Marcos Meza (1984) is a Berlin-based Chilean pianist and composer. He began playing classical piano at the age of seven, learning from his Polish mentor Ewa Jasinska. Encompassing instrumental music with the piano at the centre, his work explores impressionist and new-classical sonorities combined with elements of Hip Hop and ambient music.
Marcos’ concerts showcase his intimacy with the piano, the instrument of his childhood, and take audiences on a contemplative journey through Chile's landscapes painting cinematic scenes of folkloric imagery along the way.
He complemented his classical training on the piano by studying popular music at the Modern School of Music and Dance in Santiago, Chile. During his teenage years, he started producing Hip Hop and gained experience as a member of various music projects. In 2006 he co-founded the rap jazz band, Como Asesinar a Felipes (Clouds Hill, Hamburg), which has had several international collaborations with artists such as Billy Gould (Faith No More), Chino Moreno (Deftones), among others. As an arranger, Meza has worked for almost two decades in the field of music production, participating in three Latin Grammy award-nominated albums with Ana Tijoux and Alex Anwandter. His catalogue also includes music for visual media, open TV, dance and advertising.
In 2015 Meza decided to move to Germany to expand his horizons as an artist, to develop his own musical identity by playing in different stages of the modern classical music scene and by studying composition with Tatjana Komarova. * photo by @itsnotanothershot