An exceptional presentation full of professionalism, talent and – over all – passion for music was appreciated during the piano concert of the young Chilean musician Marco Antonio Cuevas Riffo, which took place last Monday in the auditorium.
The national artist, native from the city of Temuco, has studied with famous internationally acknowledged pianists, among other, Ximena Cabello Volosky, teacher of the Music School at Universidad Austral de Chile; Harold Martina, from Texas Christian University, United States; and the well-known Spanish pianist, Joaquín Achúcarro, with whom he completed his Performer’s Diploma Program in the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, United States of America.
His vast studies abroad, his capacity and musical passion have caused him to win a number of national and international acknowledgements, among other the “First Prize” in the “Claudio Arrau” International Piano Contest; the “Ginastera Prize” in the Fifth José Jacinto Cuevas International Piano Competition in Mexico; the “First Prize” and “Prize to the Obligatory Piece” during the Fourth Frederic Chopin International Competition (Peru, 2017), and the “Second Prize” and the “Prize to the best interpretation of Spanish music” during the 13ème Édition du Concours International de Piano Son Altesse Royale la Princesse Lalla Meryem in Rabat (Morocco, 2018). These acknowledgements and several other distinctions have taken him to the highest musical status in our country and the world.
We invite you to see the pictures of this concert that is one of the first of many cultural activities offered by our school to the community.