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Supporting musicians: Cuban pianist Milly Riquelme-Toomey releases new album

Jan 25 2021

Milly Riquelme-Toomey has been a Piano teacher at Sherborne Preparatory School since 2017. At Sherborne Prep, Milly inspires young pianists and collaborates with the ABRSM Exams as an accompanist whilst continuing to perform extensively as a solo artist and with her Latin band, 'La Cubana'. 

Graduating in Musicology with Honours from the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA) in Havana in 2006, Milly has collaborated as a musical director and pianist with Cuban Salsa and Latin bands in Havana. Joining the band Conexion Salsera as a Pianist, Milly recorded an album and collaborated with other well-known other Cuban Musicians such as Nicolas Sirgado and Mayito Ribera, pillars of the popular Cuban and Latin jazz in Cuba. 

After a tour to Asia as a pianist, Milly developed a passion for jazz and moved to England to collaborate with Tom Toomey, lead guitarist of The Zombies, to record and write for the album 'Gambia'. 

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