Angelina Figueroa Sanabia


Angelina Figueroa was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico in 1914. Like her brothers, she began her musical career at an early age. She had such an extraordinary talent that she began playing chamber music concerts with her brothers.

She was a member of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, founded by her father, conductor and clarinetist Jesús Figueroa. She gave the first performances of piano concertos and different works for piano and orchestra such as "Vals Caprice" by Camille Saint-Saens.

Together with sisters Carmelina and Leonor, founded the Figueroa Music School. Many prominent pianists and musicians studied and had their education at the school.

With her brother, violinist Kachiro Figueroa, she played many recitals in Puerto Rico. Angelina was a member of the Figueroa Quintet participating in many concerts in different cultural centers and theaters in Puerto Rico.

In 1991 she performed with the Figueroa Family in Carnegie Hall.

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