Tony Sala, classical pianist and composer, born in Havana, Cuba, in 1935. Tony started piano lessons at age 6. “My music loving family inspired a passion within me from the earliest years to today,” he says. Consistently placing first among his peers during formal competitions, Tony ultimately completed piano studies at age 17 at the prestigious Carlos Alfredo Peyrellade Conservatory in Havana. In 1958, he graduated from Villanova University’s branch in Havana with a B.S. in Accounting.
In 1961, Tony left Cuba and settled in Philadelphia, USA, where he embarked upon a successful career in accounting and finance spanning over 40 years. In 1986 Tony volunteered his talents to the members of the St. Mary of the Lakes Church Community in Medford, NJ, serving as organist to this day. All throughout this period, Tony continued his love for music, maintaining a focus and diligence towards piano playing.
After retiring in 2003 from a full-time professional life in accounting and finance, Tony embraced his passion for delivering inspiring live performances on a full-time basis.