Young Cuban pianist Harold Lopez Nussa grew up in a prominent musical family, with his father, acclaimed drummer Ruy Lopez Nussa, and uncle, pianist Ernan Lopez Nussa. After classical music studies at the Amadeo Roldan Academy of Music in Cuba, the proficient young musician took a strong interest in jazz and Cuban music, and enrolled at the Instituto Superior de Arte. In 2005, Nussa won the prestigious Montreux Jazz Piano Competition, spawning invitations to perform around the world. The Montreux win also allowed him to record his own compositions, and in 2006, he released his long-awaited first album, Sobre el atelier, featuring Nussa originals, as well as standards from Wayne Shorter and Chucho Valdés. In 2009, he released Herencia, with his brother Ruys. El pais de las maravillas followed in 2011.