CAFe Budapest | Marialy Pacheco (CUB)

CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival 2018
Opus Jazz Club
  • Marialy Pacheco - piano

Cuban pianist and composer Marialy Pacheco, who lives in Germany, won the first prize in the soloist category at the 2012 instalment of the Montreux Piano Competition. She is the first woman to have won the prize in the competition’s history of fifteen years. Said Leszek Możdżer about the jury’s decision: “Deciding between the three [finalists] was tough. In the end, the contestants’ joy in performing and her authenticity guided our decision making.”

Marialy Pacheco was born in 1983 in Havana, into a family of musicians. In 2002 she won the Cuban Jo-Jazz Havana competition, where Grammy Award-winner Chucho Valdés was presiding over the jury. Two years later she released her first album, Bendiciones.

Following a 2013 concert where she played along with Valentina Lisitsa and Maria Mazo, in 2014 she was named an official “Bösendorfer Artist.” Also in 2014, she made her debut as a classical performer, playing the solo part of a Bach piano concerto in Australia. 

Tickets are available for 2000 HUF on the spot,
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Please don't forget to reserve a table after purchasing your ticket, as seating at Opus Jazz Club can only be guaranteed in this case.

We hold reservations until 8pm. Remaining tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For reservations, please call +36 1 216 7894 and have your ticket or voucher at hand.

An event jointly organized with CAFe Budapest.

2018 October 19 Friday