Martha Marchena has been acclaimed as one of the most innovative and powerful pianists of today.

Before immigrating to the United States in 1979, Ms Marchena was one of Cuba's leading pianists. She has toured and performed extensively in North and South America and Europe. As a Professor in the Music Department at Kean University, Martha contributes greatly to the success of that department.

The selection below comes from Ms Marchena's CD, Sonoric Rituals, Twentieth Century Latin American Piano Music - a CD that won a special honor in the Vienna Modern Masters Recording Competition in Vienna, Austria.

Click here to hear Ms Marchena perform the Toccata by Alicia Terzian