Mahani Teave

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Mahani Teave
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Background information
Born (1983-02-14) February 14, 1983 (age 35)
Hawaii, US
Genres Classical
Instruments Piano

Mahani Teave (born 14 February 1983) is a classical pianist from Easter Island, Chile.


Teave was born on Hawaii, from a Rapa Nui father and an American mother.[1] She attended the Austral University and studied music at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Hanns Eisler Music Academy (where she received the Konrad Adenauer Fellowship).[2][3]


Teave is considered to be Easter Island's only classical musician.[3] She began playing classical music as a child and after her teacher left the island, Teave's family moved to mainland Chile so she could continue her musical education.[2]

Teave has toured globally, including performances throughout Chile, Europe, and Asia.[2] Her first performance in Canada was in 2014 at the Carleton University symposium celebrating Franz Liszt.[3]

In 2012, Teave founded the Easter Island Music School, the first music school on the island, teaching piano, cello, ukulele, and violin.[2][4][5]


In 2008, Teave's performance of Rachmaninov's Concerto No. 1 (with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile) was award the APES Prize for the best classical music performance in Chile.[3][6]

Additional awards Teave has won include the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition (2004), Claudio Arrau International Piano Competition (1999), and Merit Prize (arts) from Andrés Bello University (2012).[3]

In 2012 Teave was selected to become a Steinway & Sons Artist.[3][7]

In 2016 she received the Advancement of Women Award from Scotiabank for her leadership and work on Easter Island promoting music.[8]


  1. ^ "Pianista pascuense debuta con la Orquesta Sinfónica". EMOL (in Spanish). 25 July 2006. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Long, Gideon (7 August 2012). "Easter Island's only concert pianist". BBC News. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Celebrating Liszt" (PDF). Carleton University. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Pianist Mahani Teave launches international campaign to build a music school in Easter Island". This is Chile. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  5. ^ Edwards, Isabel Custer (13 January 2017). "The Music School on the Most Isolated Island in the World". Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  6. ^ In-sil, Yang (December 2012). "KF Gallery Open Stage". KoreaFoundation. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Mahani Teave". Steinway & Sons. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Scotiabank entregó reconocimiento a Mahani Teave". (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 November 2017.

External links

  • Official website (Archived 26 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.)
  • Performances by One Toki Rapa Nui and the music school on Easter Island
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