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. While her passion for composition and performance is a strong focus working with artist as a songwriter is truly wonderful. Putting lyrics and creating music is so empowering specially when you hear a singer bring it to life "says Mariella".
Mariella revolutionized the sound of Adult Contemporary music with Ballad Style Piano and Orchestra Compositions. Along with her career highlights Mariella is best known for songs such as “Unforgettable You” and Sweet Moments”. In 2004 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.
A passionate composer always creating new memorable music, that will move the soul.
In 2006 Mariella was named Resident Composer for the Florida Chamber Orchestra under the Tutelage of Conductor Marlene Urbay. The Florida Chamber Orchestra has been performing concerts for over 20 years as one of Florida's leading Orchestras serving the community and leading the way for its young musicians.
Mariella, after releasing her 2nd album “Healing for the Soul” in 2005 was again busy written new beautiful ballads for most of 2006 and 2007. In early 2008 she was named Resident Composer of the Florida Chamber Orchestra under the Direction of Marlene Urbay where their focus is to expand the Cultural Arts throughout the United States and provide Internships to Students in the music field. With the busy schedule of the Orchestra and performances finally the time has come to wind down and focus on the third album. It has been a very busy 4 years.
The next album released November of 2010 is a collaboration with various renowned singers such as Wendy Bello, who was to tour and and Perform hit singles such as “Mi Gran Amor “ and “Porque Te Amo” Wendy’s majestic voice gives life to these beautiful songs. This collaboration between composer and singer brings back the memories of a time when artist sat around and created their best music by just being in the moment with the composer.
In 2017 she released "Love Above All" with great reviews an instrumental with captivating melodies.
Press Release comment:
“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.