CMS yearly fundraiser coming up

The Cayman Music School will be hosting its yearly fundraising event at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort ballroom on 13 June. 

Through the scholarship programme, the school has made it one of its priorities to recognise talent and offer financial scholarships to young children in the Cayman Islands to help make it more affordable for them to learn and grow in music.  

During the 2012-2013 school, Year 9 students at the school received full-year scholarships, totalling 12,240.  

Tickets are on sale for $100 and can be purchased at Cayman Music School or delivered to your office. The price includes a complimentary glass of Champagne, hors d’oeuvres and a three course meal, along with access to the cash bar and silent auction.  

There will also be a special performance by fantastic Cuban pianist and Grammy nominee Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, who has been featured in the most prestigious concert halls around the world, such as Carnegie Hall and Jordan Hall (US), Royal Festival Hall (England), Music halls of France, Russia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Greece, Hong Kong, Austria and Sweden. 

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The date is one that is sure to dazzle music lovers from around Grand Cayman. 

Called a true musical genius and a “piano hurricane”, López-Gavilan is an award-winning Cuban Pianist, as well-known for his exhilarating classical interpretations as he is for his complete and entrancing mastery of Afro-Cuban Jazz.  

He was born to a family of internationally-acclaimed classical musicians. At age 2, young Aldo had written his first musical composition. By 4, his mother introduced the budding child prodigy to the piano. 

López-Gavilán began his formal piano studies at age 7. His first international triumph was at age 11, when he won a Danny Kaye International Children’s Award in Holland, organized by UNICEF. He made his professional debut at age 12 with the Matanzas Symphony Orchestra. At 17, he performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba. After finishing his preliminary Piano studies in Cuba, he enrolled in London’s Trinity College to continue his formal education.  

At the same time, López-Gavilán developed his extraordinary improvisational skills. Jazz legend Chucho Valdés called him “simply a genius, a star”. As pianist and composer, Aldo has won several awards and more than a dozen competitions worldwide. 

“We invite you to attend this unforgettable event or support the fund-raiser otherwise – by making a contribution, donating an item for the silent auction, sponsor a table or sell tickets. All proceeds raised will be going towards the scholarship fund,” noted Inna Kazakova of the Cayman Music School.  


Tickets are available in books of 10. Group discounts are also available. Contact CMS at [email protected] 


Aldo López-Gavilan is coming to play in the Cayman Islands next month. – PHOTO: SUBMITTED
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