The Duo Con-Trastes is comprised of guitarists
Zuleida Suárez and
Susana Frade, both graduates of Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Founded in 2002, the duo has a significant track record of concerts and performances in various festivals and prestigious concert halls, including Festival de Müsica Contemporánea de La Habana, Festival Identidades, Festival de la Joven Guitarra en la ciudad de Camagüey, los Ciclos de Conciertos de Müsica Contemporánea, La casa de las Américas, La casa del Alba Cultural, el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, el Teatro Auditórium Amadeo Roldán, and el Centro Hispanoamericano de la Cultura, among others.
Studied chamber music with well-known musicians Eduardo Martin, Jesús Ortega, Jorge Triana, Luis Manuel Molina, Jorge Luis Zamaora, Héctor Angula, Edmundo Vásquez, and Leo Brouwer, the duo has also been involved in various projects, such as el cuarteto Estación para Cuatro, directed by Rosa Matos; el Sexteto con Cuerdas y la orquesta de Guitarras Sonantas Habaneras, both directed by Jesús Ortega; el cuarteto Guitarras de La Habana, directed by Martin Galy, and playing live music for the theatre play La Mandrágora, directed by Armando Suárez del Villar.
2016 MIGF Festival Pass is available to attend all festival events at a single reduced price:
$60 general, $35 non-FIU student, $25 FIU student