such as appearing with Winston Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, with the Simon Bolivar Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, with Nigel Kennedy at 606 Jazz Club, with Eddie Palmieri at Queen Elizabeth Hall, and with several members of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Omar Puente Fiffe Debbie Purdy

Omar Puente Fiffe

My Cuban qualifications incorporate a teaching qualification, I have taught extensively in the UK including the UK’s most prestigious music colleges, and also in Cuba. I have taught Jazz Violin and a range of Latin Jazz Ensembles at Leeds College of Music and at various other places including London City University. He now teaches at Trinity College in London. I continue to teach in Havana at the prestigious National Conservatoire, and have recently and published a University level textbook on the violin in Cuban Music.

Omar Puente Fiffe Debbie Purdy

Omar Puente Fiffe

Omar Puente Fiffe Debbie Purdy

Omar Puente Fiffe


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