..performance at Saltburn, featuring his Corvado Messenger harp         ... Introducción de la arpa Corvado Mensajera













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Ricardo García-Curbelo

Musician (harpist soloist), Singer, Composer and Poet, is a resident artist in the UK, member of the PRS and representative of The Latin American Professionals  abroad.


Ricardo is one of the finest soloist composer/performers of today's Latin American harp music. This dedicated artist who has represented Latin American musical and poetry culture, nationally and internationally, on a wide variety of stages from a very young age - radio & TV, educational institutions, festivals, concerts and charity performances,  - was to be known for his passionate, gifted way of communicating with the public, also to be honoured on several occasions. In the UK he has shared the stage with different accomplished soloists such as Professor/ Guitarist David Caswell, Master Player of the triple harp, Robin Huw Bowen, Guitarist Singer & Songwriter Kai Jansen, classical Violinist, Ann Wood, classical Guitarist, Adrian Smith and many others.

Ricardo's solo concert performances have earned him many compliments. His spellbinding routines – a colourful rhythmic journey though different Latin American cultures – have prompted Time Out to declare ‘[He] has got to be seen to be believed’.

He studied the harp at the Music Academy of Villavicencio, with Luis Alberto Curvelo, his brother and Director of the institution. Ricardo later became Director of Dance for 3 years at this academy. The two brothers founded The Music Academy of Puerto Carreño (Vichada) and Ricardo led the first music cultural representation of the region, which was awarded first prizes internationally. He studied music theory  at the Music Academy Luis A. Calbo and attended voice production classes with legendary maestro cultural promoter, Manuel Zapata Olivella, at the National University in Bogotá.

Ricardo’s poetical compositions such as The Homo sapiens Dream bring today’s Latin American music and poetry to a new dimension. The Homo sapiens Dream is one of his more recent recorded compositions. This dramatic poetical progressive interpretation of human evolution has been much acclaimed by audiences. It was thanks to this piece, that Ricardo was presented as the perfect act for the music day at the London Natural History Museum, during the Exhibition Road Festival in June 2010. The Latin American Professionals

Performances coming soon for 2012:

LATIN  AMERICAN  RHYTHMS at Lancaster, Gregson Arts & Community Centre

 Latin American harpist Ricardo Curbelo at Art in Action



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