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Marina Albero

Marina Albero was born in Barcelona in 1979 and since her early childhood she has been involved in the world of music. She played traditional and early music with the family band Grallers de Banyoles-Estampida Medieval. At the age of eight she enrolled at the public School of Music where she studied theory and piano. Four years later, she studied jazz drums with César Martínez and jazz piano with Lluís Escuadra at Taller de Música de Banyoles and kept on working with the family project, which took them several times to Japan and the US. Marina studied music theory at the Conservatori Isaac Albéniz (Girona), symphonic percussion at the Conservatorio Municipal de Barcelona and took private piano lessons with C.Julià. In 1995, the whole family moved to Cuba and Marina enrolled at the Instituto Superior de Arte, where she was taught by Teresita Junco, Ivet Frontela, Guido López-Gavilán, Pancho Amat… During that time, she played psalterium with the Cuban Rennaissance-style band Ars Longa, facilitating to them music and instruments, took part in the Festival Internacional de Coros de Santiago de Cuba (1995) and recorded with Silvio Rodríguez. In the summer of 1996, Estampida S.L. produced the “son cubano” band Barnhabana, conducted by Barbarito Torres (Grammy’s winner with Buenavista Social Club) and went on tour in Catalonia, Spain and Portugal. Marina played the piano.She came back to Cuba and finished her studies in the summer of 1997

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