|HOLGUIN - 2004
John Milnes travelled to Holguín on behalf of LSF and spent two days (26th & 27th May) repairing instruments and bows, and making contact with local musicians.
A temporary workshop was set up in the Escuela Vocacional de Arte “Raúl
Holguín is an important centre for musical education and has at least three teaching institutions. There is apparently no reliable local service for instruments and bows. If we set a local repair workshop it could serve the whole Oriente until further regional services are set up.
JM had discussions with the directors of the EVA and the Conservatorio. Both would support further involvement from LSF.
JM was assisted during the two days by Carlos Drummond, a local resident, who is a musician (mainly piano but some violin) who showed technical ability and would be interested in further training.
Details of contacts are as follows:
Escuela Vocacional de Arte “Raúl Gomez García”
Conservatorio de Música “José María Ochoa”
Profesor de violín del consevatorio y asesor para las provincias