Since 2012, Marina has been a solo singer with Afro-Caribbean artistic ensemble Aguacero. She also performs as a solo singer and instrumentalist with son jarocho group DíaPaSon.

Marina has performed in concerts supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the San Francisco Arts Commission, and at venues such as Brava Theater, Dance Mission Theater, Stanford University, CubaCaribe Festival (2015 and 2016), MACLA Cultural Center in San Jose, California Environmental Justice Alliance, La Peña Cultural Center.

Before moving to California, Marina was a soloist and choir member in polyphonic ensembles in London, UK, and in Rome, Italy.

Selected Performances

2012 - present

  • 2013 - present. Soloist at the monthly Batey Boricua series at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley.

  • November 10, 2018. "Yo Cantaré. Women's Voices in Puerto Rican Music and Art." Concert sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Part of the NEA-funded series directed by Maria De La Rosa.

  • September 23, 2018. Batey Boricua feat. NYC’s Redobles de Cultura.

  • April 14, 2018. César Chávez Festival, San Francisco. DíaPaSon opening stage act. 

  • May 5, 2018. “Sanctuary Print Cart,” San Francisco. Live performance art by internationally acclaimed artist Sergio De La Torre. DíaPaSon invited as accompanying artist. Commissioned by San Francisco Arts Commission. 

  • May 17, 2018. Beyond La Bamba Film Showing with film director/creator Marcos Villalobos. La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA. DíaPaSon featured performing artist and panel participant. 

  • July 7, 2018. “Frida Khalo’s Birthday Tianguis: Celebrating Strong Women Artists and Artisans at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley. DíaPaSon featured performing artist. 

  • December 17, 2017. Fiesta Puertorriqueña: Parranda Navideña, La Peña Cultural Center.

  • October 2017. MADRE concert, Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA.

  • October 2017. Life Is Living Festival, Oakland, CA.

  • October 2017. Live performance at San Ramon Community Center, San Ramon, CA.

  • March 2017. Aguacero opening act for Taina Asili's California tour, La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley. CA.

  • November 2016. Aguacero at MACLA Cultural Center, San Jose, CA.

  • November 2016. Aguacero at Intel - Latino Network. Santa Clara, CA.

  • April 2016. Aguacero at the Annual CubaCaribe Festival, Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA.

  • April 2016. Marina Romani as featured artist at La Peña Cultural Center. Presented a program of original arrangements (pizzica from Salento, Southern Italy, and son jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico) together with award-winning educator and artist Maria De La Rosa.

  • August 2015. Aguacero as featured artist at California Environmental Justice Alliance, Sacramento, CA.

  • June 2015. Aguacero at MACLA Cultural Center, San Jose, CA.

  • April 2015. Aguacero at Stanford University, Latino Law Students Association.

  • April 2015. Aguacero at the Annual CubaCaribe Festival, Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA.

  • March 2015. International Women’s Day Concert, La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA.

  • February 2015. Aguacero at Balançoire, San Francisco, CA.

  • November 2013.  Aguacero at Stanford University, Dinkenspiel Auditorium.

  • November 2012. Aguacero at Stanford University, Center for Latin American Studies.

Selected Performances

2007 - 2o12

Performer (soprano)

  • 2012. Noon Concert Songs of Persephone – 17th-century Italian and French Opera Arias and Cantatas. Hertz Concert Hall, Berkeley, CA.

  • 2012. An Evening of Russian Music. Morrison Hall, UC Berkeley.

  • 2011. Performer (singer and dancer) in the premiere of an original piece by Karin Shankar and Heather Rastovac created for the Gender and Women’s Studies Department 20thanniversary celebrations. Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley, CA.

 

Soloist (soprano) with the Orpheus Singers and the Choir of Christ Church, London, UK

2007-2009

  • June 13, 2009.  Concert at St Martins in the Field, with John Landor and the London Musical Arts Orchestra.

  • March 21, 2009. Concert at St Martins in the Field, with John Landor and the London Musical Arts Orchestra.

  • October 2008. Concert with King's Consort at Christ Church Chelsea

  • December 20, 2008. Concert at St James's Piccadilly, with John Landor and the London Musical Arts Orchestra.

  • October 18, 2008. Concert at St Martins in the Field, with John Landor and the London Musical Arts Orchestra.

 

Soprano with Schola Cantorum Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Rome, Italy

2003 - 2007

  • Toured in Germany and Italy together with Camerata Confido Orchestra (2006).

