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Luis Enrique Casal


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One of Panama’s leading violinists, Luis Enrique Casal is a recipient of the “Remarkable Citizens of Panama 2015" by Panama’s National Commission Pro Civic Values and Morals. The Panama News cites: “Panama does have a worthy classical scene, and right at the top of it we find Luis Enrique Casal.” Mr. Casal is Vice President of the Sinfonía Concertante Foundation of Panama and an honorary academic adviser to the Alfredo De Saint Malo Music Festival.

He has studied at the New World School of the Arts, the University of Florida (BM), Carnegie Mellon University (MM), Indiana University (Performance Diploma) and the University of Oklahoma (DMA). His major teachers include Jorge Vergara, Carmen Cedeño, Cathy Robinson, the Miami String Quartet, Carolyn Huebl, Matthew Dane, Daniel Heiftetz, Atar Arad and Ilya Kaler.

Dr. Casal is an established artist in both art and folk music stages who has represented his country in events in France, Japan, Italy, Spain, the United States, Uruguay and the United Kingdom.