Reynaliz Herrera is a professional musician, percussionist, composer and educator. Reynaliz began pursuing music at the Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza in Monterrey (Mexico) with maestro Noel Savon. She holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of Ottawa and recently graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a Master of Music in Percussion Performance.
She has performed and collaborated with renowned ensembles such as The National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada, The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, The Boston Conservatory Orchestra, Mexican Dance Group: Danza Contemporanea en Concierto, and The Boston Opera Collaborative. She has engaged in solo recitals and performances which include repertoire of her own works in countries such as U.S.A, Mexico, Cuba, Canada, Spain, Italy and Germany, and has collaborated with prestigious artists such as Bob Becker, Evelyn Glennie, Pinchas Zukerman, Ian Bernard, and Gunter Schuller. She has also been marimba and percussion soloist several times with The National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada (One of them Broadcasted by CBC Radio Canada National wide), and recently made an appearance at the concert series “My first NAC” performing one of her recent compositions. As well, Reynaliz has performed in important international festivals such as SXSW in Austin, TX, and The New York International Fringe Festival 2015 (NYC) performing and directing her own show “Ideas, Not Theories”. She has also achieved receiving international awards and winning competitions such as The National Youth Award (Mexico, 2005), The State Youth Award (Mexico, 2009), The Festival Percuba´s International Percussion Competition in La Havana, Cuba (2002), The National Arts Center of Canada´s Bursary Competition (2005), and the MTV Latinamerica “agent of change award” (2009).
Reynaliz is currently working on her own music project that features percussion theatre using unconventional instruments such as bikes, and body percussion. Along those lines, Reynaliz is trying to promote the use of the bicycle as a musical instrument. She is also percussion instructor at several afterschool programs in Boston.