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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.”

As a composer, she has composed works for piano, voice and piano, chorus, chamber music, theater and orchestra. Villarini has received very enthusiastic reviews and received commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, Louis Vogelstein Foundation, Música Para Instituciones, and The Institute of Culture in Puerto Rico.

The world premiere of Awilda Villarini’s composition for orchestra, Cinquillo Dramático, was an important and successful event. La Razón

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."