Primary Instrument: Piano
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.
Awards: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".
ASCAP Composers Award (USA) 2000-20101