Cony Ruiz, cellist and "CIELITO LINDO"

As principal cellist and member of many orchestras and international youth festivals, Cony Ruiz has performed in stages of Mexico, USA, Europe and Australia, such as the Palau de la Música in Valencia, Bellas Artes Palace in Mexico City and the Sydney Opera House. MORE BIO. BEAUTIFULInstrumentals radio  has Ruiz recording of "Cielito lindo" on our playlist. The song is from a Spanish copla, popularized in 1882 by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés (c. 1859–1957). It is roughly translated as "Lovely Sweet One". Although the word "cielo" means sky or heaven, it is also a term of endearment comparable to sweetheart or honey. "Cielito", the diminutive, can be translated as "sweetie"; "lindo" means cute, lovely or pretty. Sometimes the song is known by words from the refrain, "Canta y no llores" or simply the "Ay, Yai, Yai, Yai" song. Commonly played by mariachi bands, it has been recorded by many artists in the original Spanish as well as in English and other languages. Even though the song talks about the "Sierra Morena", a mountain range in the south region of Spain, in recent decades it has come to be widely known as a theme song for Mexico, based in the Spanish background of the country.

Cony Ruiz studied at the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey with internationally known Bulgarian cellist Temenouzhka Ostreva and Cuarteto Latinoamericano cellist Álvaro Bitrán. She also earned a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey), and a Masters Degree of International Business from Macquire University in Sydney.


 VIDEO:La Cumparsita- Cony Ruiz (Cello) Manuel Zogbi (Violín)


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