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
DiedMarch 16, 1984(1984-03-16) (aged 68)
Caracas, Venezuela
GenresClassical music, Venezuelan popular music
Occupation(s)musician, pianist, composer, director
Associated actsVenezuela 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.