Professor of flute Nora Lee García and guitarist Rene Izquierdo have teamed up on a new album, Cubatina. The album presents fresh interpretations of favorites from the classical flute and guitar repertoire, as well as newly-commissioned pieces for the genre by some of the most exciting composers of today.
A Puerto Rico native, García is one of the most highly regarded flutists in the concert world today. She frequently appears throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America as a soloist, chamber artist and teacher. A Powell Flutes Artist and professor of flute at UCF, she also serves as principal flute of the Bach Festival Orchestra of Winter Park, of which she has been a member for 25 years.
Izquierdo has appeared as a guest soloist and in chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Cuba and Europe. He has shared the stage with prestigious guitarists including Eliot Fisk, Benjamin Verdery and Jorge Morel, as well as renowned flutist Ransom Wilson, soprano Lucy Shelton, David Jolley and Paquito d’Rivera. Renowned composers such as Jorge Morel and Carlos R. Rivera have dedicated works to him.