- Mau Quiros
September 19 at 12:10
East Building Auditorium
Presented in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
Born in Costa Rica, Brooklyn-based pianist and composer Mau Quiros won a contest at age 17, writing a symphonic work for Costa Rica’s National Symphony Orchestra. As a performer, Quiros played with the Big Band of Costa Rica before receiving a full scholarship to the Florida International University School of Music in Miami. He has composed for, performed with, and produced recordings for a diverse range of artists and organizations, from the Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland to Ben Folds and Graham Nash. He has played the most prestigious jazz festivals worldwide, including the Monterrey, Costa Rica, and Montreal festivals. As musical director and keyboardist of Migguel Anggelo and the Immigrants, Quiros was part of a recent 10-city concert tour of Russia as a cultural attaché for the U.S. Department of State.
Photo by Pavel Korbut