© Latinas in History 2008

Photograph by and courtesy of Carlos A. Cruz, 2008.
Mexican pianist and musicologist César Reyes is an active member of the Society for American Music. After graduating from Mexico’s National Conservatory, he came to the United States in 2001 to continue his studies under the direction of the renowned Cuban-American pedagogue Germán Diez, disciple and assistant of the legendary pianist Claudio Arrau. Mr. Reyes earned a Master Degree in Music at CUNY. He has presented lecture-recitals on the piano music of Mexico at numerous conferences in the United States and Europe. An Advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Reyes produces the artist tours, The Music of Our Century, sponsored by the Mexican National Endowment for the Arts. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the First Annual Latin American Piano and Song Festival of New York (2008), the first U.S. festival dedicated to the exploration of classical, folk and popular traditions of the Latin American piano and song repertoire.