Mauricio Silva Orendain is now continuously composing music for the microtonal "Arciorgano" in Basel and for the new "Experimentalorgel" at St. Martin's Church in Kassel, Germany. His composition "Settled Vagabund" was the first piece performed during the inaguration of this brand new unique instrument in May 2021.

In 2019 he received a full scholarship to move to Basel, Switzerland in order to study with Guillermo Klein at the Jazz Campus and with Caspar Johannes Walter at the Musik Akademie Basel, and to explore the art and music scene of the city. He is finishing his master studies in composition, performance and producing this year and will continue with a post-graduate "school of excellence" studies.​

 

He is as well participating in diverse projects and ensembles including Argentinian singer and composer Luciana Morelli who recently released her new album "Lo abismal, el agua" recorded by renowned sound-engineer Daniel Dettwiller. 

Born in Mexico City in 1992, after inheriting his grandmother piano at age 10, his mother became his first piano instructor. Soon after he found piano and music were the path he wished to pursue in life and since then he has dedicated his whole life to music. 

 

He started his education with various private teachers in Mexico City and at age 14 he joined the Music Academy Fermatta. Two years later he became the opportunity to study abroad at the Music Highschool Dreihackengassein Graz, Austria where he would study for two years and obtain the Maturity Certificate with main emphasis in music. During his stay in Austria he was able to also study privately with the renowned Austrian pianist and arranger Michael Wasserfaller where he deepened in the concepts of performance, composition and arranging.

 

In 2010 he came back to Mexico and studied for three years at Lafaro Jazz Institute in Mexico City where he was able to learn from pioneer jazz musicians such as Agustín Bernal, Gabriel Puentes, Alex Mercado, Miguel Villicaña, Roberto Verastegui, Hector Rodriguez and many more. 

 

In 2013 he traveled to New York, Boston and Texas in order to attend private lessons with Aaron Parks and Jean Michelle Pilc as well as to visit universities and to attend concerts and jams sessions. He received a scholarship to study at University Of North Texas where he first studied classical music with renowned pianist Joseph Banowetz.

 

Later on he studied jazz piano with Sergio Pamies and after 4 semesters in 2016 he earned a scholarship to study abroad at Conservatori Liceu in Barcelona. The large and diverse music scene in this new city as well as the opportunity to study with great pianists such as Roger Mas, Toni Vaquer and Marco Mezquida persuaded him to stay in Barcelona where he finished the Grado Superior at the Conservatori Liceu.

Composer, Arrangeur & diverse keyboard-instruments player from Mexico based in Basel, Switzerland. 

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