Primary Instrument: Piano
Ania Paz, pianist and composer, is known for her modern and driving sound, impregnated by a new fusion of Afro-Peruvian and Caribbean styles, within the Jazz language. She was born in Lima, Peru, where she started studying music at the age of 4, and wrote her first composition at the age of 6. Her passion for music took her to different countries and musical cultures, studying classical music as well as jazz first in Germany, and then in the US, where she got her Masters Degree. She is actually a resident of the Dominican Republic. She is the leader of the Ania Paz Jazz Ensamble, which successfully performed at the XVI Festival Internacional Jazz en Lima, at the Festival Cultural Hermanas Mirabal in Salcedo, and opened for Gato Barbieri in Santo Domingo...
Awards:Song Composition Prize with "Hoy te amo" at Festival Claro, Lima, Peru Symphonic Composition Prize Jose Reyes from the Cultural Department of the Dominican Republic with "San Francisco" Jazz Composition Prize with "Serenidad" at Casa de Teatro, Santo Domingo, where Michael Camilo and Juan Luis Guerra were part of the Jury
Pianist and composer Ania Paz won the Song Composition Prize at the Festival Claro in Lima, Peru, with her original Song “Hoy te amo”. 3318 songs were submitted to this competition, and the jury included well-known artists and Grammy award winners such as Gianmarco and Susana Baca. This major event took place at the theatre called Parque de la Exposición in Lima, with an audience of 4500 people. Groups such as Calle 13 and La 5ta estación participated at this Festival. Ania Paz participated as a pianist and composer, with singer Daniela Ghersi, who interpreted the song extraordinarily. Daniela is also a composer and will release her “Cielo Abierto” CD with original songs. In addition, Ania Paz participated at the I Festival Internacional de Cajón at the Centro Cultural de España in Lima, where she played cajon with 634 cajon players. Noticias Clave, from Dominican Republic
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