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"One of the most prominent pianists in Mexico and a national treasure, to judge by his phenomenal technique."
Huntley Dent for Fanfare, UK
"His new album is fascinating... it's all first class playing."
David Dubal, author of The Art of the Piano
"One of the most entertaining recitals in memory"
Huntley Dent for Fanfare, UK
"Throughout this intense recital, Abdiel Vazquez manifests himself as a fascinating pianist."
Jaime Pantin for Codalario, Spain
"That it all works so perfectly is a testament... to Vázquez’s intelligence as a musician."
Colin Clarke for Fanfare, USA
"I was impressed by Vázquez’s thunderous commitment."
Brian Reinhart for MusicWeb International, UK
"His playing manifested improvisational freedom, sonorous climaxes, and formidable octaves."
Michael Sherwin for The Epoch Times, New York [Manuel Ponce Piano Concerto]
" I am compelled to reiterate, without any shame, that in Abdiel we have the greatest Mexican pianist, ever."
Lázaro Azar for Reforma, Mexico City [Samuel Barber Piano Concerto]
"Abdiel Vázquez left everything on the stage."
Yohan Uribe for El Siglo de Torreón [Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4]
"The concert pianist played wonderfully with captivating subtlety."
Notimex for La Crónica, Mexico City [Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4]
"A concert... so electrifying, I couldn't sleep that night of excitement."
Lázaro Azaro for Reforma, Mexico City [Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini]
"Thank you Abdiel, for your excellent performance."
Roldán Peniche for Por Esto, Mérida [Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2]
"Abdiel dazzled us with an extraordinary talent."
Gabriel Rangel for El Norte, Monterrey [Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4]
"Abdiel conquers the International Cervantino Festival".
Gustavo Mendoza for Milenio, Guanajuato [Ricardo Castro Piano Concerto]
"The masterful performance captivated everyone present."
Andrés Páez for Página 8, Chihuahua [Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2]
"Abdiel captivated the audience with his virtuosity and sensitivity."
Gabriel Cardona for Las Voces, Chihuahua [Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2]
"Unarguably and without objection, this pianist is an extraordinary performer and interpreter."
Victor Salas for Por Esto, Mérida [Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4]
Editorial for Cultura Sinaloa, Culiacán [Ravel Piano Concerto in G]
"Abdiel Vázquez owned the night".
Notimex for El Informador, Mexico City [Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1]
"Vázquez adds to his technical solvency the necessary culture to recreate every style, and he possesses an invaluable gift: the capacity for creating moments of great poetry, to excite and move his audience."
Lázaro Azar for Reforma, Mexico City [Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4]
Mr. Vázquez was born in Monterrey in 1984 and by the time he finished his conservatory studies in this city in 2006 he had already received the National Youth Award from hands of the Mexican President, the Civic Merit Medal, the State Youth Award, and a scholarship from the National Endowment for Culture and Arts.
Mr. Vázquez made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico at Palacio de Bellas Artes performing Rachmaninoff's 3rd Piano Concerto with only 21 years of age, and since then his engagements in festivals, concerts, competitions, and opera companies have taken him to Asia, Europe, South America, and the United States.
In Mexico, Mr. Vázquez has performed with practically all the major orchestras as soloist and sometimes as a guest conductor.
Mr. Vázquez is the winner of the most important piano competitions in his home country, and he is also the winner of the First Prize in two competitions open to instrumentalists and singers from all over the world: The World Competition and New York's Shining Stars Debut Series.
In 2013, Mr. Vázquez presented a recital with arrangements of Wagner and Verdi operas at the International Cervantino Festival, which was considered by the critics “one of the best and most attractive recitals ever presented in the festival's history”. The program of rare transcriptions was recorded and released by the British label Piano Classics with the title "Love & Death".
In 2015, with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico and with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela he presented the world premiere and South American premiere of "The Sun Pyramid", piano concerto by Juan Pablo Contreras written for Mr. Vázquez himself.
Some of his most recent engagements include concerts at Guildhall in London, the Chicago Cultural Center, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Simón Bolívar Hall in Caracas, and Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. He has also been named a Yamaha artist.
He currently resides in New York City, where he belongs to the faculty of vocal coaches at Manhattan School of Music, he is a guest conductor for the Brooklyn Opera Company, and he is also the founder and director of the music school Little Chopins.
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