PROGRAMS

Private lessons, master classes, public performances, improvisation workshop, faculty concerts, international competition, and more...

August 2021

The Competition is open for advanced pianists of all ages and nationalities.

Over $15000 in prizes an incredible performance opportunities

Applicants are not required to attend the Festival to participate in the competition.

This program is designed to refine and expand the art of piano teaching, whether you are an experienced educator or in the beginning stages of your teaching career. 

FACULTY

Lanzo Luconi

Founder & Executive Director

United States/Costa Rica

Lanzo has been the recipient of multiple scholarships, competition prizes, and festival awards around the world.  A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and winner of international awards and competitions, he is opening this opportunity for international  young pianists to perform and refine their artistry.

Lanzo is a devoted educator, continuously making extraordinary efforts to provide top quality educational opportunities, proving the undeniable positive impact in our society

Ana María Orduz

Colombia

Ana María has performed in several national and international festivals and has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards, including first place in the Città di Padova international competition  (Italia) with the Betancur-Orduz piano duo.  Dr Orduz is an associate professor and the head of the Piano area at the University of Antioquia and a professor at EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia. Orduz is a Yamaha Artist since 2017.

Luis Monge

Assistant Director

Costa Rica

Pianist and composer with formal academic studies in Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany and New York.

His early sensitivity and affinity for Latin music and jazz allowed him to develop not only improvisation, but also arrangement and composition skills.

His compositions have received awards in Costa Rica and Belgium. He has ongoing audio productions with a variety of his piano solo compositions and other orchestral works.

 

Piotr Oczkowski

Poland/Germany

Piotr's multicultural upbringing and experience makes him one of the most unique pianists and educators in the world. His parents were among a large group of Polish musicians who were asked by the Venezuelan government to found the Maracaibo Symphony Orchestra. 

He has won numerous international competitions and has performed in some of the most prestigious concert venues in countries like Venezuela, Germany, Poland, Brazil, United States and Austria.

Pablo Galdo

Spain

Pablo Galdo is considered as one of the most renowned Spanish pianists and most outstanding of his generation. Some of the world's greatest pianists and masters have been unanimous in highlighting his talent and musicianship. He is the artistic director of the Galitian Classical Music Association, founder of “Vigo international music Festival” and artistic director and president jury at international Vigo competition “City of Vigo”.

Vladimir Khomyakov

Russia

Vladimir Khomyakov performs over fifty concerts per year as a concert pianist, conductor, chamber musician, and soloist with the world’s symphony orchestras. He is a winner of numerous prestigious piano competitions, including Anton Rubinstein (Germany), Maria Canals (Spain), Jose Iturbi (USA), Hilton Head (USA), and Ima Hogg  (USA). He has been teaching at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the University of Southern California, and gives master-classes in Europe, China, Latin America, and the United States.

Explore the art of making music on the spot, learn about the blueprints that make up the music that you love, and have fun using your own creativity to navigate through colors, textures, melodies, and styles.

Sergio Sandí

Costa Rica

Pianist Sergio Sandí is a multifaceted performer and educator currently based in New York City. Mr. Sandí was awarded Costa Rica’s National Prize in 2004 for extraordinary musical achievement as the Best Solo Performer.  Maintaining an active performance career, Mr. Sandí has appeared in concert numerous times in his native Costa Rica, and has been invited to perform in Guatemala, France, Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Mexico, China and the USA.

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