The Ministry of Culture named violinist Jorge Saade Scaff as the New Director of the nine areas of the Cultural Department of Guayaquil. Saade is considered the best violinist in Ecuador and one of the best in Latin America.
Throughout his career, Saade has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Royal Festival Hall in London, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, the Assembly Hall of Beirut, among others.
In his role as Cultural Director, he will manage the Museums: Centro Cultural Simon Bolivar (formerly known as MAAC), Nahím Isaías, Presley Norton, Archivo Histórico de Guayas, Teatro Centro Civico, Plaza de Artes and Oficios in Guayaquil. In Santa Elena, he is going to manage Amantes de Sumpa Museum, and Archivo Historico de Portoviejo, Manta Cultural Museum and the Bahia de Caraquez Museum in Manabi.