"Her musicianship is first rate".
 
​                   The Times Herald
                   New York  –  USA

Clara
Marcano

pianist

Photo © Svend Withfelt

 BIO

Photo © Rodolfo Benitez
     The Venezuelan pianist Clara Marcano studied in Caracas with Cristina Vidal de Pereira. After graduation she pursued further studies in London with the eminent Austrian pianist and teacher Edith Vogel at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she obtained the Licenciature in Piano Performance (with medal of distinction, 1978), the Certificate of Advanced Solo Studies (1979), and the much coveted Concert Recital Diploma – Premier Prix (1981). Ms. Marcano attended a course given by the celebrated harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt on the Interpretation of J. S. Bach's Inventions (Dartington, England, 1979), as well as masterclasses by Alfred Brendel and Geofrey Parsons (London, 1977-78). She also took private lessons in New York with Konrad Wolff (1907-1989), the distinguished pianist, teacher and author who was a direct disciple of the legendary Austrian pianist Artur Schnabel. 

     Clara Marcano has performed in numerous countries in North, Central and South America as well as Europe, appearing in solo recitals, chamber music concerts and with orchestra at various music series and festivals. She has been invited as jury member of piano competitions in Venezuela, Cuba and England, including the Teresa Carreño Piano Competition held at the Royal College of Music in London. Her cd VENEZUELA has been highly acclaimed by critics, colleagues and audiences, and is regarded as a musical reference. In 2014 and 2017 she was invited to perform in Denmark at the prestigious Aarhus International Guitar Festival, on both occasions receiving an enthusiastic standing ovation for her artistry.

     In Venezuela Ms. Marcano has regularly taught and given master classes and seminars at various institutions in Caracas such as Universidad Nacional Experimental de las Artes (UNEARTE), Escuela Experimental de Música Manuel Alberto López and Academia Waldstein. In addition to her regular performances, Ms. Marcano has presented a lecture-recital entitled El Merengue Caraqueño, a multi-media show that illustrates the evolution of one of the most representative and influential genres of Venezuelan popular music. 


     Clara Marcano is the Founder and Artistic Director of Navidad en Familia, a vocal-instrumental ensemble involving some 35 members of her own family spanning four generations whose aim has been to preserve and promote family values and Venezuelan cultural traditions. The group released three recordings and for 18 years offered sold-out performances throughout Venezuela every Christmas season. Clara Marcano is the recipient of the Orden Andrés Bello award in recognition for her outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Venezuela​.

 REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

Photo © Rodolfo Benitez
“Ms. Marcano’s musicianship is first-rate.”

The Times Herald-Record

New York - USA
“Clara Marcano evinced her all-embracing musicality and outstanding qualities as a performer...playing Bach with precision and firmness, Brahms with penetrating expressiveness and strength, and Chopin with agile elegance".

Últimas Noticias

Caracas - Venezuela
“Clara Marcano is a pianist of very special qualities: her sensitivity of touch, awareness of style and the expressive personality in her playing are quite unique.”

Edith Vogel 
Piano Professor, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
London - England
“...masterly interpretation of the 24 Chopin Preludes...brilliant technique".

El Siglo

Maracay - Venezuela
"Thank you for your magnificent and beautiful Schubert recital.”

Konrad Wolff 

Pianist - Teacher - Author 
(Disciple of the legendary Austrian pianist Artur Schnabel)
"The artist Clara Marcano performed the Schumann Concerto with beautiful
sonorities and deep understanding of style".

 RESUMEN Magazine 

 Caracas - Venezuela
“...moments of great atistry in her playing.”

James Gibb

Former Head of the Piano Department
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
London - England

“Pleasant spontaneity, much sensitive phrasing, eloquence and beautiful light textures achieved in the Ravel Sonatine".

Dennis Matthews

Pianist and Author
University of Newcastle
England

MY MUSIC

Photo © Rodolfo Benitez

DISCOGRAPHY

Photo ©  Renato Castello

Solo Recording

Venezuela 
Clara Marcano, piano.
CD Series – Venezuelan Music for Piano, Vol. 1.
Caracas, Venezuela. 2004


Guest Solo Performer

Homenaje a Teresa Carreño 
Clara Marcano, piano.
Fundación Teatro Baralt. 120 Años de Gestión Cultural. Maracaibo, Venezuela. 2003


Chamber Music

Music for Cello and Piano 
Germán Marcano (cello) and Clara Marcano (piano).
Independent production. 
Caracas, Venezuela. 2004


Artistic Director - Performer  
Arranger - Musical Producer 

Navidad en Familia
With Ensemble Navidad en Familia – Vol. 1
Venezuelan Christmas Music. Independent production. 
Caracas, Venezuela, 2005


Navidad en Familia
With Ensemble Navidad en Familia – Vol. 2
Venezuelan Christmas Music. Independent production. 
Caracas, Venezuela, 2008

Navidad en Familia
With Ensemble Navidad en Familia – Vol. 3
Venezuelan Christmas Music. Independent production. 
Caracas, Venezuela, 2015


GALLERY
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
  4. Managing Director
  5. Managing Director
  6. Managing Director
  7. Managing Director
  8. Drawing of Clara's hand by Venezuelan artist Antonio Bujanda.

NEWS

 RECITAL​​
Nuestras Danzas: Un recorrido musical por Venezuela y Latinoamérica en el piano.
Qta. El Cerrito, Calle, la Colina,  San Román

07 October, 2017, 5 pm
Caracas, Venezuela
 RECITAL
Aarhus International Guitar Festival.
​14 to 21 October, 2017
Den Gamle By i Århus' "Helsingør Theater"
Aarhus, Denmark 
RECITAL
The Third Life Studio
Thursday 16 November 2017, 7.30pm
33 Union Square, Somerville, (Boston) MA 02143 - USA

Tel. (617) 628-0916. Email: srlibana@gmail.com
RECITAL  
Amadeus Music & Arts Academy
Thursday 21 November, 8pm
2771 Executive Park Drive, Weston, FL 33331 - USA
Phone: (786) 210 1928.  Email: info@amadeusacademyusa.com
NB. Free of charge. Suggested Donation: $10
(for the production of future musical events).
Phone:786 210 1928
MASTERCLASS 
The Kalos Music and Art School
Saturday 02 December 2017, 8pm
20634 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL, 20634 - USA
Phone: (305) 933-4777 & (786) 454-6887
Email: info@kalosmusicandart.com
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