B I O G R A P H Y
José Manuel and Francisco Cuenca Morales, form an exquisite Piano and guitar Duo, considered by the critics/reviews as “unique in the way both instruments melt as one with grand elegance and Fine Touch”. They were born in Puente Genil (Córdova) (España) and they are Honorary Members of the Andres Segovia Foundation.
José Manuel estudied Piano and Clarinet at the Superior Music Conservatory in Cordova with Mª Teresa García Moreno, Rafael Quero y Bartolomé Conde, as his Professors, finishing both instruments with the “End of Studies Extraordinary Prize”.
Francisco starts his Guitar studies with his father, Francisco Cuenca Domínguez, and continues at the Superior Music Conservatory in Cordova with José Rodríguez y Miguel Barberá and finishes with the “Honours Priza”, Francisco has received International Contest Awwards, such as the “Andrés Segovia” in La Herradura (Almuñecar – Granada), the Complutense University in Madrid, France………. He has also outstood as an excellent soloist with important Orchestras such as de RTVE Symphony.The “Reina Sofía”, Chamber Orchestra, The Odesa Symphonyc Orchestra(Ucrania), the London Concerted Vivaldi Orchestra, The North Carolina Symphonyc Orchestra (USA). The Caracas Symphonic(Venezuela)
As duo they have developd a vast artistic career in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Cuba, The United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, The Slovac Republic, France, The United States, Venezuela, Ucrania, Denmark, Turkey, Italy, Sweden, Lebanon, Syria, Portugal, Switzerland, The Philipines and Japan, performing in prestigious auditoriums such as Carnegie Hall in New York, The National Auditorium in Spain, The Hacettpe and M.E.T.U. Auditoriums in Ankara (Turkey), and also The Andrés Segovia House Museum Auditorium in Linares on its opening night, at The Music Palace (Valencia- Spain) and at The guitar Palace (Japan).
Their eight records, in wich spanish music outstands principally, are edited and distributed by “Dial Discos” S.A. in Madrid. They also have a video, recorded live at The Guitar Palace in Japan and directed by Mr. Koichi Hosokawa.
Cuenca Bross were honored by the City Council of Linares, in 2001 Culture Award for Lifetime Achievement in favor of culture. Similarly, the Seminar “Linares Information” gives them in 2004, the “linarenses without Borders” Award with artists as relevant as the singer Raphael.
In May 2005, they are appointed Honorary Professors of Huarte Institute of San Juan de Linares, with the patronage of Dr. Perucho, world renowned scientist, discoverer of human oncogenes.
In 2007 they received the Honorable Mention “Quince” in the fourth letter quince Women’s Association Górriz Maria Puente Genil (Córdoba).
In 2009 the City Council of Puente Genil granted them the title of Favorite Sons and the gold medal of the city.
In 2010 received Medal Andres Segovia by the Foundation that bears the name of the famous guitarist Linares.
From a teaching pedagogical point of view, Francisco is the Principal of the “Andrés Segovia” Professional Music Conservatory in Linares and José Manuel is the same but at the “Maria de Molina” Conservatory in Ubeda.