Triston Marcano (born 25 November 1989, Trinidad)
Born in Port-of-Spain Trinidad, Triston Marcano is a former calypsonian/vocalist, and now a musical composer, arranger/director, soloist and teacher. At age five, he won his school's calypso competition. From thereon, he began to compete in championships around the nation. Triston began learning the steel pan at age eight. By age eleven, he had seven calypso championships to his name, and his father (deceased) built a house studio where he began producing. As his teenage years came on and lack of support (early loss of his parents), he leaned more to performing on the steelpan. Since then, he has taught several steel-pan workshops and performed with over 30 bands for the National Panorama competition. He began his career as a musical arranger in 2010, with the band Pan-Demonium. Covering several solo performances in his native land, Triston was also nominated for a National Youth Award on two occasions for his work in arts and culture (2008, 2012).
He has taught basic music and steelpan performance to children in T&T and in the Caribbean region, particularly in the island of Saint Maarten. It was there he had the opportunity to work under Isidore York aka Mighty Dow, IRAWMA Hall of Famer and knighted under the Order of the Orange Nassau (Dutch Kingdom). In 2013, he also had the opportunity of being on two major projects; being part of the Siparia Deltones steel-band for the recording of the album "From Siparia to Soweto" with South African legend, Hugh Masekela. Also, he appeared in the movie PAN! Our Music Odyssey, and did lead playing a solo for the song "Rum and Coca Cola" for the vintage recordings of the soundtrack. For the movie, he worked among Ray Holman, and Andy Narell.
Triston is currently pursuing his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Music at the Academy of Performing Arts, UTT (University of Trinidad and Tobago). So far, he has arranged for bands like: La Famille United Steel Orchestra (Panorama 2012 single pan), Morvant Ebonites (Panorama 2014-small band), Pan-Demonium (Panorama 2010-small band), and now Sforzata for Panorama 2016 and 2017.