Costa Rica Piano Festival
The Competition is open for advanced pianists of all ages and nationalities.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Argentine/American concert pianist Mirian Conti's recording output and international concerts have garnered praise and awards. In recognition of her extraordinary talent, a scholarship honoring Conti was established at The Juilliard School by the Edwin Bachman Estate.
Conti is on the Faculty of the Juilliard School Evening Division in New York City since 2007, presenting new courses on Classical Piano Literature.