Lucia Rey Castillo is a pianist and composer
Lucia Rey is a multifaceted Spanish artist, pianist and composer. She studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. After completing her education in Modern Music and Jazz at the School of Creative Music, and in Contemporary Dance at the RCPD in Madrid, she continued her training in Cuba and New York.
She traveled to Havana in 2005 to specialize in Latin Piano and Jazz at the Higher Institute of Arts of Cuba, and later to New York, at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and at The Collective School of Music, where she studied with great professors such as Bruce Barth, Barry Harris and Bob Quaranta. She had there the opportunity to work sharing the stage with numerous artists from the New York Jazz scene.
Her musical paths have led her to play alongside acclaimed musicians such as Antonio Serrano and Celia Mur with the Granada Big Band (Jazz en la Costa 2012), and to share projects with international artists such as the one led by the Cuban singer Eme Alfonso, Women of the World (Havana World Music Festival 2015).
She has also taken part in Jazz and Flamenco festivals all over the world. Together with the members of Ninjazz, she has had the opportunity to perform a masterful fusion of flamenco and jazz at the VI Bienal de Flamenco in Rome (2015), with their work “Harmonies of jazz and flamenco rhythms”; and she has participated with the project Chabola Vip at Cervantes Institute in Prague (2012).
Out of the jazz scene, especially outstanding are her works as pianist and music direction cover in Gran Via of Madrid musicals “Hoy no me puedo levantar” and “A quien le importa”, and in large-scale events such as the concert “Por ellas” (WiZink Center).
During the last years, Lucia Rey has managed to combine her profession as a pianist and composer, with teaching as a professor of Music at the Higher Dance Conservatory of Malaga. Currently, she is a pianist and performer at Somosdanza (Royal Theatre of Madrid) and collaborates with other young and extraordinary international musicians in the project The Catzz (Clazz – Continental Latin Jazz Festival).
All this seems a lot like, and it certainly is, but despite her youth, Lucia Rey is called to hit the Jazz scene by leading her own project, Lucia Rey Trio. A unique and transparent music proposal.
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