Considered “One of the brightest new lights in the classical world” (The Vancouver Sun), pianist Beatriz Boizán is admired for her vibrant personality, charismatic stage presence, unique musicianship and innate talent to deliver breathtakingly authentic innovative performances of Spanish and Latin American music, for which she has been encouraged by her teacher and mentor, Mme. Alicia de Larrocha.

Her debut CD, "Pasión", Galano Records GLO-2813, features Boizán playing 17 solo piano pieces written by some of her favorite Spanish and Latin American composers - Lecuona, Soler, Cervantes, Albéniz and Ginastera. Her stunning, scintillating, passionate, moving interpretations, delivered with deep maturity, understanding and respect are certain to make a tremendous, lasting impact on Classical and Latin music fans worldwide.

See MUSIC for more details about Beatriz Boizán's exciting debut CD.

Born in Baracoa, Cuba, in the heart of a musical family, she began cultivating her gift as a child under the guidance of her grandmother Esclarecida Guilarte. After graduating in 1995 with honours from the National School of Music in Havana, she moved to Canada to further her musical training.

Education: Music Diploma, Vancouver Community College King Edward Campus (1999); Bachelor of Music, University of British Columbia (2002) under Professor Rena Sharon; Master in Music, University of Alberta (2004), under Dr. Jacques Després.

Master classes: Leon Fleisher (2001); James Parker (2004); Jerome Rose (2008).

Additional studies: György Sandor, Santander, Spain (1998); Mme. Alicia de Larrocha, Academia Marshall, Barcelona, Spain (1999-2002).

Performances with orchestra: Orquesta Sinfónica de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba; Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Winspear Centre.

Recent solo concerts: Ateneo de Sevilla, Spain, Sala Auditorio Conde Duque and Sala Manuel de Falla of the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, Madrid.

As a recitalist, she performs selected works by Scarlatti, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, and others, including works by Spanish and Latin American composers Soler, Granados, Albéniz, Falla, Ginastera, Lecuona, Saumell and Cervantes.

In a concert organized by the Fundación Autor of Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) in Madrid, as homage to Joaquín Turina on the 60th anniversary of his death, Ms. Boizán performed works by the prestigious composer and his grandson José Luis Turina, the most prominent composer of Contemporary Spanish Music. After attending the concert he said about Ms. Boizán:
“She surprises by her sensitivity, her pianism and her incomparable and masterful sound".

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