María José Mentana

Real name: Mentana, Rosana Inés
(31 January 1961 - )
Place of birth:
San Isidro (Buenos Aires) Argentina

he started her career in 1970, at age nine, at the Channel 9 program “Grandes Valores Del Tango”. Critics regarded her as a "child prodigy".

Since then she made tours throughout Latin America and was awarded in Venezuela and Uruguay. Between 1973 and 1978 she recorded 3 discs, in the latter she included several pieces in Japanese.

In 1984 she traveled to Europe with Osvaldo Piro to appear at the “Trottoirs de Buenos Aires” and at the Galerie de Nesle in Paris, where she also recorded a disc. She toured Europe and when she returned she performed in Buenos Aires and in Santiago de Chile.

In 1991 she went to Japan with Néstor Marconi and recorded a CD titled “Tanguísimo 91”. The following year she returned with Mariano Mores and cut a new recording. On her comeback she is summoned by the Sexteto Mayor and returned to Europe.

She frequently makes tours of Latin America, but her stints in Venezuela stands out. There she appears at theaters and on television and recorded several discs. In the late 2001 she appeared with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela. That concert was recorded live. In 2002 she made a new tour of Orient, she visited 55 cities of Japan and 10 cities of Taiwan.

She is regularly invited to appear with the Orquesta Nacional de Música Argentina “Juan de Dios Filiberto” led by Néstor Marconi and Atilio Stampone.

In the late 2003 she released “Este es mi Lugar”, accompanied by young musicians.