Marieva Davila, sister of singer and
piano player Prisca Davila, shall debut as soloist with her album Piano de ida y vuelta (Piano back and
forth). This album brings an assortment of music pieces influenced by flamenco
music and songs from the new world.
“This album bears such name due to
the influence of flamenco Spanish art on my music writing, and the sound
journey that goes into the past and comes back to the present, hand in hand
with universal and contemporary composers,” highlights Davila, who besides
being a piano player is also an outstanding flamenco dancer.
The album includes three songs by
this artist: a tango, a waltz, and a ballad that jointly form the opening suite.
Also including pieces from Venezuelan authors, such as Juan Carlos Nuñez with
Retrato Solemnisimo de Aldemaro Romero (Aldemaro Romero’s Highly Solemn
Portrait) and Teresita, a waltz written by Teresa Carreño.
“Due to the deep admiration I feel
for Aldemaro Romero, I was pleased to record a song dedicated to this great
Venezuelan character. In her turn, Teresa Carreño is undoubtedly a relevant
character in universal music, both as piano player and composer. She’s an
example to follow not only as artist but also as a woman, because she never
feared to outstand at a time when men ruled,” explained the piano player.
Classical composers were not excluded
from this debut album. Pieces by Bach, Schubert and Brahms are performed with
graceful elegance and unique style. On the other hand, fusion jazz master, Joe
Zawinul is also present with Davila’s version of Midnight Mood.
“In this production I gather several
music genres I have studied throughout my life, and are reflected in the
musical language I’ve started to develop in the De ida y vuelta suite. You can appreciate the Venezuelan music over
the waltz; jazz over harmonization and improvising; flamenco music over the
rhythms and melodies I’ve learned as flamenco dancer, besides all the
atmospheres and performing resources arising from academic music,” pointed out
The album was produced by her jointly
with her sister Prisca and her father Eduardo Davila. “Both of them (Prisca and
Eduardo) have influenced me in all possible ways. After my father studied
music, my cousins have all studied music at one time or another. My sister, on
the other hand, has influenced me due to her personality, her musical taste,
and her life style. She encouraged me to record this album.