The evening’s program includes music for two pianos by Sergei Rachmaninoff, featuring “Suite No 1, Op. 5” and “Symphonic Dances, Op. 45.” Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your spot!
Martin Cuéllar enjoys an active and successful career as performer, educator, clinician and composer. He holds degrees in piano performance from The University of Texas at Austin (DMA, MM) and The Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain (performance certificate) where he studied as a Rotary Scholar. Dr. Cuéllar has also conducted research and piano studies on the music of Enrique Granados at the Marshall Academy of Music in Barcelona (formerly the Granados Academy).
As a performer, Dr. Cuéllar has played concerts in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Spain, Germany, South Korea and China. He is also nationally recognized as a composer of pedagogical piano pieces and is published by the FJH Music Company – publisher of not only his pedagogical compositions, but academic editions as well.
Dr. Cuéllar serves as Professor of Piano at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.
Emilio Lluis-Puebla was born in Mexico City from Catalan and Mexican ascendance in 1952. He began studying piano at 6 years of age with distinguished pianists in his homeland. He studied with Peter Katin, and took master classes with Daniel Ericourt and Jörg Demus. He has given numerous performances as recitalist, as a pianist in chamber music and as soloist with symphony orchestras since 1965. He received several awards in piano competitions and has given recitals both at home and abroad.
Lluis-Puebla made recordings for radio and television, including the premiere in Mexico of the original version of the Second Piano Sonata of Rachmaninoff in 1980 and 1984. Has an extensive repertoire of both classic and contemporary works. In 1992 he gave the first performance in Mexico of the Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 1 and in 2009 of Rachmaninoff´s Corelli Variations.
Dr. Lluis frequently lectures and offers master classes in Mexico and abroad. The most recent was at Georgia State University and it dealed with the 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas. In the eighties he presented Beethoven´s Complete Cycle of the 32 piano sonatas. “Lluis-Puebla Collection on CD and DVD” is his portrait as concert pianist and consists of more than sixty CD and over fifty DVD. It can be seen at www.EmilioLluis.org.
His performances include repeated tours in South America and Europe, performing as recitalist in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, United States, etc. and as soloist with many symphony orchestras as well as foreign nationals including the National Symphony Orchestra of La Paz and Rio de Janeiro Philharmonic performing works such as Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, Brahms Concerto No. 2 and Rachmaninoff´s second piano concerto.
In recent years, his concert activity encompasses around fifty concerts a year. Currently he is offering a “Lluis-Puebla-Rachmaninoff Cycle” and a new “Lluis-Puebla-Beethoven Cycle” which includes, besides the 32 sonatas, the chamber works for piano and violin, cello and voice, trios, etc. and the concertos for piano and orchestra.