NSMS is pleased to welcome Mr. Gonzalo Aguilar to the faculty for the 2022-2023 school year!
Mr. Aguilar writes, “I am looking forward to perfecting my teaching skills and becoming a better educator. I know that being surrounded by such experienced piano teachers will help me with that."
Mr. Aguilar began taking piano lessons at age 17 with Professor Larissa Belotserkovskaia, and graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru, with the highest accolades. In 2013, Mr. Aguilar was invited to attend the Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium at Princeton University.
Mr. Aguilar holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College, where he studied with Ingrid Clarfield. In 2016, Mr. Aguilar performed Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto in E flat Major with the Westminster Community Orchestra. He was also invited by Art Quitilinga to perform a recital in the Karl Richter Haus in Quedlinburg, Germany.
In 2017, Mr. Aguilar performed a recital on Peruvian composers with oboist William Wielgus at the International Students House in Washington, D.C, and recently recorded music of Peruvian Composers with Wielgus for the Sono Luminus.
Mr. Aguilar was also invited to perform a solo recital in Czech Republic, and gave a masterclass to two students of the Prague Conservatory. Mr. Aguilar is currently an A.B.D student in Piano Performance at The University of Southern Mississippi with minors in collaborative piano and music theory. His dissertation is an analysis of folk elements found in three piano compositions by Peruvian composers.
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