International composer, pianist, singer, and musical educator Carlos Zapién is a true musical genius. His work is exceedingly innovative and versatile in terms of expression. Zapién has participated in several prominent opera productions in the Americas and abroad. He has collaborated with outstanding conductors such as Hansjörg Albrecht, Robert Ashens, Frieder Bernius, Hermann Breuer, Luis Berber, Jörg-Hannes Hahn, Manfred Honeck, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Glen Cortese, David Parry, Bernhard Epstein, and Sebastian Krahnert.
Zapién stays active in the community often encouraging others to pursue their musical dreams. In 2011, he founded Ars Vocalis Mexico, a festival and academy of vocal music, which gave many talented Mexican singers, previously selected through an audition process, the opportunity to learn from renowned international exponents of vocal art and to excel in diverse musical presentations. Zapién is also the artistic director and founder of the Cathedral Concert Series in Tucson, Arizona. Still in all, despite Zapién’s many accolades and accomplishments, there is nothing as breathtaking as hearing him perform. Zapién’s latest offering Tú Me Acostumbraste is truly a work of genius.
Originally composed by Frank Domínguez, Carlos Zapién is able to create an enthralling version of this masterful tune that possesses an air of relentless timelessness in the tradition of bolero song. Zapién’s voice is equally enchanting and is able to ride along the measures of Tú Me Acostumbraste’s exotic instrumentation with ease. The music’s tantalizing use of the flugelhorn and classical guitar provide a warm atmosphere for romantic chorale that is layered by the craftiness of acoustic bass.
Carlos Zapién has put together a wonderful music video for Tú Me Acostumbraste that was filmed in Mazatlan. The fragrant visuals of romantic charm are painted across the screen much like the simplicity of the song, yet still in the rich taste of elegance. There are so many layers to this visual construct as the world shared between man and woman will always be special as long as everyone is present. The music video for Tú Me Acostumbraste perfectly compliments the track’s amorous nature. Carlos Zapién is dressed in seeming casual business attire and by his side is a beautiful lady. As they share the night together all the romantic lyricism of Tú Me Acostumbraste comes to life. Carlos Zapién has produced a winner by keeping love first with Tú Me Acostumbraste.