Through her deep commitment to new music of all periods, pianist Ana Cervantes puts different times, sensibilities and musical voices into dialogue. Impassioned creator of connections, she opens doors for her listeners. She has inspired, commissioned and been the guiding force for major collections of new piano music from the most eminent living composers of the Americas and Europe.
For Canto de la Monarca: Mujeres en México / Song of the Monarch: Women in México (2008-2013) Ana Cervantes asked 16 composers of six countries for a piece for solo piano inspired by women who had transcendental roles in Mexican history. The project’s symbol is the Monarch butterfly: a potent metaphor for persistence and valor in a seemingly fragile body.