Nano Stern is a young chilean artist riding the crest of the New Wave of Chilean Song, with a devoted following that stretches out from Chile, into Latin America and out to Europe and Australia. Nano writes, sings and speak about issues bigger than himself with a deep sense of social justice. He has been highly active in issues in Chile such as human rights, the environment and student rights. Nano has a true and honest universal message delivered with high energy, top level musicality, dwelling deeply into the tradition whilst being contemporary with the passion of youth. He is carving out his own musical path in life.
Nano's style is an Indie-Folk-Rock- Jazz fusion; deeply rooted in traditional Chilean music and inspired by legends like Violeta Parra and Inti-Illimani, yet combined with a host of influences absorbed from his patiperro travels around the world, as well as his early classical training. Added to the mix is a love for rock, which results in a truly unique sound, the whole becoming greater than the sum of the parts. Stern is an accomplished musician, playing a range of instruments from Spanish and electric guitar, violin to the Andean and Nordic flutes. Not to be underrated is the power and emotion that emanates from his vocal prowess and his intimate and rousing connection to his audiences, at home in Chile and across the world.
At only 27 years old, Stern's rise to fame has been meteoric, recently celebrating a recording career spanning five years and including four award winning and critically acclaimed solo albums: Nano Stern, Voy y Vuelvo, Los Espejos and Las Torres de Sal, as well as a live solo album in Australia, a DVD in Chile and collaborating on European-based albums, including with Swedish guitar master Mattias Perez ("Otoñal") and with youth folk super group, Ethno in Transit. In 2011, Nano emerged as a producer of an award winning album for Australian world and folk legend, Kavisha Mazella.
Nano has attracted a dedicated following wherever he goes, from the smallest local communities in the southern most human settlement of Patagonia to the biggest stages in Chile. In Australia he has consistently been the stand out new act at leading festivals such WOMADelaide, Woodford & Port Fairy while in Europe he has gone from barefoot hitchhiking through Ethno gatherings on to the stages of festivals such as Sziget, Viljandi, Bardentreffen, Kaustinen, Viljandi and many others. And in between all of those albums and festivals, he has performed countless shows to enthralled audiences in theatres, community halls and other places where music is loved. A special feature of his festival appearances is his very popular workshop on on Latin American music.
"Nano Stern is a live phenomenon." Andrew Cronshaw FRoots Magazine UK