Marialy Pacheco – the exceptional jazz pianist from Cuba and winner of the " Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competiton 2012"- has been appointed by Bösendorfer Vienna as an official " Bösendorfer Artist"- she joins a group of exclusive artists.
In October 2013 Marialy Pacheco thrilled the audience with her solo performance at the Anniversary Gala celebrating " 185 Years of Bösendorfer " in the Brahms Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna.
As a jazz pianist she celebrated together with international stars of classical music like Valentina Lisitsa , Maria Mazo and Paul Badura- Skoda, in a unique gala concert. Bösendorfer is the oldest premium piano manufacturer, and also presented the unique Model "Opus No. 50,000" there.
After the concert Marialy Pacheco said of it: "Most of all I would like to take this fantastic piano home - this exclusive "Opus No. 50,000" has the perfect sound for my playing style. But it’s also the perfect instrument for the Brahms Saal!”
In spring 2014, Marialy Pacheco received a call from Brian Kemble, Managing Director of Bösendorfer. He appointed her as a jazz pianist as an official "Bösendorfer Artist". Marialy Pacheco : "I was delighted - it's like a "musical accolade" for me! Playing a "Bösendorfer" and being also an official Bösendorfer artist representing this fantastic company, now inspires me tremendously!"
For the past 186 years the Viennese piano manufacturer Bösendorfer who manufacture exclusive concert grands and uprights, has significantly influenced the development of piano music all over the world - in many major concert halls a Bösendorfer piano can be heard. Renowned composers, pianists and musicians of all genres from classical, jazz to pop music, swear by "their Bösendorfer".
So Marialy Pacheco joins the illustrious series of famous representatives of their profession and their time who have been inspired by Bösendorfer. Historic Artists such as Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms; Classical pianists like Paul Badura-Skoda and Valentina Lisitsa, Jazz musicians such as Oscar Petersen and George Duke; singer songwriter, Tori Amos, or rock legend Peter Gabriel.
Born in Havana, Marialy Pacheco grew up in a highly musical family and, at her own request, received early piano lessons at the Conservatorio Alejandro García Caturla. At 15, she attended the ESCULA Nacional de Artes. A three-year study in composition at the Instituto Superior de Tulio Peramo Artes in Havana followed. Besides her classical training, her love belongs to improvised music and the musical roots of her homeland Cuba. After several years of residence in Australia, since 2013 she now lives in Germany.
In 2002, she won the competition Jo Cuban Jazz, in which the Grammy winner Chucho Valdes was the jury Chairman. As a guest soloist Pacheco has performed with Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel and trumpeter James Morrison, amongst others. In 2012 she was the first woman to win the Solo Piano Competition in Montreux - another milestone on her musical path. This was followed by invitations to Tokyo, Milan, St. Moritz, Poland and the Czech Republic.
And now the appointment as official "Bösendorfer Artist" - for Marialy Pacheco a highlight of her young career!Brian Kemble, Managing Director of Bösendorfer stated : "Marialy is a fantastic jazz pianist and we are delighted to welcome her as an official Bösendorfer Artist- the combination of her virtuosity and our piano is truly sensational."