A model and tv host and a pianist are some of the people who have reached stardom out of their island.
Mahani Teave is a native of Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) and its only concert pianist. She began her piano studies there in 1992 when violinist Erica Putney arrived with the island’s first piano. Later that same year Mahani met concert pianist Roberto Bravo who urged her family to move to mainland Chile so that Mahani could study with Professor Ximena Cabello at the Conservatorio de Musica of the Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia. After graduating with Highest Distinction, she furthered her studies with Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music, in Ohio, USA, where she received her Master of Music in Piano.
Info and photo: Mahani Teave Official Site
Hotu Iti is a model, tv host, dancer and entrepreneur who has appeared in the Chilean television in shows as important as “Sabado Gigante” host by Don Francisco. He is also a Business Manager so he alternates his time between television and running events of artistic and publicitary kind for enterprises.
Photo: Hotuiti Teao Official Site