Visiting Simón Bolívar Professor
The Centre of Latin American Studies is delighted to announce that Leonardo Waisman will be spending this academic year in Cambridge as our Visiting Simón Bolívar Professor for 2015-16. A highly esteemed and award-winning musicologist, Waisman comes to us from the Universidad de Córdoba in Argentina and is also a researcher at the CONICET. He has published work on a wide range of topics, including popular music in Argentina, the performance of early music and the Italian madrigal, but his principal focus is colonial music in South America, and particularly at the Jesuit missions. Waisman is also an accomplished harpsichordist and has conducted a number of concerts of previously unperformed Baroque music, in Latin America, Europe and the Far East. We are very much looking forward to welcoming him to Cambridge.