Quinteto D’Amore of Havana – Cuba
Quinteto D’Amore was founded in 2000 within an acoustical format; cultivating traditional Cuban music, although in its repertoire, you can find international songs; and made various presentations both domestic and international.
All these years, different musicians have integrated the group, but two years ago, it has been renewed and is now composed of Bass, Tres, Violin, bongo, minor percussion and soloist.
They are characterized for combining music, voices, and choreography in some of their songs, filling those who can enjoy their show with joy and energy.
Yasney (violin): Graduated from Higher Institute of Art with a specialty in Violin (ISA). Member of the UNEAC, she joined the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, participated in recordings of leading groups and soundtracks, as well as in the CD “Mi Querido Pablo II” with Pablo Milanés and his guests: Milton Nacimiento, Lucecita Benítez,
Fito Páez, Joaquín Sabina, Alberto Cortes, and at the concert offered at the National Auditorium in Mexico City.
He has made numerous tours and concerts with the band “Mambo Así”, the group “Sol y Arena”, “Piel Morena”, among others, through various countries such as Moscow, Spain, Thailand, Hong Kong, Saint Martin Island and Guadeloupe, Italy, and Angola. Yasney joined D’Amore in May 2014.
Yonel (three/four Cuban guitar) I began my career in music when I was six by learning to play the guitar. Since then, I used to sing some songs and to accompany others like my brother. AI was seven when I started at the school of arts in Santiago.
In Cuba, I studied violin for about three years and, in time, I started to learn about other instruments such as the piano and the percussion to reach the bass with which I played with the group Son Chévere de Matanzas for several years.
Then I came to Havana and started playing the tres until I made it into a CUATRO, adding a couple more strings and it is the instrument with which I currently work in Quinteto D’Amore.
Evelyn (soloist) began to study music since choildhood, taking piano and musical theory lessons. At the age of 11, she received her first award as a solo singer given by the pioneers’ organization and took dance lessons at the National Ballet School in Havana and contemporary dance workshops, integrating various dance companies and performing in the 2nd Tropicana Show. She is a mid-level graduate from micro operator. She studied at the School for Art Instructors.
As a singer, she started her professional career by joining several groups such as: Lady Salsa Mix, Cuban Salsa Orchestra, Las canelas, Ketlman Ferrer and his orchestra, etc. She is currently the lead singer of Quinteto D’Amore.
Orley (Bass): He studied bass and contrabass, he began his musical career in Ciego de Avila as part of different groups of small and great format such as: Eclipse Orchestra, Conjunto Campesino “Campo Lindo”, etc. Later on, he joined groups in Havana such as Septeto Tradición, the group of the singer Leyanis Lopez with whom he travelled to France (Paris) under the record label “Luz Africa”. From 2007 to 2011, he was on the Orchestra of Maykel Blanco Y Su Salsa Mayor with whom he made several international tours in Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, and Peru, and participated in the recording of his 2 albums. From 2011 to 2013, he joined the groups like “Amor y el Son”, Pepitín y su CumBachá”, and Habana Midic with whom performed in Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia and Lebanon. Orey joined D’Amore in May 2014.
Daymé (Director, tres and bongo): Graduated of Telecommunications and Electronics engineering at the “José Antonio Echeverría” Higher Polytechnic Institute and at the intermediate level in music in the specialty of “Tres”. She belonged to the amateur artistic movement for 14 years, participated in international festivals, integrated several groups of small format with which she performed in Cuba in the “Dos Gardenias” complex, La Bodeguita del Medio, the Floridita Restaurant and various hotels, Outside of Cuba, she has fulfilled several contracts in Jamaica, Qatar, Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain), Jordan, Egypt, Japan, Spain, Turkey and China. She is currently the bongo player and director of Quinteto D’Amore.
Maria Carla (2nd violin) began her music studies at the “Alejandro García Caturla Conservatory” where she acquited basic secondary education and the 7th year of violin.
In 2006, she entered the “Amadeo Roldán Conservatory” to continue his studies to reach the ipper secondary level of violin. During her time as a student, she was part of the orchestras of the respective schools and participated in meetings, competitions and concerts as both instrumentalist and vocalist in choirs.
Upon her graduation, she taught in the province of Pinar del Río and gave classes at the Vocational School of Art in the same city for two years.
