Born: March 7, 1980
Dominican/Spanish composer and guitarist. Today he is one of the major exponents of contemporary guitar and also an innovator with the instrument. He performs concerts for 6 & 10 string guitars, guitars processed through delays and loops.
From an early age, he began studying music in his native Dominican Republic, and at age 18 he received a scholarship to study composition and guitar at Manhattanville College in New York, where he graduated with honors. At age 19 he is invited to open a concert for the Grammy Award winner, Gonzalo Rubalcaba. From this successful experience where Ocaña performed his compositions, he decided to dedicate his career exclusively to performing his works and arrangements...
Awards100 Latinos Madrid (2010)
CONDEX and President of the Dominican Republic (2010)
Francisco Tarrega Composers Award (2004)
Casa de Teatro Composers Award (2004)
Senior Josephine Morgan Award (2001)
“The Dominican Republic waits and needs to witness the arising of the next Michel Camilo, and not necessarily another pianist. Another Michel in terms of quality, international and artistic transcendence.If predictions do not fail, guitarist Anthony Ocaña is one of those hopes we keep under the veil of our national pride...Solo will accompany the good taste of the discriminating music lover who disregards commercial formulas, and goes directly for fine art, or in this case, great music.” (Máximo Jimenez “El Caribe” 2008)
“We have the pleasure and compromise to recommend “Wet Fields” from Radio 5. A prodigy of the classical guitar revising The Beatles, a genius whose name is Anthony Ocaña” (Antonio Diaz. “Spanish National Radio” 2010)
“This young artist is not a musical promise, but an authentic, beautiful and passionate reality” (Humberto Quagliata 2010)
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