Cuarteto Latinoamericano  


No quartet could be more appropriate for this year’s Festival than Cuarteto Latinoamericano, one of the preeminent ensembles.  Founded in Mexico in 1982, the quartet has won two Grammys in the Best Classical Recording category: once in 2012 for the album "Brasileiro, Works of Francisco Mignone" and in 2016 for "El Hilo Invisible." The quartet represents a unique voice in the international arena, performing the music of Latin America composers across five continents.


Called “superb” and “extraordinarily versatile” by The New York Times, the quartet, is comprised of three brothers and violist Javier Montiel, and has performed together for more than 40 years. They have performed internationally on stages such as Carnegie Hall and Teatro alla Scala.  Their discography includes 70 CDs. The quartet was Resident Quartet at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, United States, from 1987 to 2007. Israeli soprano Sivan Rotem and Russian pianist Nargiza Kamilova will join the quartet in performances.




Saúl Bitrán, violin

Arón Bitrán, violin

Javier Montiel, viola

Álvaro Bitrán, cello


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Manuel M. Ponce: “Estrellita”