Sytse Buwalda honored with prestigious Cuban musicaward

On friday october 12th is countertenor Sytse Buwalda, in presence of the Dutch ambassador, Norbert Braakhuis, honoured with the 'Premio de Honor Cubadisco 2012', in Havanna, Cuba.

The award for all of his work, comparible with de Dutch Edison, was awarded by the legendary Cuban composer, guitarist and conductorwerd Leo Brouwer. Sytse Buwalda is the first Dutch artist who may recieve this award. Other winners are, amongst others, Sting and Eliades Ochoa.

Asteria Ensemble
The Asteria Ensemble, consisting of altus Sytse Buwalda, mandolinist Ferdinand Binnendijk and guitarist Saskia Spinder, was on Cuba for several concerts during the Festival Leo Brouwer musicá de cámera and a concert on the Dutch ambassy. Other participants on the festival where, among others, Katia and Marielle Labèque and lutenist Edin Karamazov. 


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