You’re invited to experience the talents of Emporia State University’s Dr. Martin Cuéllar, Professor of Piano, and Ramiro Miranda, Instructor of Music (violin), as these two performers collaborate for a concert at Schmitt Music Kansas City on Wednesday, May 17 at 7PM!
Join us for a complimentary reception immediately following the concert. Seating is limited, so please let us know if you plan to attend.
Dr. Martin Cuéllar
Martín Cuéllar enjoys an active career as performer, educator, clinician and composer. He holds degrees in piano performance from The University of Texas at Austin (DMA, MM), The Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain (performance certificate) where he studied as a Rotary Scholar, and Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX (BM piano performance and theory and composition). Dr. Cuéllar has also conducted research and piano studies on the music of Enrique Granados at the Marshall Academy of Music in Barcelona, Spain (formerly the Granados Academy).
As a performer, Dr. Cuéllar has played concerts in the United States, throughout Latin America, Spain, Germany, China and South Korea. He is also nationally recognized as a composer of pedagogical piano pieces and holds an exclusive writing contract with his publisher, the FJH Music Company of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Dr. Cuéllar serves as Professor of Piano at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.
A native of Asunción, Paraguay, Ramiro Miranda came to the United States to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance at Pittsburg State University. Mr. Miranda holds Master’s degrees from Illinois State University in violin performance and orchestral conducting. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including first place in the Rosa Mistica violin competition in Brazil in the year 2000, the revelation award in the Cardozo Ocampo music competition in the year 2002, two Concerto Aria competitions, chamber music prizes, and a grant from Illinois State University’s Friends of the Arts for a full production of Igor Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale.
Prior to coming to the United States, Mr. Miranda was an active teacher and performer, playing first violin for the Orquesta de la Universidad del Norte, and as an instructor of strings in Escuela Musical Miranda and Proyecto Sonidos de la Tierra. He continues to give recital and lectures for string teachers and students in Paraguay, and oversees the exchange of international faculty with Escuela Musical Miranda, one of the top music schools in Paraguay.
He has appeared with orchestras, chamber groups, and as a violin soloist in the United States, Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Ramiro has conducted a number of orchestras at the collegiate level, including the recent performances of Mark Adamo’s acclaimed opera “Little Women” and Mozart’s “Cosí fan Tutte” with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Opera program, and many youth orchestras in Paraguay and Argentina. He has participated in international festivals and conducting workshops in the United States, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, with instructors of high acclaim such as Paul Vermel and Enrique Garcia Asensio. Mr. Miranda is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, under the tutelage of Robert Olson.