Alberto Monnar (July 6, 1992) is a composer, lyricist, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. He is known for being a multi-phasetic musician, being able to compose and perform in various genres of music ranging from classical to latin jazz.
Born in the city of Miami, Florida, from Cuban immigrants, Alberto Monnar has had an interest in music ever since his childhood. At first, Monnar saw music as a hobby, but not as a career. At the age of 6, he began playing the piano, then started to play the soprano saxophone at age 12. At the age of 15, he started singing, and has combined both his voice with the soprano saxophone ever since. During this time, Monnar gained interest in music composition, and lyric writing. Ever since, Monnar has gained an interest in vocal, and instrumental music writing. At 15, he began to compose music, and since then, he has been a freelance composer writing musical compositions ranging from the classical genre to the modern pop, and jazz genre as well.
Alberto Monnar has been influenced by a variety of musical artists in his career. Monnar has mostly been influenced by latin music in his career due to his background. Among the latin artists are Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and Benny More. His jazz influences are Tony Bennett, Kenny G, and Frank Sinatra. Monnar has also shown interest in classical composers, such as Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Gustav Mahler among others.
Alberto Monnar has released his debut instrumental album "On The Move" in 2011. He released his first vocal album, and his second album "Gift Of Love" in 2012.
Over time, Monnar has appeared in various television programs. His first appearance was on "El Show De Fernando Hidalgo" in AmericaTeve in 2007. After this, he appeared in the talent competition "Aqui Todos Ganan" (Here Everyone Wins) hosted by Nelson Bustamante playing the soprano saxophone throughout the week of October 6-10 of 2008. He later reappeared in 2009 for a later episode. Years later, he returned to television in January 21, 2012 on Univision to participate in the singing competition "El Chacal De La Trompeta" (The Jackal Of The Trumpet) on the program "Sabado Gigante" (Giant Saturday) hosted by Don Francisco where he won, and was later reinvited for an encore performance on January 28, 2012.
Alberto Monnar graduated with a Certificate Of Completion from the Music Technology And Sound Engineering Program at Miami Lakes Educational Center High School in 2010. He has also recorded the 2010 version of the Alma Mater of this school. Monnar currently holds an Associate In Music Degree in Music Theory And Composition from the New World School Of The Arts.
Awards And Achievements
Alberto Monnar has been the composer of music for the New World School Of The Arts Year In Review 2011 Video. Monnar has won the title of "Best Unsigned Musical Instrument Artist 2012" according to the Independent Artist Radio Website www.willsroomlive.com. Monnar has been named "Best Artist Of The Year 2013" according to MenteSanatv.com