This is a piano recording of the accompaniment of "Casta diva" from Norma by Vincenzo Bellini. Recorded by César Cañón using an electronic keyboard.Please give credit to the pianist when using this track, and don't sell it or distribute it over a listserv or social media.
César Cañón alternates his activities as a pianist and conductor with teaching and vocal coaching. He has performed and collaborated on many stages in his native Colombia, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Italy, Mexico and across the United States. Cañón holds degrees in piano performance from the National University of Colombia and in Collaborative Piano from the University of Michigan, where he obtained a Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees under the mentorship of celebrated pianist Martin Katz. He is also an alum of the Aspen Opera Theatre Center, the Merola Opera Program and San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship.
He has been a guest lecturer and performer in several universities in Colombia and across the United States, including residencies at Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Emory University. Recently, he has been a member of the teaching staff of the voice and opera departments at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and in the music staff of the San Francisco Opera. While in the bay area, he has been music director for Pocket Opera’s 2019 production of The Elixir of Love and 2020 production of Don Giovanni. In the fall of 2020, he will join the Norwegian National Opera as opera repetiteur and assistant chorus master.
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