LENA BURKE “EN CONCIERTO”
Date(s) - 06/17/2017
Doors at 9:30pm
A perfect day for LENA … “Is to wake up with the idea of a new song hovering in my mind, and sit at the piano to work on it until it’s done.”
LENA was born a February 18 in Havana, Cuba; descendant from two myths of the Cuban music, Elena and Malena Burke. Her first musical notes were recorded when she was 2 ½ years old, followed by guitar lessons at 5 under the tutelage of her father, the versatile musician and producer Rey Nerio. She studied 11 years of classical piano in Havana, the first 7 at Conservatorio Manuel Saumell, graduating with honors afterwards, from the prestigious Conservatorio Amadeo Roldan. During the process of her musical studies, she discovered a hidden treasure… her voice. Her name has always been part of an important circle of musicians and artists, first due to her unique musical heritage and professional studies, and then as a studio-background vocalist to major musical productions of top Latin singers as: Plácido Domingo, Chayanne, Alejandro Sanz, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, etc. In the meantime, always writing and composing a myriad of songs, which later on takes her to the next chapter in her career- a solo artist working on her first musical production.
Since the launch of her career, the world famous pianos Baldwin have supported her music, naming her the first Latin female musician to represent the brand; due to this endorsement she was invited to perform at NAMM 2005, the internationally renowned musical products conference. That same year, she participated in the prestigious MIPCOM television conference held in Cannes, France, and sang at the “Person of the Year” tribute during the “Latin GRAMMY Awards” celebrations.
LENA has the ability to capture varied audiences… embracing them with her diverse talents, interpretative strength, charisma and humbleness; she excels at each of her solo performances, as well as when she shares the stage with other artists. Memorable was her appearances in 2006 at the prestigious Auditorio Nacional in México City and at the impressive Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, opening for Sin Bandera; at The Miami Arena with Alejandro Sanz, and during her performance in Spain for over 25,000 people during Valladolid Latino 2006, where she returned in May 2009, to share the stage with Laura Pausini, Luis Fonsi, La Oreja Van Gogh, among other top Latin artists.
LENA … her music is an endless journey… an incessant growing experience, a family legacy, a reflection of feelings via musical notes filled with worldly influences. As she describes it…”I did not choose music … she chose me.”