Marina Lopez is a Pittsburgh-based composer, pianist, and budding writer. Born and raised in Mexico City, she has a deep interest in exploring the psychological, ethnomusicological, and physical roots of her heritage.
In 2014 her piece Sunstroke was selected by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as part of their 10th Annual Student Composers Reading Session. Her music has been performed by the Transient Canvas, Carpe DiemQuartet, Resonance Works, the Carnegie Mellon University Contemporary Ensemble, Ovre Arts Ensemble, theCarnegie Mellon University Philharmonic, Kamratōn Ensemble, and Boston’s White Snake Projects, amongst others.
Her first Opera, Not Our First American, was premiered at Pittsburgh Opera on April 13th 2019, as part of Co-Opera; a year-long collaboration between Pittsburgh Opera and Carnegie Mellon’s Music and Drama departments. She is currently engaged in projects with the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, White Snake Projects, and Philadelphia’s Counter)induction Ensemble