About Awilda Villarini
Following the tradition of pianists - composers, Awilda Villarini has
excelled both as concert pianist and composer.
As a concert pianist, she has mastered the traditional piano repertoire
and has received rave reviews from major newspapers such as The London
Times, Zürcher Nachrichten, Washington Post, and The New York Times.
She has performed in some of Europe’s most prestigious venues: Salle
Gaveau in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Kammermusiksaal in Zurich, Brahms
Saal in Vienna, among others. In the United States, she has performed
at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, The Organization of
American States, as well as colleges and universities.
The late music critic Harold Schoenberg said about her playing: “I have heard Liszt’s Transcendental Etude in F minor by hundreds of young pianists in different international piano competitions. Ms. Villarini’s technique and interpretation proved to be superior to all of them. She is an exciting romantic pianist.”
The world premiere of Awilda Villarini’s composition for orchestra,
Cinquillo Dramático, was an important and successful event.
After the premiere of her Symphonic Poem The Legend of the Indian, Sylvia Lamoutte from El Nuevo Día wrote: "The Legend of the Indian proved that Villarini has imagination, knows how to create a musical ambience, can capture the listener’s fantasy, handles well the orchestra’s texture with interesting dynamic contrasts and balance between the different sections of the orchestra."