BIO

Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1989. She started private piano lessons at 4 years-old and later entered to "Juan Manuel Olivares" school of music, to finally obtain her Piano Performance degree in 2010. Through that period María Victoria performed as a classical pianist at festivals and concerts in Caracas and started to be interested in popular music in general, specially in different genres such as jazz, bossa nova, rock, funk and Latin-Caribbean music.

In 2012 she started her journey into popular music, taking improvisation and modern harmony lessons with Professor Prisca Dávila and attending to master classes taught by pianists Guiomar Narváez (Venezuela), Claudio Carbó (Spain), Otmaro Ruiz (Venezuela) and saxophonists Pablo Gil (Venezuela) and Eric Sèva (France).

During 2010-2015, María Victoria performed in Europe and Latin America with diverse classical and popular music orchestras within “El Sistema de Orquestas de Venezuela”, mainly in the Simón Bolívar Youth Symphonic Band, under the conduction of national and international directors and composers such as Sergio Rosales (Venezuela), Johan de Meij (Netherlands), Ferrer Ferrán (Spain), Tim Reynish (United Kingdom), among many others. María also played in Simón Bolívar Latin-Caribbean Orchestra, with a repertoire oriented to afrocuban rhythms and other caribbean fusions.

At the same time, Maria Victoria began to compose her own music in a trio format (piano, electric bass and drums), with influences from the genres of jazz and progressive rock, creating the group Fluxus Trio. She performed with her trio at the Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2016, being selected to participate in the final round and obtaining the Special Prize of the competition. In that same year, the homonymous album Fluxus Trio is recorded, appearing in most common online music distribution platforms.

In 2017 and 2018, María Victoria worked as a cruiseship musician in MSC and NCL companies through the agencies Rosetti Entertainment and Suman Entertainment Group. In these vessels she worked as a musician in different formats: keyboard player of a Party Band, soloist singer/pianist and showband pianist. 

In the present, María Victoria is continuing her path as an independent artist, writing new music as well as covering old and new famous songs in her own style. She is also looking for great new experiences, to travel the world and collaborate with other musicians and projects that may arise in the future throughout her musical journey. 

 

© 2019 by María Victoria Yánez