Ricardo Herrera

Pianist and Composer in Morelia, México

Ricardo Herrera

Pianist and Composer in Morelia, México

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I am a mexican self-taught pianist, percussionist, composer and arranger, and graphic design enthusiast, born –and currently living– in Morelia, Michoacan, México. I am also my own graphic designer.

I learnt to play keyboard since age 8, although I had my first contact with an acoustic piano till age 15 at high school.

I've participated in some artistic events and music live presentations at the cultural centres of both UNAM and UMSNH universities here in Morelia. My ensemble and I participated at the 30th International "Miguel Bernal Jimenez" Morelian Music Festival, as an extension in the city of Zamora's beautiful Workmen's Theatre. I've played in some other locals, restaurants and cultural centres on my behalf.

I started composing –for the love of it– at age 20. My compositions are mainly inside the instrumental, acoustic, 'solo piano' and classical-contemporary genres, although I do like to explore into New Age and Smooth-Jazz genres as well.

I published my first album "One Letter" in year 2017, inspired mostly by the city of Morelia, and my second album "Domino" in year 2018; both recorded at Labyrinth Studio, premiered live at the Nicholaitian Auditorium and published as independent projects. Shortly after, in 2019, I published my first suite as an album, with 7 movements, under the name of "Albatross" in honor to this coast bird.

My favorite composers are Peter Kater, Yiruma, Ludovico Einaudi, David Lanz, David Benoit, Russell Freeman, Efren Capiz, Ben Cosgrove, Emma Johns, Christine Brown, Yanni Chrysomallis, Andreas Vollenweider, Zbigniew Preisner, John Barry Slimp, John Williams, John Burke, Kyle Landry and Olafur Arnalds.

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