Julio Valdes Fuentes

Violín, piano, composer.

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You like jazz, classical, latin, blues, samba, rock or maybe another genre?. I offer high quality with a guarantee of freshness! I am an original, modern violinist able to play all kinds of music. My forte is improvisation, killing harmonies with a great sense of creativity! I am also a composer and a musical producer.

Professional experience:
-Awarded in the JoJazz competition, chaired by the teacher Chucho Valdes.
-Playing with Omara Portuondo and Ibrahim Ferrer (Buena Visat Social Club).
-Member of the Cuban Symphony Orchestra.
-Violin teacher at the Ernesto Lecuona Conservatory of Music.
-Since 2006 he has participated in the Jazz Plaza Festival in Havana Cuba. Special guest of the Los Angeles. MONGORAMA Orchestra at this Jazz Festival.
-He was a member of the Madrid Philharmonic Orchestra.
-He worked in Slovenia with the TerraFolk and La Tin Ten Orchestra.
-He toured the United States with Grupo Mezcla de Cuba.
-He has also presented a regular program at the Jazz Club La Zorra y el cuervo..
-He wrote music for cuban television as well as for the radio.
-Member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba since 2007.
-Member of the Cuban Copyright Agency.

CD Julio Valdes and Pentajazz (2013).
CD De medio lao (Grupo Canela de Cuba 2009, Colibri).
CD Segunda Cita (Silvio Rodríguez, Ojalá Producciones 2009, nominated for Granmy Awards).
CD Sella Finde (Guinea 2009).
CD I feel good (Pentajazz, 2014).
CD Pa'que te enteres (Grupo Canela de Cuba, Egrem 2017).
CD of the Fosmea Group (Fabricio Pereira 2).
CD A lo Canela (Grupo Canela de Cuba, Egrem 2019, Honor Award Cubadisco).

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5 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Pierre I.

    Julio, constant acoustic and artitistic qualities. He knows perfectly how to improvise (each time something new) and he knows too when improvisation is not necessary.

  2. Review by Pierre I.

    Julio can play with a constant sound quality and with ever surprising imagination all musical material submited to his attention. A very rare talent inspired by such a positive attitude.

  3. Review by Pierre I.

    Une prestation exceptionnelle: l'improvisateur sait toujours trouver les notes et le phrasé qui servent le thème et qui en même temps révèle sa personnalité.

  4. Review by Pierre I.

    Julio Valdes Fuentes is a great musician: easy to say, but I'm sorry, this is the truth. He is an astonishing soloist (improviser) with a bright sound palette. In addition (it's a professional rule) he is a great accompanist. He brings happyness and expression in the music.
    Ne manquez pas ce gars là si vous aimez la musique !

  5. Review by Pierre I.

    Julio est un musicien exceptionnel. Son violon joue librement, toujours juste même dans les passages périlleux; l'éventail de son talent commerce avec la musique traditionnelle cubaine dont il restitue si bien les mélodies et les danses, et se poursuit dans le jazz où il déploie toutes ses ressources rythmiques, où il peut se permettre toutes les audaces ; Julio est surprenant et pourtant il transmet à son auditeur des sentiments communs à toute l'humanité.
    Enrichissez votre musique avec lui!

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