MUSICAL FAIRYTALES began as a fun way to insert “serious” classical music into everyday lives. Our mission is to present a variety of composers by using their work to animate stories from our childhood. Each fairytale is matched with music from a single classical masterpiece, bringing the story to life and sparking the imagination of both children and adults.
HOBUCO is a collaboration between violinist Belinda Ho and composer Oscar Bustillo. Based in Miami, the duo are musical architects that pair classical masterpieces with childhood stories in a series called Musical Fairytales. Both Ho and Bustillo are active musicians and advocates for music education in the South Florida community.
Belinda is the leader of Baby B Strings, a string quartet with an open and forward-thinking attitude about the role of string players in the art world. She can often be found playing Bach or The Beatles in a venue that has never hosted a classically trained musician. A veteran of the South Florida arts scene, she has worked alongside major artists, including Steve Miller (of Steve Miller Band), Maxwell, Mark O'Connor, and Black Violin. She is also responsible for many of Baby B Strings' original arrangements.
Oscar was born in New York to exiled Cuban parents, and studied with prominent conductors such as Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Institute. He was Assistant Conductor to The Sarasota Orchestra, the Bridgeport Symphony, and has extensive experience conducting ballet, opera, and musical theatre. As a pianist, he has appeared as a soloist, a chamber musician, and with orchestras around the country. His original compositions have been recognized by the CINTAS Fellowship Award and have been used in various films.