Meet Manuel Lisandro Paneque Lahens, a talented musician and private teacher based in South Florida. Originally from Cuba, Manuel is a graduate from the National School of Arts in Havana where he specialized in Cuban lute and conducting musical ensembles.
Throughout his career, Manuel has performed as a soloist in many festivals, including the prestigious International Guitar Festival of Havana. He has toured extensively in Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, and various cities across the United States, including Miami, where he now permanently resides.
Manuel has also worked as an arranger in Cuban Radio and TV, accompanying many important Cuban singers such as Omara Portuondo and Compay Segundo. He spent 15 years in Colombia teaching at the University of Colombia and researching early musical genres and artistic pedagogy, resulting in a published book.
In 2015, Manuel's CD "El Laud le canta a Cuba" (the lute sings to Cuba) was mastered in Los Angeles at the RYCY Productions, studios of the composer and Grammy Award winner Dr. Yalil Guerra. The production is available on iTunes and Amazon.
Currently, Manuel is teaching privately and in different institutions in Miami. He is also the director of the guitar ensemble at Project Musicall and continues his career as a concert lutenist. With his extensive experience and passion for music, Manuel is committed to helping his students achieve their musical goals on guitar, piano, mandolin, and ukulele.