Mariana Paras Peña
MARIANA PARÁS – PERFORMER ON HISTORICAL & MODERN BASSOONS
A native of Victoria Tamaulipas, Mexico and studied in Germany, Mariana Parás Peña completed the German Diplom (Master equivalent) in Orchestral Music – Bassoon & Contrabassoon under Prof. Henrik Rabien in the University for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. She studied also a Master of Music in Historical Research and Performance – Dulcian, Baroque and Classical Bassoon with the support of her teachers Dr. Donna Agrell and Javier Zafra.
Mariana Paras is rapidly garnering praise for her nuanced, bold and insightful performances of repertoire ranging from 17th to 21st century music
As historical bassoonist, Mariana has performed with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Nordic Baroque Orchestra (Norway), Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye, La Tirata Ensemble, La Rejouissanse Baroque Orchestra, Freiburger Barockorchester Akademie, Simon Bolivar Baroque Orchestra (Venezuela), etc., and in Festivals like The American Bach Soloists in San Francisco, Händel Festspiele in Karlsruhe (Germany), Trondheim (Norway) Ancient Music Festival, and so on.
Teaching And Reed Making
As well as flourishing concert schedule, Mariana has a thriving teaching career and a small but fine reed making business.