Koubek Center of Miami Dade College to Present MARTHA MARCHENA IN CONCERT, 5/10
Martha Marchena has been inspiring audiences worldwide with her unique repertoire, captivating performances and innovative discography for decades. Born in Cuba, she graduated with honors from the University of Miami's doctoral program, where she wrote her dissertation on the piano works of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.
The Koubek Center of Miami Dade College will host "Martha Marchena in Concert: A Celebration of the Piano Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos" on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. General Admission: $25. Students & Seniors: $20. For reservations, call 305.529.5400.
A versatile artist, she has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber music ensembles worldwide. Marchena has been invited to perform in major international music festivals including the Encuentros Festival in Buenos Aires, the International Contemporary Music Festival in San Salvador, Festival Internacional de las Artes, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Fiesta Iberoamericana de las Artes, Puerto Rico, Latin American Music Festival in Caracas, and Opera Barga Festival in Italy.
Marchena has also kept a rigorous academic profile as a Professor in the Music Department at Kean University, New Jersey. She has participated in many residencies, given master classes, lectured and performed recitals worldwide, bridging Latin American music and women's studies. From 2007-2010 she was a panelist in the Piano Committee for the prestigious National Fulbright Award. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Hispanic Caucus Latino Cultural Arts Award from the American Association for Higher Education, and she was recently awarded her second grant from The Fund for U.S Artists at International Festivals and exhibitions by the Rockefeller Foundation for the National Endowment for the Arts.