Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Nando Michelin came to Boston to study at Berklee, where he is now an assistant professor in the Piano Department. He also has taught at Tufts University and Longy Music School and lectured in Spain, Uruguay, Brazil, South Africa, and around the United States, to name a few places. His latest CD, Juana de America, features songs to poems by Juana de Ibarbourou, the Four Corners String Quartet, and the voice of Katie Viqueira. He has performed at such renowned venues as the Wang Center, the Kimmel Center for the Arts, and the Smithsonian. As a sideman, he has played with such artists as John Pattitucci, Eddie Gomez, Jerry Bergonzi, Randy Brecker, and bossa nova great Maucha Adnet, among others.
After some time studying flamenco styles, Michelin took on the task of writing a musical connection between Arabian, flamenco, and South American cultures. Using this concept, the Nando Michelin Group will perform music featuring the following players: Layth Sidiq on violin, Naseem Alatrash on cello, Rob Taylor on bass, Tiago Michelin on drums, and Nando on piano. With a huge variety of flamenco styles to draw on, every song is a trip that unifies all the different sounds.