The pianist Luz Maria Puente died this Tuesday at the age of 97, recognized for her great artistic career and as a trainer of distinguished generations of Mexican pianists.
Through social networks, both the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL) and the Palace of Fine Arts, lamented the death of the legendary artist.
“With regret, we mourn the death of the great pianist Luz Maria Puente, who leaves behind a successful artistic career and training of performers. In 2017 he received the Fine Arts Medal.
The @cultura_mx and INBAL send condolences to her son Jorge Federico Osorio and her family ”, expressed INBAL.
Puente was born in the city of Los Angeles, California, but since her childhood, she lived in Mexico. From an early age, she began her love for music, and at the age of 14, she entered the National Conservatory of Music with teachers Angélica Morales and Alberto Montero.
As she grew in her career, she created her own teaching methodology giving piano lessons for children, and later she was part of the Fine Arts Concertistas for almost 60 years.
In 2015, the National Council for Culture awarded her the Mozart Medal in the Merit category, and in 2017, the pianist received the Fine Arts Medal, for her great career.
She stood out for her work as a recitalist and soloist in orchestras in Mexico, the United States, and Europe.