What Musicians and Other Artists Say about Ana de la Cuesta

Dr. James B. Kinchen, Jr.
Professor of Music & 
   Director of Choral Activities, 
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
"Drawing on her Cuban roots and Caribbean connections, Ana's playing is infused with a warmth and humanity not commonly heard.  Ana's engaging flautism wonderfully combines fine technique and musical sensitivity across a wide range of musical styles."
Mr. Raúl Galván
Manager for Program Production, 
Milwaukee Public TV
"With its exquisite modern arrangements of the old Cuban standards, Ana's music reminds me of home." 
Mr. Roberto Nodal
Concert critic for the Spanish Journal,
April 18, 2001


“… Also magnificent was the performance of the Cuban-native flutist Ana Lourdes de la Cuesta, who - masterfully accompanied by pianist Mariela Guillén - offered four pieces (all Cuban genres: two criollas, a bolero and a danzón) by four Cuban composers. Ana was especially good in performing the Fantasia sobre el final de un danzón, by Alfredo Portela, in which the expressive phrasing of Cuban popular music is blended with a more technically demanding classical style.”
Dr. Walter Sava
Executive Director of Latino Arts, Inc., Milwaukee
"I truly enjoyed Ana’s performance at the Latino Arts Center. Cuban music is very rich and full of unpredictable surprises. Her music flows freely and with great emotion.”
Dr. Jane Bowers
Professor Emerita, Music History and Literature, UWM
“Ana was one of the leading solo performers in a highly successful Latin American Music program that I helped organize in 2001.  The overflow crowd in UWM's Recital Hall responded most enthusiastically to her inspired interpretations of Cuban traditional music."
Mr. Fabio Landa
Composer and symphonic conductor (now deceased), Havana
“Through all these years I’ve had the opportunity of observing Ana’s growth as a musician. First as a student and later as a professional, she has remained profoundly interested in increasing her knowledge of her instrument and in adding to her experience as a performer. Ana’s seriousness and quality as a teacher in schools and a performer on stage have brought her respect and a great reputation.”
Mr. Emilio Salas
Spanish music singer, Havana
“Ana has had a standing invitation to perform in my concerts… Her repertoire and performances show good taste, quality and professionalism, and have received the sincere applause and admiration of our audiences.”
Mr. Edilio Hernandez Ortega
Tenor Soloist, Cuban National Opera 
“Ana and I have collaborated in concerts for years. Her quality as a performer has resulted in a positive response from a wide variety of audiences, and I am pleased to say that she has a permanent place in my program of concerts.”
Mr. Juan Espinosa
Piano accompanist, Havana
“Ana interprets just as each piece of Cuban music requires, regardless whether it is a patriotic, lyrical or festive genre. She is very expressive and her phrasing is very special. She knows how to make her flute mirror the text of each song she plays.”