  • Released the album “Messa di Gloria di Puccini” on Aramus Label, performed by Schola Cantorum Santa Maria degli Angeli and Camerata Confido Orchestra (2006).

 

April 2007

  • Concert at Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome, Italy. Music by Gounod, Palestrina, Mozart.

  • Concert at Basilica San Marco, Rome, Italy. A cappella music by Palestrina, Di Lasso et. al.

  • Concert at Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome, Italy. Stabat Mater for 10 voices by Scarlatti.

  • Concert Missa In Passione Domini, Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome, Italy. Music by Mozart, Palestrina, Miserachs, Kodaly.

 

March 2007

  • Concert at Chiesa San Gregorio Barbarigo, Rome, Italy. Music by Palestrina, Bach, Handel, Mozart.

 

January 2007

  • “The Jerome Hines Memorial Concert – World Peace Concert” with the presence of Rudolph Giuliani at Basilica Santa Maria dgli Angeli, Rome, Italy. Music by Bach, Hines, Verdi, Gounod, Mozart.

 

December 2006

  • Concert Grande Musica in Chiesa at Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome, Italy. Music by Charpentier and Bach.

  • La carezza del Papa, concert for the Pope at Basilica Santa Maria degi Angeli, Rome, Italy. Music by Charpentier and Bach.

 

June 2006

  • L’Italia suonò. Concert for celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mazzini’s birth at Teatro Argentina, Rome, Italy

  • Release of the album of Puccini’s Messa di Gloria (Aramus Label) performed by Schola Cantorum Santa Maria degli Angeli and Camerata Confido Orchestra (Germany).

 

April 2006

  • Tour in Germany: Concert at Christuskirche Bochum-Zentrum, Germany. Messa di Gloria, Preludio Sinfonico, and Crisantemi by Puccini.

  • Tour in Germany: Concert at Trinitatiskirche, Cologne, Germany. Messa di Gloria, Preludio Sinfonico, and Crisantemi by Puccini.

  • Concert at Tempio di San Fortunato, Todi, Italy. Messa di Gloria, Preludio Sinfonico, and Crisantemi by Puccini.

  • Concert at Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome, Italy. Messa di Gloria, Preludio Sinfonico, and Crisantemi by Puccini.

  • Concert In Passione Domini at Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome.

  • Concert In Cena Domini at Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome.

 

March 2006

  • Concert at the Vatican Museum, Rome, Italy. Music by Palestrina, Di Lasso, Mozart et al.

 

February 2006

  • Concert for the inauguration of the new monumental doors of the Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli designed by artist Igor Mitoraj. Music by Croce, Palestrina, Mendelssohn, Bach, Saint-Saens, Mozart.

 

January 2006

  • Concert Grande Musica in Chiesa at Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome. Music by Handel, Bach, Galuppi, Rossini, Puccini.

 

December 2005

  • Cerimonia e rito nel canto natalizio. Concert at Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome, Italy. Music by Britten, Handel, and Gregorian chants.

  • Cerimonia e rito nel canto natalizio.  Concert at Basilica San Giorgio al Velabro, Rome, Italy. Music by Britten, Handel, and Gregorian chants.

  • Cerimonia e rito nel canto natalizio. Concert at Chiesa S. Maria Assunta, Calvi dell’Umbria, Italy. Music by Britten, Handel, and Gregorian Chants.

Collaborations

John Santos, Grammy-nominated master percussionist specialized in jazz, Afro-Caribbean, and Latin music.

Sandra Garcia Rivera, award-winning poet, musician, and cultural activist.

Hector Lugo, percussionnist, singer-songwriter, and founder of La Mixta Criolla.

La Mixta Criolla, jazz, Latin and Afro-Caribbean music esemble.

Pedro Rosales, master percussionist and co-founder of Peruvian ensemble De Rompe y Raja.

Maria De La Rosa, multi-award-winning artist and choreographer, specializing in son jarocho.

Camilo Landau, Grammy-nominated musician specialized in Latin and Caribbean music.

Maya Kronfeld, piano player and jazz keyboardist.

Joseph Fort, Director of King's College London Choir.

Gareth Wilson, Director of Chapel Music and assistant Director of Music at Girton College, Cambridge University.

Benedict Hymas, tenor at Stile Antico.

Joseph McHardy, harpsichordist at La Serenissima and other international ensembles.

Isaac Pastor-Chermak, Principal Cello at Portland Opera and other international ensembles.

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