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Mari Paz lived and studied piano in Cuba, Mexico, and the United States. Influenced by her uncle, Cuban composer Maestro Rodrigo Prats, she began her studies at age four. She received a B.A. in piano from La Habana, Cuba. She then continued her studies, including popular music, in Mexico City under Maestro Pablo Jose Castellanos and musicians such as Mario Ruiz Armengol and Roberto Perez Vazque.

In Mexico, she began her career by playing in restaurants and hotels. Later, as a resident of Gainesville, Florida, Ms. Paz performed for seven years in a wide variety of events, including recitals, weddings, TV, and radio programs. She was also employed by the Heritage Club and the University Centre Hotel. At that time, Mari Paz was a member of the Cultural Affairs Board in Alachua, Florida, and an active docent of the Harn Museum, Gainesville.

In and around Washington, D.C., she has appeared in concerts at the Mexican Cultural Institute and several embassies, as well as for the Mount Vernon College "In Series." Ms. Paz has also been a featured artist at Gala Hispanic Theatre in several productions as both pianist and arranger.


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