Biography

Born in Havana in 1911.

He began his musical studies at an early age, giving his first public concert in just seven years old. When he was fourteen, he won the first prize for violin at the Conservatory National of La Havana.

Then he was appointed Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of that city. In 1932 he moved to Madrid, improving their studies with the magisters Enrique Fernandez-Arbos and Antonio Fernandez-Bordas.

He won the Special Award Pablo Sarasate at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid as well as awards in the International Violin Competition (Union Radio) in the National Violin and Chamber Music Competition, sponsored by the Ministry of Education. Broadened his studies in other countries and gave numerous concerts of great success in Europe and America. Later served as soloist in prestigious orchestras such as:

- Orchestra Society Concert Pasdeloup Paris.

- Orchestra of Radio France and Belgium.

- Spanish Orchestra National.

- Symphony Orchestra of Bilbao.

- Chamber Orchestra of Madrid Chamber

- Orchestra of San Sebastian (which he was one of the founders).

He was appointed first violin of the Classical Quartet of the Spanish Public Television. Tours conducted by the United States of America, emphasizing his concerts with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. Among his major awards are:

- Knight's Cross of the Order of Civil Merit in recognition of his outstanding musical career.

- Cross of Carlos III the Noble of Navarre.

- Gold Medal of Labor.

His long career has encompassed virtually all musical forms, which has emerged as a Professor, First Violin Soloist and Performer, having won numerous prizes and awards offered by renowned conservatories and institutions, is considered by many critics as one of the best globally performers of Sarasate, in addition to its technical sense conveyed by the interpretation.

Because his longevity and physical and intellectual brilliance, retirement marked the start of a new phase during which art, accompanied by his violin (a magnificent one made by Antonio Amati in 1632) and the piano for his sister Araceli (Lili) and later by Marisol Bel, captured his talent in many classical works, which include the Batch sonatas and Mozart sonatas for violin and piano.

He decesed in 2010.

 
 

Eduardo and his sister Araceli in 1918. Since they were cildren, they started their respective careers in the performance of the classical music.

Eduardo in 1938

 

Eduardo and his sister Lily in 1985

 

Eduardo and Marisol Bel