Roberto Fonseca Solo

Author: Auditorium Films

The Cuban piano virtuoso performs for the first time as a solo artist in Montreal. A refined performance that will highlight his raw talent.

  • Roberto Fonseca | Copyright: © Auditorium Films

    Roberto Fonseca © Auditorium Films

Roberto Fonseca was born in Havana in 1975. His father was a drummer and his mother a singer. He started playing drums at the age of 4 before switching to the piano and studying music at the 'Instituto Superior de Arte' from which he graduated in composition. He was noticed on stage at the age of 15 at the Jazz Plaza festival in Havana and recorded his first album in 1999. In 2001, after two solo albums, he was hired as second pianist (replacing Ruben Gonzalez) for a tour of the Buena Vista Social Club, and in 2003, after Ruben's death, he became the regular pianist of the famous collective. He toured the world and recorded with major artists (Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Miguel 'Anga' Diaz and Cachaito Lopez).

After several records of Cuban jazz with his regular quintet, the pianist approaches new horizons. To his piano style, marked by a very percussive play, wild latin-jazz improvisations and a deep rooting in his family's yoruba religion, are added electro influences, the sounds of the Hammond organ and the contribution of West African artists.

Production year 2019
Genre Live Show
Recording location Montreal Jazz Festival
Musical style Latin Jazz



Bruce Liu plays Chopin

Accentus Music

Accentus Music filmed Bruce Liu, winner of the 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition, making his debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.

Venice Production Bridge

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Venice Production Bridge is calling for projects for the Venice Gap-Financing Market 2022!

IMZ Round Table 2022

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Save the date! The IMZ Directorate invites IMZ Members to the first Round Table of 2022. Submit your topics + ideas by 18 March and join us!


IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and all people affected by this war and strongly condemn the aggressive and unlawful behaviour of the Russian Federation!


Benefit from exclusive insights + opportunties with a thematic variety of IMZ Mailings to choose from.

By clicking "SUBSCRIBE" you consent that your data can be processed by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre for the purposes of processing your inquiry.