Professor of Piano
Faculty of Arts Cuyo University
AND FOUNDER OF OSTINATO
De Marinis was born in Mendoza, Argentina. She studied piano with
Ada Senzacqua and Roberto Caamaño in Argentina, and Walter Blankenheim
in Germany, where she obtained a Master's degree in piano performance.
Her extensive career as a performer includes recitals as a solo
pianist, and in chamber music and concerto settings. She has performed
in several countries worldwide, including USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany,
England, Italy and Norway, in cities such as New York, London, Roma,
Montreal, Oslo, Mexico City and Stuttgart.
is a gifted teacher, and has produced many succesful and recognized
pianists. Her ongoing interest in developing a personal musical
identity in harmony with the musical heritage of her country has
impelled her to include in her vast classical repertoire, many works
by Argentinean composers such as Alberto Ginastera, Julio Perceval,
Luis Gianneo, Carlos Guastavino and Juan Jose Castro. For more than
two decades she has championed this music in recordings and recitals
in Argentina and abroad.
De Marinis' interpretations have been praised by critics worldwide
for the depth and intensity of her musical ideas, for her power
of communication and for the beauty of her sound. She has been awarded
several honors, such as the Argentine "Gran Premio Los Andes" to
the best artistic recording production of 1994, the "Outstanding
Woman Award" in Mendoza in 1994, and the "A.C.E." award to the best
classical music recording in 1995 for the recording of Alberto Ginastera's
complete works for piano. She has organized, directed, and participated
in the recording projects of music by Alberto Ginastera, Juan José
Castro and Carlos Guastavino. She recently completed the recording
of Ginastera's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the Slovak Radio
Symphony Orchestra, which will be released in 2001 by a major European
Dora De Marinis, a mature and cultivated pianist, conveyed a feeling
of security, delicacy and pianistic bravura during the complex rhythms
of the fast first and last dances, while bringing great warmth and
an ample dynamic range to the doleful melody of the second dance...
With her polished and brilliant technique she was able to create
a joyous and communicative version of 'Suite Infantil'" Badishe
Neueste Nachrrichten, Karlsruhe, Germany.
the 'Alberto Ginastera' group for pianistic study paid a brief visit
to Oslo. Professor Dora De Marinis, who formed and directs the group,
performed, together with other pianists in the group, works by Carlos
Guastavino, Juan José Castro and Alberto Ginastera. It was
a performance of great sensitivity and professionalism, and it created
a notable communication between the public and the performers..."
The Magazine. Oslo, Norway. December 1997.
An important artistic production... the recording of the complete
works for piano by Alberto Ginastera [directed by Dora De Marinis]
is a relevant and exceptional accomplishment. It deserves the highest
praises." Alberto Emilio Gimenez, La Nacion. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
their accurate performances [the pianists] demonstrated the high
level of our music. [The Ginastera project] is a valuable enterprise."
Luis Abrego, Primera Fila. Mendoza, Argentina.
works by Alberto Ginastera allowed the performers to show their
dexterity and technical proficiency, without overlooking the naturalness
of expression of the enchanted and poetic rhythms and the intense
melodies with folk roots." Fausto Alonso, Diario Uno. Mendoza, Argentina.
interpretation of the group was noteworthy not only for its high
artistic quality, but also for the thoughtfulness and depth of the
musical research, and for the remarkable integration of several
generations of pianists into a homogenous group where there are
no "divas," but rather a common goal of erving the music." Raul
Busnadiego, Notas y Notas. Mendoza, Argentina.