This virtuous composer and piano player was born in Mayari, eastern Cuba. Since the age of 4, he started piano studies until he entered the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory where he took harmony, history of music, and piano lessons. He took superior studies in the former Soviet Union with Merchanov. Considered among the five best pianists of the world, he has offered concerts and performances as solo player in national or foreign symphonic orchestra performances. As a composer, he has obtained a great deal of awards.