Nominated for Outstanding Latin Artist 9th annual LA Music Awards
Latin Artist of the Year – 10th annual LA Music Awards
Claudia Alejandra Menkarski (born July 21, 1968), commonly known as Claudia Brant, is an Argentine composer, producer and singer of international acclaim. She has composed songs for singers like Il Divo, Ricky Martin, Ednita Nazario, Anahí, Santana, Luis Fonsi, Chayanne, Tito Nieves, Olga Tañón, Paulina Rubio, La Ley or Víctor Manuelle. Claudia also has teamed with composers as famous as the acclaimed David Foster, Walter A., Noel Schajris (Sin Bandera), Gianmarco, Jorge Luis Piloto, Luis Fonsi and Gabriel Flores. She have been appointed in March 2013, Senior Vice President in the Hall of Fame Latino Composers (LSHOF for its acronym in English), founded por Desmond Child and Rudy Pérez.
Born Claudia Alejandra Menkarski in July 21, 1968 in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she grew up. Influenced by her parents, who listened to a diverse range of music (Frank Sinatra to Nino Bravo), Claudia Brant discovered her love for music from the age of six, when she composed her first song. Seeing this, her parents gave her a guitar and she started playing it by ear. Then they put her in guitar lessons. Then she learned to play also bass and piano. Writing verses, however, was very easy for her and because she had no siblings she spent hours in her room trying to find chords and invent melodies, while writing her songs and recording her compositions on cassette. Her first experiences in music she lived it in the study. She worked in the recording of jingles and even got a contract with a label. Between the ages of 16 and 17 she worked in Argentina writing songs about the typical problems of adolescents. Diego Torres and Cristian Castro recorded her songs, which led her to Los Angeles, California. Later, she returned to Buenos Aires, where she studied architecture.
Professionally, she started composing at 19 or 20 years and started singing in 1991. It was in this year when she won the Festival OTI in Mexico with the theme ‘¿Dónde estás ahora?’ (‘Where are you now? )”. Between 2006 and 2007 she began working with regional Mexican music exponents. Despite all her success, “No me doy por vencido”, a song recorded by Luis Fonsi (and composed by both artists) in 2008, has been the song most successful of Claudia Brant so far. The song reached # 1 in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and most of Central and South America. She has also released five solo albums that include songs written for other artists. She composed songs like “Más” (More) by Ricky Martin, “Gritar” (Scream) and “Respira” (Beathe) by Luis Fonsi, “Camina conmigo” (Walk with me) by Haash or “Hasta el final” (Until the end) by Il Volo.
In 2011, she released the album “Manuscrito” (Manuscript), an album containing her own versions of musical hits composed by her but sung before by other artists: “No me doy por vencido”, of Luis Fonsi, “Ni rosas ni juguetes”, of Paulina Rubio, etc).
ript), an album containing her own versions of musical hits composed by her but sung before by other artists: “No me doy por vencido”, of Luis Fonsi, “Ni rosas ni juguetes”, of Paulina Rubio, etc).