Project Description

Priscila Navarro

Priscila Navarro

Described as a “phenomenal talent” by the Atlanta Audio Club, Peruvian pianist Priscila Navarro is the winner of many international competitions …

… including the Liszt-Garrison International Competition in Maryland, Beethoven Sonata Competition in Tennessee, Chopin International Competition of Texas, Artist Series of Sarasota, Imola City Awards in Italy, and the Heida Hermanns International Music Competition in Connecticut. Priscila made her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut in 2013 and returned there in 2022 for further concerts. Her performances in England this summer were streamed on BBC public radio as well as the Medici TV channel. 

Priscila is a champion of Latin-American music, conducting research and creative activities to further the propagation of Latin-American art. Her most recent project included the development of a piano method for children based on Peruvian folk tunes. She has presented programs of Latin-American music at festivals such as Bravo Piano in Hilton Head Island and the Maverick Concert Series in New York. 

Priscila holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the Frost School of Music, where she also completed Master and Artist Diploma degrees as a student of Santiago Rodriguez and Kevin Kenner. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University, where she studied with Dr. Michael Baron. She has been on the jury at international competitions including the Chopin International Competition for Latin-American Pianists, the Heida Hermanns International Competition, and the Parnassus International Competition. Priscila can be heard on the MSR Classics label. 

Virtual First Round

Bach: Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, No. 14 in f-sharp minor, BWV 883

Beethoven: Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31

I. Allegro

II. Scherzo. Allegretto vivace

III. Minuet. Moderato e grazioso

IV. Presto con fuoco

Chopin: Étude in a minor, “Winter Wind,” Op. 25, No. 11 

Rachmaninoff: Étude-Tableau in d minor, Op. 33, No. 4

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 2

In-Person Second Round

Haydn: Sonata in b minor, Hob. XVI: 32

I. Allegro moderato

II. Minuet

III. Finale. Presto

Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel

Albéniz: “Evocación” and “Rondeña” from Iberia

Carl Vine: Resolve

Gershwin/Wild: “Embraceable You” and “I Got Rhythm”

Semifinal Round – Chamber Music

Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in d minor, Op. 108

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Un poco presto e con sentimento

IV. Presto agitato

Final Round

Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 in b-flat minor, Op. 23

I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso—Allegro con spirito

II. Andantino semplice—Prestissimo—Tempo I

III. Allegro con fuoco—Molto meno mosso—Allegro vivo