The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Recital: Homenaje a Rafael Méndez desde su tierra, Michoacán con Angel Sánchez Lopez y Eduardo Chacón.
Mexican Pianist, vocal coach and Orchestra conductor. Born in 1970, he graduated from the National School of Music of the National University of México; studied also under American pianist Elizabeth Howard and the renowned German teacher Edith Picht-Axenfeld.
His qualities as a performer lent him part in every domain of mexican artistic life, exploring, since his professional debut at age 14, a vast repertoire for solo piano; of Lied and vocal music in all its forms, of brass instruments and piano as well as the works for piano and orchestra.
He toured extensively and successfully in all México, Europe, Cuba and the USA, and his 7 album recordings for the major label Urtext Digital Classics cover an extended style range, going from the Mexican baroque to the Bolero-Jazz.
His life in the chamber music world has been both intense and prolific; having performed with legends such as Luciano Pavarotti and the Vienna Boys Choir, but also with many virtuosi of younger generations: Irasema Terrazas, Alexis Morales, Javier Bonet, Giuliano Sommerhalder, Faustino Díaz and Rubén Simeó. With an average of 100 yearly public appearances is one of the most active artist of his generation.