BM, Hartt School (University of Hartford)
MM, SUNY Purchase
Pianist Arthur Villar holds a bachelors degree Piano Performance from the Hartt School, University of Hartford and a masters degree in Piano Performance from SUNY Purchase, NY. Besides working as a private piano teacher in Jersey City, he is also a piano faculty at The Hartt School Community Division (University of Hartford).
In 2007 he won the first prize in the Souza Lima National Piano Competition in SP, Brazil, and performed in 2009 Bach’s 24 preludes and fugues at the Forum Internacional del Piano de Barcelona. In 2013 Arthur Villar released a recording of J.S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1.
Arthur participated in the following festivals and workshops: SIPO (Portugal), Forum Internacional del Piano in Barcelona (Spain), Performing Bach in Baroque Style in New York (US), Prague Music Performance Institute and Festival in Prague (Czech Republic) and Gijon International Piano Festival (Spain), and has studied with renowned pianists, such as Andrei Gavrilov (Russia), Paul Badura-Skoda (Austria), Julian Martin (US), Boris Berman (Russia), among others.
Arthur Villar is a also a piano faculty member at the Hartt School (University of Hartford) in CT, a Certified Suzuki Teacher, and is a member of the following organizations: National Music Teachers Association (MTNA), Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), Hartford Music Teachers Alliance (HMTA).