Palm Beach Atlantic University

Hispanic Heritage Festival

The Palm Beach Atlantic University Hispanic Heritage Festival is a celebration of the Iberian-American cultural heritage through a display of art music and poetry from various countries.  It has been envisioned and organized by Estibaliz Gastesi and Márcio Bezerra, 11 years ago, as a way to commemorate their 10th year living and performing in Palm Beach County.  Past performers include Duo Gastesi-Bezerra, Alfonso Lopez, Michelle Tabor, Caio Pagano, Delray String Quartet, Roberto Capochi, Lindsay Garritson, Leonardo and Ana Lucia Altino, Sonia Santiago, Justin Rubin, Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo, Duo Brasiliana, Jureit Musicales, Jonathan Borja, and Zaray Rodriguez.


Learn About Our Past Performers. . .

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Tres Romances Argentinos by Carlos Guastavino - Performed Live by Duo Gastesi-Bezerra 3 Canciones Negras by Xavier Montsalvatge performed by Zaray Rodriguez
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Carnaval das crianças by Heitor Villa-Lobos Performed by Caio Pagano Segundo tento do segundo tom by Manuel Coelho performed by Justin Rubin

Hispanic Heritage Festival & Piano Duo | Featured on South Florida PBS

On The Town in The Palm Beaches takes a look at the diverse Latin Community and cultures in Palm Beach County. Host Frank Licari meets with Drs. Estibaliz Gastesi and Márcio Bezerra, who are an internationally acclaimed piano duo. As the official piano-duo-in-residence of Palm Beach Atlantic University, the musicians founded the Hispanic Heritage Festival in 2009 to bring Brazilian, Portuguese, Spanish, and South and Central American classical music to the community. Learn More



Call for Proposals 

The Palm Beach Atlantic University Hispanic Heritage Festival invites perfomers and music scholars to submit proposals for inclusion in the festival. The selection of presenters is made through a blind review process. The University does not fund travel expenses of accepted presenters.




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