Singer, Choral Conductor, Composer, Voice’s Arranger;
professor of Piano, Vocal Technique, Music Theory and Music
History; Theater and Television Actress. Clary Varona was
born in Havana, Cuba. Completed her studies in music
education and choral conducting at the Conservatories
Alejandro García Caturla and Amadeo Roldán in Havana,
Cuba. She was trained as a director with professor Delfina
Acay and attended the workshop of Renaissance Music with
German professor Werner Pfaf. In 1995 moved to Colombia
where she studied singing and vocal technique under the
tutelage of Baritone an Cuban Master Ramón Calzadilla. For
about twelve years she developed as Choral Director,
classical piano teacher and music history professor teaching
at prestigious universities and academies in Bogota,
Colombia. Clary acquired experience as theater and
television actress, acting in several musical theater plays at
National Theater of Cuba and Karl Marx Theater. She has also
won awards in several contests such as storytellers, orators
and one-person shows actress. Participated as a child
vocalist next to Noel Nicola in LP 'Tricolor', EGREM Grand
Prix 1989. In 2001 recorded her first solo album: "A los pies
de La Virgen", making a tour of Latin American musical
genres. In 2005 directed for the Universidad del Rosario, the
production "Cantad, un Niño os ha nacido" depicts the
Christmas choral repertoire. In 2006 she produced the Institutional Choir CD of the Colombian School of
Engineering Julio Garavito. In 2007, recorded as soloist and composer of the album "Cubamor" produced
by Carlos “Nacho” Riveros.
She has conducted choirs in Havana, Bogota and Miami and directed in various festivals including the V
edition of the Competition CANTAT America, La Plata, Argentina. Clary won the first prize at the provincial
level and third at the national level at Amadeo Roldan Contest for Choral Conductors in Havana, Cuba
1994. First Prize for best vocal performances at Rock al Parque Juvenil in Bogotá, 2002. She has
performed in Centro Cultural Andres Bello, Teatro Colon in Bogota, evening concerts at the Cultural Hotel
La Fontana, La Peña de La Mujer Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Theater and Roca Theater in Miami, among
others. Clary has sung as vocal soloist in various musical groups and bands as Gens Nova, Trio Bohemia,
Latin Class, Ensamble Latino, Convergencias and currently with Real Feeling Trio. Since 2008 she is
living and performing in Miami. Now releasing her fifth CD TENGO QUE CANTAR.
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