Carlos Cuestas ('09), A Classical Guitar Act

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Wednesday June 29, 2016


Carlos Cuestas (’09), Nyack School of Music New York City alumnus, was awarded the Presidential MAGNET Fellowship from the Graduate Center at City University of New York, where he is a student in the Ph.D. ethnomusicology program. He also received the Harrison Summer Grant for research which has taken him to Colombia to begin work on his dissertation.

Carlos is a member of the Son Jarocho Band Radio Jarocho, and Emericus Ensemble. He has been an adjunct professor at the Nyack College School of Music on the Manhattan campus for the past several years, teaching both guitar and Music Before 1750. He also conducts the Collegium Musicum.

Born in Colombia, Carlos began his guitar studies with renowned guitarist and composer Gentil Montaña. In addition to his degree from Nyack College, he earned a master’s degree in performance practice from Brooklyn College. Visit his website.  

Upcoming performances include the following dates:

July 7: Concert with flutist Jenny Cline at the National Museum in Bogotá, Colombia

August 11 and 14: Performance at the Convention of the National Flute Association in San Diego, CA

October 13: Performance with Mexamorphosis at the Union City Performing Arts Center, Union City, NJ

October 14: CD Release of the Cline/Cuestas Duo at Drew University in Madison, NJ

October 22: Performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, Red Bank, NJ

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