Cuban-born pianist and Chopin expert Juana Zayas opens the Romanza Festivale with a free concert at the Cathedral Basilica on May 3, 2019. The concert will feature a program of works in F minor and includes music from her most recent concert in Milan, Italy.
Born in Cuba, Zayas played her first concert at age 7 and moved to Paris to continue her studies. She then married, raised 3 children and now lives in America. After a concert in Lincoln Center, The New York Times critic said she “played with style, sensitivity, a big technique and an aristocratic flair for the mixture of romanticism and classicism embedded in the (Chopin) music.” A music critic in Albany N.Y. wrote, “Zayas, whose recording of the Chopin Etudes was recently acclaimed by international Piano Quarterly to be the pick of the century, is a legend in her lifetime.”
Juana Zayas has performed throughout the U.S, Europe and South America and has sold recordings worldwide.