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RAFAEL
HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ

Cuba

He was born on March 28, 1983 in Havana. Lyrical and popular singer, guitarist, singing teacher, arranger and composer.


In 2001 he began his studies at the ISA in the city of Havana, specializing in singing on the baritone string.


At the end of 2006 she played the character of José Dolores Pimienta from the Cuban zarzuela Cecilia Valdez at the great Havana Theater, the following year, sharing the scene with a Korean cast, participating in the opera Elixir de amore by the composer Donizetti and shortly afterwards in the opera La Boheme by the composer Puccini performing in both leading roles.


In this same year he participated as a soloist in the Brahms Requiem under the direction of the German Werner Plaff.


After finishing his studies at the upper level, he began as a soloist at the Rodrigo Prats Lyrical Theater in the Holguín province where he performed leading roles as the character of Juan in the Spanish zarzuela Los Gavilanes and the character of el boni in the operetta La princesa de las Czardas at the Gran Teatro from Havana.


In February 2008 she participated in the 10th Mariana de Gonich National Contest in Havana in the branch of lyrical singing where she obtained the 2nd Prize.


In February 2009 he obtained the 3rd Prize in the Ernesto Lecuona contest in the province of Pinar del Río.


He made various radio and TV programs defending his own music and the national and international repertoire, including the lyrical and popular repertoire.


As of 2012, parallel to his solo career, he integrated the Vocal Feeling Group.


On May 24, 2014 he ventured as arranger and director in the tribute concert to Alberto Cortés by the tenor Yuri Hernández together with the Holguín Symphony Orchestra and other popular musicians.


At the end of 2018 he traveled to Egypt and spent a year in this country singing in various hotels and tourist places.


In 2021, together with the vocal project Feeling voices, he won the EGREM Siente la musica online contest award.


He currently works as a teacher of the Medium Level of lyrical singing, vocalist and arranger of the Feeling voices project and soloist of the Rodrigo Prats Lyrical Theater and the Center for Music and Spectacles of Holguin.