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Walter Aparicio

Walter Aparicio
Award-winning Bolivian-American pianist Walter Aparicio maintains a versatile career as a performer, teacher, and collaborator in New York City.

Walter made his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall as part of the Artists International Special Presentation Winners Series (2007). Other prizes include: First Prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, Duo Division (2007), First Place in the Empire State Piano Competition-Collegiate Division (2003). TV/Radio appearances: Vermont Public Radio, Channel 21-Gigavision (Bolivia), and nationally (Aires Indios: Piano Music of Bolivia). His credits also include several publications as well having served as a juror for a number of prestigious competitions. Walter currently serves as president of the Piano Teachers Congress of New York and is co-chair of its 20th/21st Century Festival. In addition, he maintains a private studio in Manhattan and is also on the piano faculty at the Third Street Music School Settlement. He is an accompanist for the Chapin School and the Wadleigh School for Visual and Performing Arts.

Walter holds degrees from NYU Steinhardt and the Manhattan School of Music, where he worked with Dr. Deidre O’Donohue and Philip Kawin; currently, he is studying with Robert Durst of the Golandsky Institute.

Mr. Aparicio is an active and passionate proponent of music by Latin American composers, particularly those of his native Bolivia. Walter’s debut recording, “Aires Indios: Piano Music of Bolivia,” was recently released on the MSR Classics label. The online reviewer INFODAD commended Walter for the “warmth, involvement and conviction” that characterize the performances on this compact disk.
Here’s Walter playing Tormenta, by Marcelo Beltrán.

And... Aires Indios de Bolivia, by Eduardo Caba (1890-1953).

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