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Sara Ontaneda

Sara Ontaneda is an Ecuadorian-American singer-songwriter, composer, and producer trained in contemporary styles in voice, guitar and piano. 

Sara discovered her passion for music at a young age. At age 7 she started piano lessons and at age 9 she joined her school's choir. At age 13, she moved to Guayaquil, Ecuador where she learned that she was serious about music. She studied classical music in the conservatories in Guayaquil and at the same time discovered she enjoyed contemporary music as well. Sara joined jazz and bossa nova bands which led her to perform in important Ecuadorian venues like Diva Nicotina, Teatro Centro de Arte, and Teatro Sanchez Aguilar. It was during her teens that she began her singer-songwriter phase, and recorded/produced her songs at a mentor's home studio, Susy Nickel Productions. 

The love for music placed her in Berklee College of Music where she majored in Contemporary Writing and Production. She graduated with honors and received scholarship awards for her efforts. By collaborating with other musicians in the recording studio, Sara also gained experience in musical direction and production.

In August 2014, Sara released her single "Pero Hoy" worldwide in digital format under the CVRA LVDORVM label. The song is available in Itunes, Spotify and other musical platforms, and is played constantly in Ecuadorian radios. It has been praised in music journals like IndieHoy and Datainfox.  She is currently working as a musician, both performing and composing between USA (New England area and New York) and Ecuador, accepting all challenges that come her way. Recently, Sara finished her first EP, "Marte y Jupiter EP" where she took the roles of writer, recording engineer, and producer.

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Tres Gatos Book Club