About Reynaliz Herrera

Boston based, and originally from Mexico, REYNALIZ HERRERA is a musician, percussionist, composer, educator, and producer.

Reynaliz has performed internationally (sometimes her own works) in Mexico, US, Canada, Cuba (Teatro Amadeo Roldan), Spain (Palau Hall), Germany and Italy. Has performed with National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada (soloist), Double Edge Theater, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, Danza Contemporanea en Concierto (Mexico- performer and composer). Her compositions have been performed by universities, Public Poetry Houston, FORT percussion ensemble, and soon by JU Percussion Group.

Since 2012, Reynaliz has been director, composer and lead performer of her theatrical percussion company for unconventional instruments IDEAS, NOT THEORIES, where she offers several programs featuring her original music for bicycles and more, and which she has presented in the U.S, Canada and Mexico at International Festival of Arts & Ideas (CT), Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Currents New Media Festival (NM), Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, NYU/KoSA/HLAG Day of Percussion NY, National Arts Center of Canada, M.I.T, Flea Theater (NY), NY International Fringe Festival, ILLUMINUS, Peabody Essex Museum, Cambridge Public Libraries, World Maker Faire NY, and Children’s Museums in Boston, Brooklyn and Philadelphia. Funded by The Boston Foundation and Somerville Arts Council, in 2021 she premiered her new composition “BIKEncerto: a concerto for solo bicycle and orchestra” (featuring herself and her own “Ideas, Not Theories Orchestra”).

Now teaching at ZUMIX, Reynaliz studied at Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza (Mexico), University of Ottawa (BMUS), and Boston Conservatory (MM). Teachers included Nancy Zeltsman, Sam Solomon, John Grimes, Keith Aleo, Ian Bernard, Bob Becker and Noel Savon.

Reynaliz has received awards like National Youth Award 2004 (Mexico), PERCUBA 2002 International Percussion Competition (Cuba), National Arts Center of Canada´s Bursary Competition 2005, and MTV Latin America’s agent of change award 2009.