Elizabeth Rebozo was born in Havana, Cuba on June 8, 1974. At the age of two years and a half she began playing piano by ear. When she was 7 years old began her musical studies at the Municipal Conservatory of Music Alejandro Garcia Caturla where she graduated in 1989. At just thirteen years of age, Elizabeth became one of the few pianists in Cuba within that age range to have performed with the Cuban National Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Manuel Duchesne. Her interpretation of the Concerto in D Major by Franz Joseph Haydn was praised by the audience and the specialized media. A live radio broadcasting of the performance was showcased by CMBF Classical Music Radio Station in Cuba. Later on, she studied at the National School of Music (ENA) from where she graduated in 1993 and continues her undergraduate studies at the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA), graduating with a Bachelors of Arts with honour’s diploma in 1998.During her music studies she participated in several piano competitions and also as an active member of different chamber ensembles that performed along
the island. Throughout Ms. Rebozo career, the artist has participated in National and International piano competitions, where she has received many awards in different categories. Her dedication to piano performance had made her a recipient for several scholarships and grants, among them: full scholarship for a Summer Course at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, United States in 1992. While on her third year of studies at the Higher Institute of Art she won a full scholarship and grant prize to pursue a Master degree at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada from the year 2000, completing a Masters degree in Piano Performance in 2002 with honorary distinctions.
Ms. Rebozo has participated in workshops and master classes with recognized international concert pianist like Rudolph Jansen, Charles Foreman, Vladimir Levtov, Ricardo Requejo, Frank Fernandez among others. After graduating, she worked several years with students from local recognized voice studios, while at the same time; she held a permanent position at Saint Luke Catholic Church as pianist and consultant for religious music. At the present Ms. Rebozo is active as a concert pianist as well as an educator. She is part of the Music Department at Mount Royal University’s Conservatory, in Calgary. Since 2005 Elizabeth has been teaching piano at the Music Faculty and also at her residence as a Branch teacher from the same institution. Many of Elizabeth’s piano students, both from the conservatory and also from her home studio have been awarded with scholarships and other prizes in regional piano competitions. Ms. Rebozo brings this year a series of concerts as part of the launching of her first CD which will world premiere in the city of Calgary in November, 2009. This, her first CD is titled “(titulo del Cd)” . Finally, Ms. Rebozo has been praised by critics for her exquisite interpretation on this CD which is based on Cuban music from the XIX and XXI century. Cuban composers such as Ignacio Cervantes, Manuel Saumell, and the contemporary Cuban-American composer Yalil Guerra are explored with great sensitivity in colour shades and pianistic expression.