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Music Professionals Team

Crismary Garcia: Violin /Viola

Venezuelan violinist  Crismary Garcia began her musical studies at “The Sistema ” in   Venezuela.Crismary Garcia belonged  to the "Venezuela Symphony Orchestra" from 2003 to 2013, with such orchestra,  she toured many cities around the world including: Rome, Milan, Napoles, Athens, Patras, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vodkin, amongst many others.    She also  participated in many interesting OSV projects like “Adagio Tour” with Monica Naranjo, “Salsa Sinfonica” with Gilberto Santa Rosa, “Cirque de la Symphonie”, Hamilton de Holanda”, the Quintet “Brasilianos”, the Venezuelan group “Gurrufio”, and in numerous recordings of the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra as the “Latin American Classics” by Brilliant Classics  (2013 Grammy nominee).    Since 2013 Crismary has been a member of the first violin section of The Miami Symphony MISO, South Florida Symphony Orchestra and Southwest Symphony Orchestra. Also, she has joined numerous recordings and Tv shows by UNIVISION and TELEMUNDO. She has worked with many internationally sought-after  musicians and artists such as: Yuri, Il Volo, La Chiqui Rivera, Gloria Trevi, and Natalia Jiménez. She has been a guest musician participating in the  "PREMIOS JUVENTUD 2014" ( with Prince Royce), and in TeletonUSA ( with Natalia Jiménez), and also with the distinguished  Oscar D' Leon in his Serenata con Oscar & Ilan.  Crismary García is currently  a freelance violinist who is always playing with several orchestras and joining a plethora of projects across the city of Miami and South Florida. Outside of her performing career, Ms. Garcia  has been an active educador and orchestral trainer in the cities of Doral and Weston. She is very versatile in her playing and has been involved in many projects not only embracing the classical style  but also exploring others genres and performing on electric violin. 

NEW CLASSES in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County- Florida. For more information call 954 961 5223 ore email at info@humbertofortuna.com

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Daemon Garafallo

Mr. Garafallo is originally from Utica, New York where he began his music and piano education from an early age with local piano instructors. When he moved to Florida in 2001, he began taking music academic courses at Broward State College in Davie, FL. 

He also studied voice with Michael Cavendish.
He acquired his Associates Degree in Music from Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, Florida in 2003 where studied piano with Harold Brown. 

His love and knowledge of music allowed him to play percussion in the PBCC concert band.

Deamon Garafallo has a rich history of teaching piano and has contributed and enriched the lives of many students with his teaching technique. His eclectic knowledge of classical piano performance, piano pedagogy, piano literature, W.A. Mozart, world music, didgeridoo and Native American music sets him apart from others.  

Mr Garafallo, ss a proficient pianist, director and teacher since 2002 at the Absolute Music Studios, he enjoys promoting the mental, physical and lifestyle benefits of playing the piano. His revolutionary teaching style involves classical to modern making him successful with all ages and types of students. 

If you are interested in learning how to play piano, please contact Deamon at daemon@garafallo.com   or directly at cell: 954 203 8585 for more information.

Humberto Fortuna

Humberto Fortuna, MA, MS, was born in Buenos Aires and came to the United States in 1989. 

With the support of his parents, he began his musical education when he was twelve years old, auditioning for the Opera's Children's Choral Group at Teatro Colon  in Buenos Aires under the conduction of Valdo Sciamarella. He continued performing at Teatro National CervantesYouth Professional Choir under the conduction of Nestor Sadoff and went on to become a church organist at Jesus Misericodioso Church, forming his own choral group, De Todos Tiempos, specializing in Barroco, Renaissance and popular, contemporary music from Argentina.

At age 20, Mr. Fortuna earned his first Master of Arts degree at the Santa Ana Music Conservatory, as one of their youngest graduates. His concentration was in Music Education, majoring in piano, with a minor in choral conducting. In Argentina, he also taught music in public and private schools from kindergarten through high school as well as to seniors.

Since arriving in the United States in 1989, Mr. Fortuna has continued his relationship with music, teaching piano, voice, and guitar as well as performing for various organizations.

In 1990, Mr. Fortuna began his career in Health Care by working as an Activity Program Director in a senior center in South Florida.  He went on to create the Daniel Cantor Senior Center Choral Group with over 100 members performing for organizations and institutions.

Mr. Fortuna was awarded his second Master’s Degree in Health Care Management for Nursing Home Administration from Lynn University in 1998. He then furthered his studies and received a Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies in 1999.  That same year he became an Activity Consultant, certified by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.       

He co-wrote and published his first book on Assisted Living Facilities in 2009, his ultimate goal being to educate and protect the senior population.  Humberto is a true serial Entrepreneur, currently owning and managing three companies: Placement Counselors Corporation, 55+ Magazine and  Scoop for Seniors / HUMFOR

In December of 2013, the Broward Sheriff’s Office recognized 55+ Magazine’s Publisher, Humberto Fortuna with a Special Recognition Award for the Dedication and Support of Civil Rights and Social Justice issues.

Humberto's first love is and always will be music and in 2013 he re-launched his professional musical career in South Florida by performing at the “Broadway to Hollywood” Concert at the 2013 Annual Gala Benefit for The Anita Priest Whispering Angels Scholarship Foundation with special Honoree, Tony Award winning performer, Gary Beach.

He released his first professional Album, “Unexpected” in 2013 with the intention of showcasing various styles and interpretations of music to include Broadway, popular standards, love ballads, some with beautiful Latin flavor.

In 2014, Humberto released “Tango Mundano”, a CD recorded in Buenos Aires with traditional tangos that were popular all over the world. These tangos were carefully selected from 1920 to 1946, the golden era, sung in Humberto’s style. He presented this album in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the United States this album was presented in “All Night MIlonga”, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Humberto appeared with the “TANGO FUSION” show from Malambo Fusions Co. as a guest Artist.

Also in 2014, Humberto began writing a new Tango Musical, originally entitled “Because I Loved Her” and  completed in 2015 under the new title, “TANGObsession”, this Avant-Garde Musical will Premier at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in Miami, Florida in October of 2015.

"TANGObsession" was presented again on February 14, 2016 at the Manuel Artime Theate in Miami, Florida to sold-out performances and standing ovations.

Humberto will be taking "TANGObsession" to his hometown, Buenos Aires, Argentina in August of 2016 with its full, original cast.

Humberto is becoming Internationally known throughout South America and Europe and plans to travel there with his show.  Humberto is currently working on a new show for 2017 under the title, "TANGO Prohibido" with a special guest star to be announced.

In 2016, Humberto's passion and creativity led him to begin writing new short plays.  Recently, he created 'Sistema Integral para el Intérprete' with writer, director and actor, Carlos Rapolla.  This innovative fusion of artists led them to incorporate over 40 years of combined experience, while designing a revolutionary and organic system to be used by musicians, actors, singers, artists and even people in the business world.  

Humberto is currently performing throughout South Florida in diverse venues, private parties and special events.

Other programs he is promoting include: “Humberto On Broadway,” “Tango Mundano”, “Classical Pop Ballads” and his musical, “TANGObsession” Worldwide 

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