Juan Pablo Horcasitas
Praised for a strong rapport and for his superb “singing tone”, Mexican pianist Juan Pablo Horcasitas recently made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. As the first-prize winner at the “Manuel de Falla” Piano Competition in Mexico City, he has performed in the main concert halls in Mexico including Palacio de Bellas Artes, Carlos Chávez and Blas Galindo concert halls as well as at the Mexican Fine Arts Museum Center in Chicago, the Banesco Auditorium in Caracas and the Steinway Hall in NY.
As a soloist he was performed with Camerata de Coahuila and Orquesta Sinfónica de Aguascalientes. He also has appeared at several international festivals such as the Suolahti International Music Festival in Finland. At the same time, Mr. Horcasitas is an active collaborative artist, chamber musician, conductor and teacher. He has performed in Caracas, Chicago, New York and Mexico City with soprano Camille Ortiz and pianist Santiago Piñeirúa- with whom he founded the Piano duo “In Crescendo”. In 2006 he was invited as a guest conductor for the opening concert at the Mozart Festival in Tepotzotlán. He was recently appointed Music Director for Opera Hispánica, an opera company focused on Latin American and Spanish opera.
Since October 2009 he is a faculty member at the Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School at the Lighthouse International. He also serves as an accompanist staff at the Manhattan School of Music.
Having a special interest in promoting music of American and Latin American composers, he was the recipient for the National Award for the Culture and the Arts Scholarship with the project: “Carlos Chávez: Early piano pieces”. He constantly programs music by living composers including, Mexican composer Samuel Zyman.
Mr. Horcasitas holds both the Bachelor and Master in Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Nina Svetlanova. Among his teachers in Mexico City are Carmen Carrasco, Alberto Cruzprieto and María Teresa Frenk. He received, as well, the Business Management Bachelors degree at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
He is currently receiving formal conducting training under the guidance of Maestro David Jackson.
BM, MM Manhattan School of Music