Presenting Piano Performers from Colombia

Juliana Reinat Piano Studio

For the second year, we are delighted to welcome students from Juliana Reinat Piano Studio from Bogota, the capital of Columbia.

Juliana Reinat Piano Studio was officially founded in 2014, although the director of the studio, Juliana Reina started teaching in 2009.

The studio focuses on providing a musical education to students aged 4 to 17 years old and currently, 75 students regularly attend lesson all year round and 120 children graduated from the studio over the years.

Juliana Reinat Piano Studio is the only educational organisation in Colombia which participates in musical events abroad. Staff and students are very enthusiastic about these opportunities and regularly win prizes in competitions such as Carmel Klavier, USA; International Competition Cuervo-Petrof, Mexico; BMTG New York, USA; Stage4Kids Hamburg, Germany; Pianissimo in Medellin, Colombia and Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

Six years ago, in support of the Colombian culture, Juliana Reinat Piano Studio came up with the idea to produce Teclas Sinfonicas concerts. The events provide students with the unique and valuable experience of performing with the symphony orchestra.

Scholarships from the proceeds from the event were awarded to two student who otherwise wouldn’t be able to take part in the programme. 

Mariana Gutierrez

Born in October 2005, Mariana began her piano studies at the age of 6. She currently attends lessons with Juliana Reina Tellez and Cristian Del Real.

In 2017, Mariana was selected from fifteen young pianists to perform a solo with the symphony orchestra in Teclas Sinfonicas concert.

Mariana regularly participates in the musical events organised by the studio as well as in national and international piano competitions, including Carmel Klavier. She won the 3rd Prize at BMTG New York Piano Competition and performed in the Winners Recital at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in December 2018.

Over the years, Mariana enjoyed taking part in many musical events and performed in several outstanding venues such as Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York, The Center of the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, Otto de Greiff Auditorium, Tramonti Convention Center, Pablo VI Auditorium in the Javeriana University, Uniandinos National Headquarters, Olav Roots Auditorium in the National University of Colombia, Fabio Lozano Auditorium, among others.

Mariana is a student at Marymount School in Bogota and she is really looking forward for her performance in the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room in April 2019.

Maria Alejandra Chavez

Maria Alejandra is an 8-year-old pianist from Colombia.

She discovered her love for playing the piano at the age of six and has been studying since with her teachers Ximena Rosales and Juliana Reina.

Despite Maria Alejandra’s young age, she already performed twice as soloist with the symphony orchestra.

The premiere of Memories of My Father by Alexander Peskanov in Teclas Sinfonicas 2018 in Bogota was one of them.

She received numerous awards in several national and international piano competitions such as Carmel Klavier, USA; Pianissimo in Bogota, Colombia and Peskanov Piano Olympics.

Maria Alejandra is very much looking forward to her performance of Fantasia by Mark Goddard as part of the duet in the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 2019.  

Mariana Gomez-Casses

Born in Bogota in 2009, Mariana began her piano studies at the age of six in Juliana Reinat Piano Studio.

She is a winner of several prizes in national and international competitions, including Carmel Klavier USA; Cuervo-Petrof International Competition in Guadalajara, Mexico; Stage4Kids Hamburg, Germany; Pianissimo in Medellin, Colombia; Young Pianists Competition in Bogota, Colombia; Peskanov Piano Olympics to name but a few.

Mariana took part in several piano concerts as a soloist as well as performed with the orchestra.

Her repertoire includes a variety of pieces including a renowned composition such as Carmen de Bolívar and In the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival, Mariana will be performing Fantasia  Mark Goddard in duet with Maria Alejandra Chavez. 


Text by 
Juliana Reinat Piano Studio


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