Curriculum of the author René Jesús Vergara
known as "Thomy"
Born on the 5th of May 1944 in Caibaríen, Villa Clara, Cuba, died on
the 23rd of February 2004 in Havana, Cuba.
He started his musical studies at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory in
Havana where he studied, among others: the trumpet, harmony, music
theory and solfege.
In 1965 he started his studies in percussion with Professor Domingo F.
In 1968 he received a scholarship from the National School of Art, from
where he graduated as professor and instrumentalist in the year 1973.
He worked with: National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba,
National Symphony Orchestra of Algeria,
Opera and Ballet Orchestra of Cuba,
National Folklore Orchestra of Cuba, which he directed for two years
Orchestra of the Tropicana Cabaret of Havana.
He founded the Percussion Faculty in Guantánamo.
He worked five years as a teacher and musician in the National Music
Institute of Algeria.
He performed as musician and as orchestra director in England,
Colombia, Rumania, former Yugoslavia, Algeria, Mexico, Russia, Italy,
Germany and former Czechoslovakia.
He wrote dozens of musical pieces for concert and dance music. His last
two creations were: "The Fantasy Domingo Aragú" for Symphonic Orchestra
and this book.
Until his death he worked as a music professor at the Centro de
Desarrollo Cultural de La Habana and as musician with the Orquesta del
Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba.
|Curriculum vitae of the
Co-author und Publisher/editor Cyrill Schlaepfer
Born on 21st of October 1959 in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Since 1966 education in flute, then marching drums with Adolf Duss,
Renatus Wendel. 1968 he starts with drumset studies with Jakob Wobmann
and Fraschi Emmenegger.
Between 1970 and 1980 various studies in theory, ear-training, harmony
and lessons in the following instruments: basle drums, drumset,
timpani, xylophone, timbal (rumanian cymbal), dulcimer, bagpipes and
1983 Schlaepfer enrolls at Berklee College of Music, Boston: drumset
with Joe Hunt, Ed Kaspik, John Ramsay und Skip Hadden; Music
Production- and Engineering, courses in film scoring and electronic
Personal data sheet and detailed artistic career of Cyrill Schlaepfer
at [CV Cyrill Schläpfer].