Oriente Lopez was born and raised in a musical family in Havana, Cuba.
Oriente has been performing internationally as a pianist and flautist, for over 25 years.
He has distinguished himself as a composer and has been especially prolific as arranger. Oriente's compositions and arrangements continue to be recorded and performed by numerous performers throughout the world.
Two of Oriente’s recent collaborations were awarded
Grammy’s 2000 with Paquito D'Rivera "Live at the Blue Note", 2005 Charlie Haden "The Land of the Sun".