“I play the notes as they were written, but it is God who makes the music” and also; “Where there is devotional music, God is always near, with his presence, full of grace”. J.S.Bach
In Memory of Kathryn B. Gaubatz – Founder and Director of The Miami Bach Society, who loved the music of Bach and whose presence will be felt by all those who had the privilege of knowing her.
About Yleana Bautista
The music of Gurdjieff-de Hartmann, she says, has changed her way of relating to classical music. Gurdjieff was inspired by folklore music and sacred melodies of Central Asia, adding his own singular quality. Ms. Bautista shares with us, “I began to understand classical music more deeply after having had contact with the music of Gurdjieff – de Hartmann”.
Yleana began her musical studies in her native Cuba and later continued her Masters in Interpretation at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev, Ukraine. She obtained first prize in the National Piano Competition for Piano and Chamber Music of the UNEAC (Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba ). Mrs Bautista resides in Mexico since 1992 where she obtained her Mexican nationality. Performed with the Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba and Mexico. She has recorded three CD’s with Cuban and Latin American music as well as music by Gurdjieff-de Hartmann.
About Gurdjieff / de Hartmann
During the year 1924, through a collaboration with De Hartmann, G.I.Gurdjieff begins to compose music for the piano, in addition to his work on the Movements. He would dictate the melody, whistling or playing it with one finger on the keyboard, while De Hartmann harmonized, formalized and transcribed the music, always under Gurdjieff’s close supervision. This process frequently took place in the classroom, in the presence of Gurdjieff’s disciples. Thus, more than three hundred compositions were worked on in the years between 1924 and 1927, of which one hundred and sixty would be completed. After these three years, Gurdjieff never composed again.
About Modelo Educativo Etievan Foundation
The Etievan Educational Model aims at the preparation of human beings so that they have the tools to face any events or circumstances life may bring them in a positive manner. To this purpose the model upholds some basic principles: To educate the feeling realm through embracing effort, challenges and love of work; to develop one’s attention, will, trust in oneself, and a sense of responsibility; to learn through non-competitive education, high standards and freedom. This educational model and legacy was developed by Ms. Nathalie de Salzman de Etievan. Since 1974, the foundation supports schools in various places in Latin América (Caracas/Venezuela, Cali/Colombia, Santiago de Chile/Chile y Quito/Ecuador, Lima/Perú) all of which are non-profits.
About Fundación Gurdjieff / Miami
The Gurdjieff Foundation is a cultural and educational organization which is open to anyone interested in joining it. It aims to help people search for their highest possible harmonious development in all stages of their lives. To achieve this end, the Gurdjieff Foundation holds various activities aimed at balancing the functions of emotions, mind, and body as well as creating positive relations with ones fellow human beings. These activities are based on the teachings of the Armenian master, George I. Gurdjieff (1866 – 1949), who, in his turn, drew on many ancient schools of knowledge.
Fundacion Gurdjieff Miami
104 NE 148th St.
North Miami, Fl. 33161