ALI ARANGO (b 1982 )
Alí Arango was born in Havana and graduated from the Cuban Amadeo Roldán Conservatory and from the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu, Barcelona. He was also a student of Antonio Alberto Rodríguez and Joaquín Clerch. He has been awarded several guitar prizes, including first prize and Audience Prize at the XII Alhambra International Guitar Competition in Valencia, first prize at the VI Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra Clásica “Norba Caesarina” in Cáceres, Spain, first prize at the Palau de la Música de Barcelona “El Primer Palau” competition, and first prize at the 2009 Düsseldorf International Guitar Festival in Germany. As a composer Alí Arango has written works for guitar, duets for guitar and other instruments, chamber pieces, and music for audio-visual projects, video art and documentaries. He is currently a member of the Traza Quartet.