Dánae Olano performed at our Roland Inspiration Centre in Toronto for an evening of Afro Cuban Piano. A pianist and composer, Dánae has won several awards at festivals and piano contests and is a member of the band Maqueque, directed by saxophinst and composer Jane Bunnett.
Born in 1992 in Havana, Cuba, Dánae began her early musical training in piano at elementary music school Alejandro García Caturla at the age of seven. In 2008, she continued her studies on piano at the Conservatory of Music Amadeo Roldán. She graduated with Best Bachelor of Arts instrumentalist (piano) and ensemble practitioner in 2011. She then entered the Superior Institute of Arts faculty of music, finalising her studies in 2016 and graduated cum laude.
She has performed as a soloist in important concert halls of Cuba playing music by Ernesto Lecuona in the García Lorca Theater; Amadeo Roldan Concert Hall; Caturla Concert Hall of the Amadeo Roldan Theater; in the San Felipe Neri Chapel; and Basílica Menor of San Francisco de Asís Convent. In March 2014 she made her debut with the symphonic orchestra of Havana Mozart Lyceum directed by Professor Jorge Rotter. In 2016, was invited to participate in the First Piano Festival held in Eastern University, Philadelphia, PA. With Jane Bunnett and Maqueque she has performed on important stages such as Koerner Hall, Blue Note, Birdland, Shenkman Arts Centre, Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Markham Flato Theatre, Kennedy Centre and La Zorra y el Cuervo Club.