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Jorge Saade

Jorge Saade is violinist.

Mr. Saade is a "Gold Medal" graduate of the Antonio Neumane National Conservatory of Music. He is a Cum Laude graduate from the University of Miami where he received his Bachelors Degree in Music. He holds a Master of Music Degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., where he studied with violinist and pedagogue Robert Gerle. He was the first Latin American accepted at the Mozarteum Institute in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied with violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci. He is of Lebanese background.

During his career, Mr. Saade has been the recipient of many awards and decorations, including the Keys to the City of Miami presented to him by the Dade County Commissioner. In 2000, he was decorated by the President of the Ecuadorian Congress with the Congressional Award for Cultural Merit. For his work for Ecuadorian arts and culture the President of Ecuador honored him as a "Commander" of the National Merit Order, proclaiming him "Ecuador's Cultural Ambassador". In 2004 , the Ecuadorian Congress honored him with its highest cultural decoration, the "Dr. Vicente Rocafuerte" Medal for Cultural Merit and the Minister of Culture and Education of Ecuador decorated him with the highest cultural decoration given by the Ministry, the Medal for Cultural and Artistic Merit in First Degree. Most recently, the Guayaquil Journalist Association honored him with the "Angelo Negri" Medal for Cultural Merit.

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