Maria Carla (violin, vocalist) started music at the ‘Conservatorio Alejandro Garcia Caturla’ of Havana where she spent 7 years studying violin. Then she joined the ‘Conservatorio Amadeo Roldan’ where she reached the half superior level in violin. During all those years she has been part of both schools official orchestras and participated to many events, festivals, concerts and competitions playing violin and singing as a member of the schools chorals. Once she graduated, she attended the music teaching program of Pinar del Rio province and spent two years teaching music at the ‘Vocational school of Arts’ in the city of Pinar del Río.
Since 2010, Maria Carla is part of the Cuban National Symphonic Orchestra while simultaneously collaborating with several classical and popular music groups like “La Camerata del Son”, “Ensemble Alternativo”, “Orquesta Panorama” and “Quinteto Doble Sabor”. Maria Carla participated to numerous events and festivals: Encuentro Nacional de Orquestas Sinfónica, Feria Internacional Cubadisco, Encuentro de Coros, Festival América Canta, Festival de Música Contemporánea, as well as various discs recordings for renowned artists like José María y Sergio Vitier, Toni Pinelli, Rafael Guedes, Aldo López-Gavilán. She accompanied great soloists like the pianists Lang Lang, Chucho Valdés, Frank Fernández, Aldo López Gavilán; the solo vocalist Omara Portuondo, the violinists Ryu Goto, Francesco Manara; the clarinetist Keisuke Wakao and the guitarist Joaquín Clerch. She also worked under the baton of orchestras’ directors Yoshikazu Fukumura, Marin Alsop and Francesco Belli.