Mariella was born in Versailles, France as a small child came to the United States with her parents. Her father is French and mother Cuban there was always variety of music played at home. By the age of 5 she was playing the Piano under the direction of R. Montenegro a graduate student of Ernesto Lecuona who expanded her love for Classical music and composition. By the age of 12 years old she performed her first composition for Public Schools. She attended The American College of Musicians yearly competition. In 2012 Mariella was appointed one of the Resident Composers for the Florida Chamber Orchestra under the tutelage of Conductor Marlene Urbay. Her passion for performing, composing and singing is electrifying. Putting lyrics and creating music is so empowering specially when you hear someone sing or hum your music "says Mariella".
Mariella revolutionized the sound of Adult Contemporary music with Ballad Style Piano and Orchestra Compositions. Her new release to be out in March 2021 is a genre very dear to her heart and is set to be released world wide titled "Your Name Is Love". She is currently in the studio recording several singles to be released sometime later this summer.
In 2020 she was approach by UK Director Matthew Cooper to composer music for his new Horror film "Markham". A huge success in Europe now being presented to Amazon Prime and Netflix.
Along with her career highlights Mariella is best known for songs such as “ Sweet Moments”. In 2010 she released her first CD titled “Sweet Moments” and it was an instant success and received National Recognition and radio play throughout the United States and Canada, the Album was also accepted by the Grammy Awards for a nomination. The next album released November of 2015 Titled "St. Cecilia " is an instrumental album with memorable melodies that sooth and inspire the soul.
Press Release comment:
DARKEYESOFLONDON: There's a great doomy score by Mariella Nelson Renaud which works well with the often sumptuous photography of northern coastal locations
“It is clear to me after listening to “Sweet Moments” that Mariella has beautiful music in her blood. As a composer and a musician, her work is simply fantastic.”
-- Cachao, legendary “Grandfather of Samba” and Grammy-winning recording artist.