Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal will receive the International Award -Maison des Artistes (Artists’ House) Gold Medal- on April 27, granted by Rome’s Culture, Arts and Science Association.
The Cuban Music Institute has announced that Madrigal will be awarded for his refined sensitivity, excellent interpretative skills —comparable to those of the greatest composers of all times—, and his virtuosity and exceptional artistic quality.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Master Lecture Hall of La Sapienza University, in the Italian capital, with the attendance of association executives and several artists.
Madrigal is a graduate from the Higher Institute of Art, Cuba’s Arts University, where his professor was late Cuban pianist and teacher Teresita Junco.
As a professional artist he has given lectures and participated in other academic activities with professors such as US Kathleen Mackintosh, Israeli Shalev Ad-EL, French Ann Kathleen Bucher, and Italian William Grant Nabore.
Madrigal received the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Cuban Amadeo Roldán Competition in 1998, and the top award at the Maria Clara Cullell International Piano Competition in Costa Rica, among many other awards.