Friday, July 24, 2020

Luis Villa Roa | 2nd Prize | Piano | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Born in Mexico, Luis shown passion, musicality and sensitivity for music at a
very early age.
Luis possesses a bright artistic personality and a musical maturity, which has
given him recognition from the public.
His accomplishments as pianist include several top prizes at national and
international competitions, including second place at Tchaikovsky Memorial
Prize International Youth Piano Competition, first prize at the Russian Music
Festival and Competition in Vancouver, first prize at Parnassos National
Competition and Cedros-UP-Yamaha national competition in Mexico, State
winner at 2019 Music Teachers National Association, Michigan Competition,
performances as soloist with various orchestras and participation at
international music festivals in Canada, USA, Italy, Czech Republic and China.
Luis has had the opportunity to learn in Master Classes with renowned
pianists such as Guadalupe Parrondo, Eduardo Delgado, Tatiana Gerasimova,
Boris Konovalov, Dmitry Rachmanov, Namik Sultanov, Antonio Pompa-Valdi,
Mikhail Voskresensky, Vadim Rudenko, Vlada Vassilieva and Anatoly Zatin.
In 2017, was selected to participate in a special piano program directed by
Dr. Anatoly Zatin, at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City. This
year, he was invited to participate at the International Piano Festival from
Mexico University as a Young Talent.
Luis is a person of many talents; his artistic nature is filled with the natural
curiosity that makes him pursue ever growing goals. During the Summer of
2017 he was recognized with “Honors” by “Center of the Talented Youth, CTY
Johns Hopkins University” and was mentioned to be “one of the brightest
students of the world” among those that presented the SCAT exam that year,
for being a top student among more than 27,000 students from 65 countries
that participated at the Talent Search.

2013, 2017 -1st. Children’s Piano Competition Cedros-Yamaha-UP - 1St. Prize
at A Category and Winner of Mandatory repertoire.
2014, 2015, 2018- National Piano Competition Parnassos, Monterrey, Mexico
- 1st Prize
2014 - Forte International Competition, N.Y., - Gold Medal
2015 - CIPA, Colorado, USA - 2nd Price Junior Division
2017 - Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music, Vancouver, CA -
1st. Price at his category.
2017- International Piano Competition, Villahermosa, Mexico. - 3rd Price
2017- The Carmel Klavier, Indianapolis, EU - 2nd Price Concerto Category and
3rd Price Soloist, Advanced A Category.
2017- V National Piano Competition “Claudio Herrera” - 2nd Prize, A
2018- 1st. International Piano Competition Cuervo-Petrof, Tequila, Jalisco -
1st Prize ex aequo Intermediate Level.
2018- Laureate 1st. degree, International Competition “World of Talents”,
Moscow, Russia (virtual).
2016 y 2017 - Distance competition Arkhangelsk Music College. - III Prize
Music Theory
2018- 1st. International Summer Festival Petrof Fest 2018, Hradec Králové,
Czech Republic - Honorable Mention.

F. Chopin Ballade Op. 52 No. 4 in F minor (12:00)

S. Slonimsky Intermezzo in Memory of Brahms in B-flat minor (5:20)