Aldo & Ilmar Gavilán

  • | Des Moines, IA
  • Presented By: Civic Music Association
  • Dates: May 8, 2021
  • Location: Virtual
  • Phone: (515) 280-4020
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free - Livestream at
  • Overview

    Praised for his “dazzling technique and rhythmic fire” in the Seattle Times and dubbed a “formidable virtuoso” by The Times of London, Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán excels in both the classical and jazz worlds as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber-music collaborator, and performer of his own electrifying jazz compositions.

    Aldo is joined by his brother Ilmar Gavilán on violin for an electrifying concert of Aldo’s original compositions. Drawing from a range of colors that includes Middle Eastern, Irish and Brazilian sonorities, Aldo’s compositions weave a layered tapestry described as magical, optimistic, and at its core, deeply soulful.

    These two phenomenal musicians were born in Cuba to a family of internationally acclaimed classical musicians, their father a conductor and composer and their mother a concert pianist.