ABDIEL VÁZQUEZ has performed as soloist and guest conductor with the most important orchestras in Mexico, and his most recent international engagements include Guildhall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Simón Bolívar Hall in Caracas, the Andes University in Bogotá, the International Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, and Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
During the 2017-2018 season he makes debut recitals in Paris and Tokyo, and his debut as an opera conductor in Manhattan Opera Studio's production of The Magic Flute in New York.
He will also record with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra "The Sun Pyramid", piano concerto by Juan Pablo Contreras written for Mr. Vázquez himself. The world premier of this concerto was presented with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico and with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in 2015.
Mr. Vázquez is the winner of the most important piano competitions in Mexico, 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.
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"His new album is fascinating... it's all first class playing."
- David Dubal, pianist, teacher at the Juilliard School, author of The Art of the Piano and Evenings with Horowitz, host of the radio show The Piano Matters, WWFM New York
“One of the most entertaining recitals in memory... Vázquez, one of the most prominent pianists in Mexico (and a national treasure to judge by his phenomenal technique), has a gift for warmth that wins the listener over.”
- Huntley Dent for Fanfare Magazine, USA
"Throughout this intense recital, Abdiel Vazquez manifests himself as a fascinating pianist."
- F. Jaime Pantin for Codalario Magazine, Spain
"I was impressed by Vázquez’s thunderous commitment."
Brian Reinhart for MusicWeb International, United Kingdom