García, Juan Francisco family [‘Don Pancho’]
- Martha Ellen Davis
(b Santiago de los Caballeros, June 16, 1892; d Santo Domingo, Nov 18, 1974). Dominican composer. He studied solfège and the cornet at the Academy of Music in Santiago with José Ovidio García, though he was self-taught in the cello, the piano and composition. He gained a reputation for his high range and technical proficiency as a cornettist and trumpeter in his early career; later he became the principal cellist of the National SO (founded ...