Maria Cristina Plata, Latin American music performer, singer and songwriter, arranger, and guitarist graduated as Master in Music at the Autonomous University of Bucaramanga.


Among her latest accomplishments is the RTCV Award for Best Showcase at the Bogota Music Market Festival, the most important music market in Colombia.Winner of 19 awards nationwide, including Mono Nuñez Grand Award, in the Vocal Category for her work as part of the Trapiche Mole duet. This award is considered as the greatest in Colombian Andean music.


After two productions, she releases a third album, this time as a soloist, titled Todas las flores (All the Flowers), reviewed by Semana Magazine as a featured album in 2014. Her songs “Todas las flores” (All the Flowers) and “Que ya me olvidé” (I have forgotten!) have reached number one on the Top 20 of the National Radio of Colombia, being this the most important broadcasting station for folk music in the country.


She has performed in venues such as the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater and Columbus Theater (Teatro Colón) in Bogota, Colombia, and the Cervantes Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Founder and director of the Colombian Andean music duet, Trapiche Molé, where she plays the guitar and backing vocals, regarded as “the best duet in the country” in 2010, and winner of the Mono Nuñez Grand Award the same year.


With this band she has won the greatest awards, including the first place in the Festival Antioquia le canta a Colombia (Antioquia Sings to Colombia Festival) in 2010, Briceño and Añez Award at the Mono Nuñez Colombian Andean National Contest in Ginebra, Valle in 2010, first place at the 27th Hermanos Moncada National Duet Contest celebrated in Armenia, Colombia in 2007, first place at the Hermanos Martinez National Duet Contest in Floridablanca, Colombia (2007 – 2011), first place at the duet contest Príncipes de la canción (Princes of Singing) in Ibague, Colombia in 2010, and first place at the Banco de la Republica Serie de jóvenes intérpretes (Young Performers’ Series) in 2010.


With Trapiche Molé, she has recorded three albums, Colombia, un canto a la libertad (Colombia, A Song for Freedom, 2010), Trapiche Molé (2010), and Cuando llegan las tardes (When the Evenings Come, 2012). The latter recorded as a tribute to the great composer from Socorro, Santander, Colombia, Jose Alejandro Morales.

As a solo artist, she took part in the album Las voces del café, (The Voices of Coffee), led by the composer Alvaro Serrano, a work comprising female voices featuring Ana Valencia, member of the renowned duet Ana y Jaime.





  • Todas las Flores National Tour.


  • “Que ya me olvidé” (I Have Forgotten!), third single reaching number one on the Top 20 of Radio Nacional de Colombia


  • Special guest at the Mono Nuñez Festival, Ginebra, Valle, Colombia.
























  • Release of her first single as soloist, Cuándo vas a irte (When Will You Leave?)


  • Her second single, Todas las Flores peaks number one for three weeks on the Top 20 of Señal Radio Colombia


  • Releases her first solo album, Todas las Flores


  • Todas las Flores features in Semana Magazine


  • Takes part as guest singer at the Señal Radio Colombia acoustic concert along with Edson Velandia, Cruzao Ensemble, and Maria Mulata.

  • Release of the album Cuando Llegan las Tardes


  • Tribute concert for Jose Alejandro Morales at the Festival de la Cancion Inedita (Original Song Festival), Socorro, Santander, Colombia


  • Concert at the Cervantes Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil


  • Trapiche Molé National Tour


  • Wins the Mono Nuñez Grand Award, in the Vocal Category, with her duet, Trapiche Molé.


  • Trapiche Molé is regarded by the press as the best duet of Colombian Andean music.


  • Founds Trapiche Molé, a duet and band project of Colombian Andean musIc.



  • Begins her professional studies at the school of music of the Autonomous University of Bucaramanga

María Cristina Plata

Bucaramanga, Colombia

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