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Dante Cucurullo, a musician by profession

Dante Cucurullo, a musician by profession

THE PAINTER OF SOUNDS

MASTER OF ALL

Synonymous with music, rhythm and passion that could define Dante, son of a musician who born with the gift of having a powerful ear, he does not had an easy life because at that time music was associated with a bohemian life. Such was the talent of his father, a doctor by profession, when he played the piano could attract people around his house like Pied Piper of Hamelin.

There is a point where science and art meet and thus explains the relationship between the studies of the two careers. His dad had very clear that one of his sons would become musician something that he was not allowed to. His 4 brothers studied music with him until they acquired a certain level and passed into the hands of teachers. "When my dad realized that I learned very quickly, he also decided to study and learned all my lessons with advance to teach me at home, besides being a father he also became our master piano".

He taught them to love music in a very interesting way, "It did not matter the moment it was, classical music was heard at home every morning, symphonic marches and some polkas by Strauss that are very rhythmical. Today the four of us played an instrument but the only one that is professionally engaged into this is me, but if we get together we make a good orchestra. "

At the age of 15 years old, he lived a tremendous blow with the loss of his father with only 39 years. But along the way he met great professionals who supplanted that role as the teacher Manuel Simon who got him a scholarship to move to the capital or Doña Mery Syragusa, professor of piano at the Conservatory, he learned all from them.

Today, pianist and mainly composer recall the humility that gave off Manuel who coined the phrase "knowledge is not exclusive if not to distribute". All around him were experiences, lectures. He has traveled half the world and festivals that led him to meet great musicians who have left their mark on his career. A long musical repertoire, daily television programs, recordings with many orchestras, much merengue ... a life of music! 

With all those examples that has lived, he dedicates teaching, his passion, travels the country transmitting love for music and giving opportunities to anyone who "might have a good ear" even without resources. "In our country gush musicians that have not had the opportunity to develop, there has not been a policy of sustainable cultural development and from this small island we put the world to dance bachata or merengue, we have invaded half the world!"

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TEXT: Esther Navas; IMAGES: Suresh

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