Marialy Pacheco (Germany)

„Music was always and everywhere within our family. From that point on I realized that
I wanted to be a pianist.“

At first everyone thinks "Wow!" And then she also plays the piano!
It is the first few seconds that capture or convince a human being of another person. Everyone knows that. But there are only a few who have it like Marialy Pacheco. Between her performance on stage and the beginning of her playing lies the small time of observation, the promise. Anyway, when she starts playing she has cast a spell over everyone in the audience. But she succeeds already before that. High-class, elegant, styled and articulated for every performance - this is the situation when Marialy Pacheco enters and acts on a stage - before the beginning of the music program.

Born in Havana in 1983, Marialy Pacheco grew up in a musical family and received classical piano lessons at an early age at the Conservatorio Alejandro García Caturla.

At 15, she attended the Escula Nacional de Artes, which was followed by three years of composition studies with Tulio Peramo at the Instituto Superior de Artes in Havana. She is the winner of the Montreux Solo Piano Competition. The jury chairman Leszek Mozdzer's statement said: "The decision between the three competitors was difficult. In the end, the joy of the participants' performance and their authenticity influenced our decisions."

 Marialy Pacheco has been living in Germany since April 2013 and has performed at renowned national and international festivals such as Montreux Jazzfestival, Aalener Jazzfest, Enter Music Festival, St.Moritz Art Masters, Piano City Milano, Rheingau Music Festival, ZMF Freiburg, Jazzfestival, Oloron, Woman in Jazz, Audi Jazzfestival, Infolstädter Jazztage, as well as at the Beethovenfest Bonn.

On the occasion of Bösendorfer's 185th anniversary, Marialy Pacheco gave a guest performance as the only jazz act alongside classical music stars such as Valentina Lisitsa and Maria Mazo at the Musikverein Vienna in October 2013, and in 2014 she was subsequently appointed the official "Bösendorfer Artist", the first and only jazz pianist worldwide. A Bösendorfer grand piano is delivered to the two-room flat, on which the Cuban can henceforth practice according to her quality. In the living room, there is only room for a small sofa and a yoga mat. When Marialy Pacheco gives a concert or graces a record cover, her special sense of fashion immediately catches the eye. Her appearance is coordinated with the type of music and the setting. Whether it's a trio gig with friends, a gala with symphony orchestras, or the pure impact of a solo evening on the big stage - the overall picture is always right. In her choice of dresses and shoes, Marialy Pacheco finds music to match. Her love of detail reaches its peak with the high shoes.