Fran G. - Percussionist I Pianist
Born in 1981, Havana, Cuba.
At 7 years old he was accepted at the conservatory "Alejandro Garcia Caturla", where he started his study with a major in percussion and piano.
He continued studying at Conservatory "Amadeo Roldan".
In 2005, he finished his higher studies at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), University of the Arts at Havana, Cuba, receiving a degree of Bachelor of Music with a major in percussion, as a pupil of the professors Yaroldi Abreu and Roberto Concepcion.
Awarded a full scholarship, Mr. Garcia moved to Spain in 2006, to postgraduate at Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, under the tutelage of professor Robert Armengol.
As a percussionist he has been active musically participating in several editions of Havana's International Contemporary Music Festival, as well as Havana's International Percussion Festival ''PERCUBA'', playing in many of the most important theatres and concert halls in Cuba as a soloist and percussion ensemble. Also participated in the recording of the album ''New Conceptions'' of the Maestro Chucho Valdes.
While living in Barcelona he collaborated with the group “Percussions de Barcelona”, participating in Catolonia’s International Percussion Festival, and performed at L’Auditori, Palace of Catalan Music, Grand Theater of Liceu among others.
Parallel to all this he has been contributing in educational projects for 14 years.
Mr. Garcia was a percussion professor at Conservatory Amadeo Roldan, Conservatory Guillermo Tomas and National School of Art (ENA).
Currently he is working on his own musical project.
Percussion I Piano
Percussion I Piano
The following is a response to Mr. G. Lanz's request for a document-by-document evaluation of his academic credentials from Cuba and Spain. This evaluation was prepared based on official original academic credentials.
Mr. G. Lanz attended the Higher Institute of Art from 2001 to 2005. Founded in 1976, the Higher Institute of Art is a recognized (accredited) public institution of higher education in Cuba. In order to be accepted into the Higher Institute of Art, applicants must have the high school diploma (bachiller). This is the equivalent of graduation from a college preparatory program at an accredited high school in the United States.
Mr. G. Lanz was awarded the degree of Licentiate in Music, Specialty: Percussion by the Higher Institute or Art on July 14, 2005. This is the equivalent of the U.S degree of Bachelor of Music with a major in Percussion earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
Mr. G. Lanz continued his study at Liceu Conservatory from 2006 to 2007. Founded in 1837, Liceu Conservatory is a recognized (accredited) conservatory of music in Spain which offers secondary and post-secondary level programs.
Mr. G. Lanz completed the 288-hour Advanced Training program in the Specialty: Classical Music- Percussion and was awarded the Diploma of Completion by Liceu Conservatory on June 17, 2007. This is the equivalent of completion of 288 hours of non-credit bearing study in a continuing education program in Percussion at a Conservatory of Music in the United States.
In summary, it is the judgment of Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants, that Mr. G. Lanz has the equivalent of the U.S degree of the Bachelor of Music with a major in Percussion earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
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I only have good things to tell about Fran.
He is a great teacher and musician, patient, fun, reliable and knowledgeable. He makes percussion instruments sound fun and interesting for everybody in his class!