Mario Penton Hernandez
piano, vocal

He started playing the piano and percussions at the age of 11 at the Institute for Music »Ernesto Lecuona« in Santa Spirita ( Cuba ). He continued studying at the Art School »La Escuela Nacional de Arte de'l Habana y santiago de Cuba «. Subsequently, in Italy he attends courses at the » New School University , New York « in Basano del Grappa. He was a pianist in the art school official ensemble »La Escuela Nacional de Arte de'l Habana y de Santiago de Cuba « in Cuba . In Cuba he played on numerous music festivals, among which the most important ones are the »Festival de la Musica Folclorica de'l Habana« and »Festival del Caribe« in Santiago de Cuba . In Italy he played with the groups Toda Costa, Salsabor, Candombe, Pedro Mena Pereza Band, Campagna Lupia Jazz Band, and he also participated in some of the most important music manifestations in Italy: Vento Jazz, Gubio Jazz, VeneziaSuona, Festival Latino Americano de Milan, Verona, Rome, Trieste and »Capionato nacional de la salsa de Trieste«. He teaches percussions and the Introduction to the Theory of Music class in primary and secondary music school in Venice . He has been a permanent member of the Cubismo group since the beginning of 2005.

mario.penton@cubismo.com