The Venezuelan pianist Clara Marcano has studied; in Caracas with Cristina Pereira, in London with the eminent Austrian pianist and with teacher Edith Vogel at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In New York Clara also took private lessons with Konrad Wolff (1907-1989), the distinguished pianist, teacher and author who was a direct disciple of the legendary Austrian pianist Artur Schnabel.
In Venezuela Mrs. Marcano taught at various institutions and also gave masterclasses and seminars in Caracas and the province. She has been invited as a jury member of piano competitions in Venezuela, Cuba, and England, including the Teresa Carreño Piano Competition held at the Royal College of Music in London. Clara has performed in numerous countries in North, Central and South America as well as Europe. Her cd VENEZUELA has been highly acclaimed by critics, colleagues, and audiences, and is regarded as a musical reference.
In 2014 and 2017 Mrs. Marcano was invited to perform in Denmark at the prestigious Aarhus International Guitar Festival, receiving on both occasions an enthusiastic standing ovation for her artistry.
In addition to her regular performances, Ms. Marcano has presented a lecture-recital entitled "El Merengue Caraqueño", a multi-media show that illustrates the evolution of one of the most representative and influential genres of Venezuelan popular music.
Clara Marcano is the recipient of the Orden Andres Bello award in recognition for her outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Venezuela