Omar Puente Cuban Ensemble Masterclass Retreat

Omar Puente Cuban Ensemble Masterclass Retreat

15th – 22nd July 2024

We are delighted to welcome the internationally renowned solo violinist, composer, and arranger  Omar Puente to Finca Ara Oko. Omar is a world-class violinist and educator. Throughout his career, Omar has performed at many distinguished venues such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the Royal Albert Hall, supporting and sharing the stage with a whole host of other esteemed stars, including Tito Puente, John Williams, Nigel Kennedy, Courtney Pine and Wynton Marsalis.

His many accolades include winning Jazz Act Of The Year at the UK Latin Lukas Awards 2017, Award for Best Album and Best Jazz Soloist, top 10 placement for Songline Magazine’s Album of the Year and nomination in the jazz category in the 21st International CubaDisco Fair in 2017.

Omar, in collaboration with Latin percussionist David Pattman, is offering a week of ensemble workshops for percussion, bass, piano and horns. Students will work on a repertoire of Cuban popular music arranged by Omar himself.

We are offering only 10 places on this special retreat. To secure your place pay a non-refundable deposit of £150. Earlybird deadline 15th May. The final payment needs to be made by the 15th of June 2024.

The retreat is aimed at experienced instrumentalists who are able to read music. If you’re not sure if you qualify for this retreat, please get in touch with us and outline your previous experience. We can let you know if we think it would be suitable.

What the retreat includes:

    • 4 hours of tuition x 5 days plus practice time.
    • 7 nights accommodation.
    • 3 meals a day.
    • Accommodation – shared, single rooms or glamping.
    • Access to percussion instruments, piano and bass amp.
    • An opportunity to perform on the last night at a local bar.
    • The chance to stay in a beautiful farmhouse in the spectacular countryside away from the distractions of everyday life.

Not included:

For more information on the below points please visit our travel information page.

    • Flights
    • Airport transfers:
    • Travel Insurance
    • Extra nights accommodation
    • Extra meals
    • Alcohol
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SINGLE ROOMEarlybird £870 / Regular £910 – 1 available

SHARED ROOM: Earlybird £785 / Regular £825 – 3 available. Each room shares 2 – 3 people.

GLAMPING: Earlybird £655 / Regular £695 – 4 places available. Each tent shares 2 people.
How to book
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