Organized by the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean nation, the event will take place in person and virtual format and aims to highlight the work of prominent personalities and young talents from the island residing in other countries.
In addition, it aims to highlight the richness of the Cuban identity and bring creators living abroad closer to the local and visiting public.
Known as The Piano of Cuba, Lugo will expose his skill, influenced by the best of Russian technique, to interpret pieces of classical music, jazz and traditional rhythms from his land and Latin America.
During the event, he will present works of his authorship, variations of Cuban countrymen like Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963), the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886) and Russian Serguei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), among others.
He will be accompanied by the voices of Yanina Fernández, Marisol Otero and Zahira Oses, who were also his guests at the concert ¨Más que un piano¨, recently offered at the Kirchner Cultural Center, in this capital, whose program will be reproduced in Havana.
Fernández stands out for his talent, Otero has great prestige in the world of musical comedy and Zahira has a strong presence in the urban environment, which, combined with Lugo’s skills, achieved a successful result in this city.
In statements to Prensa Latina, Lugo assured he has high expectations for the Festival and expressed his excitement at knowing that his work will be heard again in his country, where he has performed on numerous occasions.
In addition, he highlighted the possibility of having played for the fourth time at the Kirchner, one of the main artistic spaces in Argentina and the region.
There I was able to pay tribute to Rachmaninoff on the 150th anniversary of his birth, merge Argentine and other music. I began with a very orthodox sense of all the attributes of Russian technique and progressed to Latin jazz with touches of urbanism, he noted.
Likewise, he highlighted the links between this nation and the island from a cultural point of view, as well as the strengthening of the influence of Caribbean creation in recent years.
On the other hand, he specified that his productive work focuses on achieving a style and technical syntax between universal popular music and classical concert music.
At the moment I have a very extensive repertoire of more than 500 works that include almost all popular genres such as pop, jazz and rock with symphonic versions on the piano, he commented.