Latin American Harp Festival 2008

Born and raised as a cowboy in Buena Vista, Caazapá - Paraguay. Mariano grew up in a family of harpists. At 5, he began playing under the tutelage of his father and grandfather. His first public gig, as a filler, was for a dance party. Other band members were so impressed by his skills that he was offered a position in the band. He was 10 years old.

A world class performer, Mariano is an extraordinary harpist, composer, and harp maker. He has been mesmerizing audiences around the world with solo performances in prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Royal Wedding in London, and Lyon & Healy International Jazz & Pop Harpfest 2007, Salt Lake City.