Marialy Pacheco | bio
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Marialy Pacheco Bio
"My music comes from the heart, it's the only way I can really express myself. The one thing I want to do in my life, is to play the piano - I can't live without it !"
Music is part of everyday life
in Marialy Pacheco's family home - Singing and playing the piano.
Bach and Bartok is daily bread to her parents. Born in 1983 it
soon is obvious for the young girl from Cuba that she must play
the piano. But musical education in Cuba isn't an easy road.
After school the children have additional lessons in Harmony
and Composition; and History of music. And of course: a lot of
practice. But not what one would think in Cuba: Mambo, Son and
Cha-Cha-Cha - only classical music and nothing else.
A turning point in Marialy's
life is the participation in a Cuban talent contest for young
musicians. For the first time she plays the music she loves to
a public audience: A lively combination of Cuban/Latin Jazz,
acoustic, percussive, melodious and passionate. As the only female
competitor, she impresses the head of the Jury, Chucho Valdez
so much that she wins first prize: Her own CD, produced by Ibrahim
Ferrer's Pianist, Roberto Fonseca, an influx of invitations follows
to play in Jazz clubs. Marialy Pacheco also plays briefly with
the Latin Jazz band Mezcla, but leaves again to form her own