From: United States
Alberto Monnar (July 6, 1992) is an American composer, lyricist, arranger, instrumentalist, and vocalist.
Born in the city of Miami, Florida, from Cuban immigrants, Alberto Monnar has had an interest in music ever since his childhood. 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. Monnar also gained interest in music composition, and lyric writing. At this same age, he began to compose music, and since then, he has become a freelance composer writing musical compositions ranging from the classical genre to the 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.
Monnar graduated with a Bachelor In Music Degree in Music Theory And Composition from New World School Of The Arts in 2014.