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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: November 10, 1983

Recently named one of four young pianists on the rise by the New York Times, Cuban born pianist and composer David Virelles grew up in a musical home. His father is a professional singer-songwriter and his mother is a flautist in the Santiago de Cuba Symphony. He started studying classical music at the age of seven, as well as being exposed to the large array of Cuban music styles. Eventually, David discovered his grandfather’s jazz collection and also became interested in that tradition.

In 2001, he left for Canada as a protégé of Canadian musician Jane Bunnett, with whom he recorded several albums (two of them Grammy nominated), toured and collaborated with on a number of projects....
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”The young Cuban-American pianist, already an MVP sideman to iconoclastic leaders like Henry Threadgill and Steve Coleman, offered an ambitious, assured debut album, saturated with poise, proficiency and duende.” #3 - Time Out New York albums of the year

“This is my jazz artist of the year. He’s another amazing Cuban pianist and mixes old rumba mystique with free jazz.” Gilles Peterson Jazz artist of the year

“This young Cuban pianist’s new album, “Continuum” (Pi Recordings), moves backward, forward and sideways through history. Intuitive and original, it’s equally of the American experimental jazz tradition, Afro-Cuban religious culture and modern nonjazz composition...

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Music

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    Mboko

    ECM Records
    2014
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    Continuum

    Pi Recordings
    2012
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    David Virelles: Motion


    2008
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    Motion

    Cristal Records
    2007
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