Since 2010, she is part of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba by working simultaneously with various classical and popular music groups such as “La Camerata del Son”, “Ensemble Alternativo”, “Quinteto D Amore”, “Orquesta Panorama”, and “Quinteto Doble Sabor”.
María Carla has also participated in several events and festivals: Encuentro Nacional de Orquestas Sinfónica, Feria Internacional Cubadisco, Encuentro de Coros, Festival América Canta, Festival de Música Contemporánea, Festival de Jóvenes Pianista, Festival del Danzón, Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana as well as in several recordings and phonograms with artists such as José María and Sergio Vitier, Toni Pinelli, Rafael Guedes, and Aldo López-Gavilán.
She has also accompanied renowned soloists such as pianists Lang Lang, Chucho Valdés, Frank Fernández, Aldo López Gavilán, singer Omara Portuondo, violinists Ryu Goto, Francesco Manara, clarinetist Keisuke Wakao, and guitarist Joaquín Clerch.
He has worked under the baton of conductors such as Yoshikazu Fukumura, Marin Alsop, Francesco Belli.
Quinteto D’Amore Repertoire
Latin/English Recent Hits
Havana – Camila Cabello
Someone Like You – Adele
Don’t You Remember – Adele
Unbreak My Heart – Tony Braxton
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Whenever Whatever – Shakira
Dancing – Enrique Iglesias,
Lambada – Kapma,
Macarena – Los del Rio,
Mambo No 5 – Lou Bega,
Nossa Nossa – Miechl Telo
Yo Tengo Tu Love – Si7e
Solo Quiero Darte Un Beso – Prince Royce
Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
English Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, R&B
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Yesterday – The Beatles
Only You (And You Alone) – The Platters
New York New York – Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli
Misty – Errol Garner & Johnny Burke / Johnny Mathis
Girl From Ipanema – Pery Ribeiro, Frank Sinatra
Flying To The Moon – Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday …
Autum Leaves – Nat King Cole, Andrea Bocleli, Eric Clapton …
My Way – Jacques Revaux, Paul Anka / Claude Francois, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley
I Just Called To Say I love you – Stevie Wonder
Somewhere Over the Rainbown – Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg / Judy Garland, Israel
For Ever And Ever – Demis Roussos
Hotel California – Eagles …
Cuban/Latin Salsa, Son, Rumba, Cumbia, Bolero
El Yerbero Moderno – Celia Cruz,
Quimbara – Celia Cruz
Life is a Carnival – Celia Cruz
Idilio – Wilie Colon
El Carretero – Buena Vista Social Club
El Cuarto De Tula – Buena Vista Social Club
The Discreet Kisses – Compay Segundo
Chan chan – Compay Segundo
Hasta Siempre, Comandante – Carlos Puebla
Maridos Majaderos – Perdro Luis Ferrer
Yolanda – Pablo Milanés
Volveré – Diego Verdaguer
Montón de Estrellas – Polo Montañez
Cariñito – Los Hijos del Sol
Oye Como Va – Tito Puente / Carlos Santana
Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) – Dean Martin …
Capullo de Aleli – Cateano Veloso
Dos Gardenias – Daniel Santos, Buena Vista Social Club
La Flor Pálida – Polo Montanez / Marc Anthony
Perfidia – Alberto Domínguez / Los Panchos, Perez Prado, Nat King Cole, Ben E. King,
Guantanamera – Celia Cruz, Compay Segundo, Tito Puente, Joan Baez
Lágrimas Negras – Trio Matamorros, Omara Portuondo, Celia Cruz, Compay
Moliendo Café – Jose Manzo Perroni / Mario Suárez, Xiomara Alfaro, Ricardo
El Manisero – Rita Montaner, Antonio Machin, Mistinguett, Louis Armstrong
Historia de un amor – Carlos Eleta Almaran, Guadalupe Pineda
Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velasquez / Los Panchos, Pedro Infante, Louis Armstrong,
Quizás Quizás Quizás – Osvaldo Farres / Bobby Capo, Celia Cruz, Nat King Cole
El cumbanchero – Rafael Hernandez / Tito Puente
Que Será, Será – Jay Livingston and Ray Evans / Connie Francis, Natalie Cole
Pink Cherry – Los Tecolines
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