Young Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa grew up in a prominent musical family, with his father, acclaimed drummer Ruy López-Nussa, and uncle, pianist Ernan López-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. He released Herencia, with his brother Ruys in 2009, El pais de las maravillas in 2011 and New Day in 2013.