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Marta Cuervo - Cuban guitarist and professor.

Marta Cuervo (b. Havana, Cuba) was a Cuban guitarist and professor.


Academic formationEdit

Marta Cuervo studied guitar and musical theory at the Havana Municipal Conservatory. She was a disciple of renowned guitarist Isaac Nicola.[1]


Marta Cuervo closely collaborated with Isaac Nicola and other guitarists such as Clara (Cuqui) Nicola, Marianela Bonet and Leopoldina Nuñez in the implementation of a unified method for all the music schools in Cuba, after de 1959 Revolution. She encouraged her own guitar students, such as Armando Rodriguez Ruidiaz, to compose and transcribe music for the instrument thus contributing to the development of a national pedagogic system and repertoire.[1][2]

Among Marta Cuervo's many disciples we can mention renowned guitarists Joaquín Clerch,[3] Aldo Rodríguez,[4] Sergio García Marruz[5] and Fernando Mariña (Mexican guitarist that studied in Cuba between 1986 and 1997), among others.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Giro, Radamés. Leo Brouwer y la guitarra en Cuba. Editorial Letras cubanas. La Habana, Cuba, 1986. P.56.
  2. ^ Ramirez, Marta Maria. Cuba: The Cuban Guitar School. SEMlac reports 7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2013-03-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Joaquin Clerch". Archived from the original on 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2015-03-22.
  4. ^ Orovio, H. (2004). Cuban Music from A to Z. Duke University Press. p. 180. ISBN 9780822385219. Retrieved 2015-03-22.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2012-07-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)