Marco

Hernandez

Marco Hernandez comes from a musical family in the Dominican Republic. His mother, a classical pianist & professor of the national conservatory, engenders in him a love for music and playing the piano. His uncle, renown music producer Jorge Taveras, introduces him to the world of jingles as a vocalist from the time he is 14 years old.

 

During his teen and early adult years in Santo Domingo, Marco is the musical director, pianist and vocalist for two widely, popular rock bands. However, his interest in developing his musical talent motivates him to return to more formal studies. In 1986, Marco applies for and receives a scholarship to study piano performance at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 1987, he interrupts his studies to form part of the internationally acclaimed tropical Latin band, Juan Luis Guerra y 4.40. In 1999, he departs from his role as a vocalist in the band and secures a record deal with BMG US Latin as the music producer and lead vocalist for a tropical music project. In March 2000, his hit single, "Soy un Sabordin" debuts on Billboard's Latin Music charts. In 2005, Marco wins his first Latin Grammy as music producer for Best Christian Album, "Para Ti", for Juan Luis Guerra y 4.40. In 2008, he wins his second Latin Grammy as well as the American Grammy as producer of the album “Señor Bachata" for Jose Feliciano in the categories Best Contemporary Tropical Album and Best Tropical Latin Album, respectively.

 

Throughout his career, Marco continues to produce music for national and international campaigns for many prominent clients. In 2011 and 2012, Marco ventures into new

musical territory. First, composing and arranging the musical score for several domestic short films based on the works of literary figure, Juan Bosch. Both the musical score and the films receive critical acclaim in the Dominican Republic and

Spain, where the films are released. Second, for composing and arranging the musical score to a theatrical production of Little Red Riding Hood at the celebrated cultural center in Santo Domingo, Palacio de Bellas Artes. Sold out performances attest to critics' rave reviews of the music and dramatization.

 

Currently, Marco is teaming up with a variety of male and female vocalists from his native Dominican Republic, as well as long time friend and band mate from 4.40, Roger Zayas. Each vocalist adds their unique vocal personality to Marco's musical compositions, creating a unique musical experience for the listener. FincaFusion, this latest project, reflects a unique blend of a lifetime of Marco's musical experiences and expertise with the vocals of tomorrow's superstars.

 

Durante su adolescencia en la ciudad de Santo Domingo, fue director musical, pianista y vocalista de dos de las bandas de rock más populares del momento. 

 

En el año 1986, ingresa a la Universidad de Berklee College of Music en Boston, MA. con una beca para estudiar Piano Performance. En 1987, interrumpe sus estudios para formar parte de la muy afamada banda Juan Luis Guerra & 440. En 1999, decide salir del grupo para lanzar su propio proyecto tropical, el cual es firmado por la compañía discográfica BMG US Latin como compositor, arreglista, productor y vocalista a la vez.

 

•En el 2005, gana su primer Grammy Latino como productor musical para el Mejor Album Cristiano “Para Ti” de Juan Luis Guerra y 440. En el 2008, gana su segundo Grammy Latino y el Grammy Americano como productor por el álbum Señor Bachata de José Feliciano en la categoría Mejor Álbum Contemporáneo Tropical y Mejor Álbum Tropical Latino, respectivamente.

 

Ha sido productor de proyectos musicales nacionales e internacionales para clientes como Pepsi-Cola, Coca-Cola, Budweiser y Cerveza Presidente, entre otros.

 

En el 2011 y 2012 experimenta una nueva faceta y compone y arregla la música para documentales cortos basados en la obra literaria de Juan Bosch. Luego, compone y arregla la música de la obra teatral La Cenicienta, la cual fue presentada en el auditorio de Bellas Artes

 

Recientemente compuso y  produjo todos los temas del proyecto Fincafusion que agrupa jóvenes artistas dominicanos.

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