Evencio Castellanos

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Evencio Castellanos
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Background information
Born (1915-05-03)May 3, 1915
Venezuela Cúa, Miranda state, Venezuela
Died March 16, 1984(1984-03-16) (aged 68)
Caracas, Venezuela
Genres Classical music, Venezuelan popular music
Occupation(s) musician, pianist, composer, director
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, Orfeón Lamas, Collegium Musicum de Caracas

Evencio Castellanos Yumar (May 3, 1915 – March 16, 1984), was a Venezuelan pianist and classical musician.


From 1938 to 1944 Castellanos studied at the Superior School of Music of Caracas.[1] In 1947 he went to New York City on a two-year scholarship studying piano with Carlos Buhler.[1] He held various teaching positions in Caracas and founded the Collegium Musicum de Caracas, a Venezuelan musical group.[1] Alba Quintanilla was among his pupils.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Evencio Castellanos - Venezuelatuya.com
  2. ^ Miguel Ficher; Martha Furman Schleifer; John M. Furman (16 October 2002). Latin American Classical Composers: A Biographical Dictionary. Scarecrow Press. pp. 17–. ISBN 978-1-4616-6911-1.
  • Venezuela Symphony orchestra Magazine, 25th anniversary, 1955.