Cuban born Dahilenys Ricardo has achieved an extensive career in piano since 1994. Ms. Ricardo joined the Encore family in 2017.
In 1994, Ms. Ricardo began her music studies at the Vocational School of Arts and soon started participating in children music competitions winning several awards (1998, Prize for Best Cuban Music Performance and First Place.) In 2001 she participated in the Iberoamerican Piano Competition, where she obtained the Award for Best Performance of Polyphonic Music and second place in the territorial contest. In 2002, Ms. Ricardo graduated from the Elementary level and moved on to the upper middle level at National School of Music. During the 4 years at the ENA, Ms. Ricardo participated in all the competitions and events of the chair, until she graduated in 2006. Later that year, she participated in the social service at the EVA of Santa Clara as a piano teacher.
In September 2007, Ms. Ricardo started her career in Sound Music Direction at ISA. In 2008, she worked for the first time as a sound engineer in the making of the CD/DVD for the guitarist Rosa Matos “Praise and Spiral” tribute to Leo Brouwer under the production of Juan Piñera. This record was then nominated for the Lucas Awards for Best Soundtrack. Later that year, Ms. Ricardo participated in the making of the CD “Orgullo de los Soneros” by the group Septeto Habanero under the production of Adolfo Costales and Rafael Guedes. This production was later nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of traditional music. In 2009, Ms. Ricardo participated in the production of the CD “Concierto Tumbao” by the pianist Emilio Morales under the production of Emilio Vega, which was nominated for the category of best recording in the Cubadisco of 2011.
Ms. Ricardo also participated in the production of the CD “Breaking the Routine” in 2011 by Omara Portuondo under the production of Miguel Paterson. Ms. Ricardo also participated in the production of the CD “Tribute to the Compadres” of the septet of Santiago under the production of Joaquin Betancourt in 2012. Later that year, Ms. Ricardo took part of “Piano a la Carte” CD by pianist Emilio Morales under the production of Emilio Vega, which was then nominated for the best recording at Cubadisco 2014. She also took part of the CD “Poblinas” by Augusto Blanca under the production of Emilio Vega. In 2014, Ms. Ricardo participated CD “Versatile” by Tony Pedrozo under the production of Irving Frontela.
In 2014, Ms. Ricardo was a teacher of Piano and Music Theory in Dubai. Since joining Encore Academy of the Arts in Miami in 2017, she also joined BridgePrep Academy in 2019 as a music teacher.