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AHMED ALOM (Havana, 1998)


Ahmed Alom started his musical studies at the Manuel Saumell conservatory in Havana, guided by Beatriz Olivera, Leonardo Gell and Hortensia Upmann. Later on, he studied in the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory with Mercedes Estevez, and in Ollin Yotlitzli School with Ninowska Fernandez and Svetlana Logounova.


Aside of winning the First Prize at the XXI Xalapa PIano Competition and the National Chamber Music Competition, both in Mexico, the Maria Clara Cullell Piano Competition in Costa Rica and the UNEAC Piano Competition in Havana, Ahmed also won prizes at the Yamaha sponsored Cuevas International Piano Competition in Mexico, the Bradshaw and Buono Competition and the Slatkin/Composers Competition at Manhattan School of Music,both in New York. Also in this city, he was a finalist of the 66th Chopin Kosciuszko Foundation Competition, recipient of the Munz Foundation Competition, and 1st Prize at the Young Musicians Competition.


He made his orchestral debut at age 17 with Mark Belenko conducting the Mexican Philharmonic Orchestra at Nezahualcoyotl Hall, performing the Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin.


Ahmed is also a jazz and Latin jazz pianist. He has appeared in festivals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica and Cuba, and he has performed with Paquito de Rivera (Lincoln Center) the MSM Afro Cuban Jazz Band, Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet and Jorge Glem (both recipients of the Latin Grammy Award).


Ahmed has performed in masterclasses taught by Luca Chiantore, John Salmon, William Wolfram and Kirill Gerstein. He has also received lessons about contemporary music with Anthony de Mare.


Recently, Ahmed gave solo recitals at Teatro Martí in Havana, performing a full program of Frederic Chopin works plus the Concerto op. 21 in F minor, with the Havana Chamber Orchestra. Since 2017, he is a scholarship student of Solomon Mikowsky, in the Bachelor of Music program at Manhattan School of Music in New York.

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