"Being witness to the vigour with which he undertook the crushing cadenza of the Allegro appassionato, listening to the tenderness with which he made the piano sing during the central Canzone, feeling the electrifying adrenaline with which he dominated the Finale or during his well chosen encores... I am compelled to reiterate, without any shame, what was affirmed by David Dubal, that 'knows something' about the piano and its interpreters: in Abdiel we have 'the greatest Mexican pianist, ever.'"

- Lazaro Azar for Reforma, Mexico

[after Vazquez's Mexican premier of Samuel Barber's Piano Concerto]

Calendar

2017-2018

August 12

Mozart's The Magic Flute

Guest conductor Abdiel Vazquez

Manhattan Opera Studio - Dicapo Opera Theater

New York, New York

 

August 13

Mozart's The Magic Flute

Guest conductor Abdiel Vazquez

Manhattan Opera Studio - Dicapo Opera Theater

New York, New York

 

August 31

Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde

Recital with Joshua Dennis, tenor, and Michael Chioldi, Baritone

Blanco y Negro International Piano Festival

Auditorio Blas Galindo

Mexico City

 

September 1

Solo recital - works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Martucci and Cziffra

Private recital

Garza Garcia, Mexico

 

September 2

Masterclass

National Center for the Arts

Mexico City

 

September 9

Inauguration recital - works by Manuel M. Ponce and Abdiel Vazquez

Vive Mexico en Tokyo Festival

Cervantes Institute

Tokyo, Japan

 

September 12

Solo recital - works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Martucci and Cziffra

Vive Mexico en Tokyo Festival

Embassy of Mexico

Tokyo, Japan

 

September 28

Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini

Symphony Orchestra of UANL - Cond. Jesus Medina

Ballet de Monterrey

Teatro de la Ciudad

Monterrey, Mexico

 

October 2-13

Juan Pablo Contreras' The Sun Pyramid

Recording

Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco - Cond. Marco Parisotto

Guadalajara, Mexico

 

October 15

Solo recital - works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Martucci and Cziffra

Festival Quimera

Metepec, Mexico

 

October 21

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Pianist and conductor - Abdiel Vazquez

Youth Orchestra of the Monterrey Conservatory

Palacio de Bellas Artes - Sala Principal

Mexico City

 

October 26

Solo recital - works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Martucci and Cziffra

Eglise de St. Merry

Paris, France

 

November 2

Solo recital - works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Martucci and Cziffra

Casa Mexico

Paris, France

Previous seasons

2016-2017

September 10

Verdi - Simon Boccanegra

Guest conductor Abdiel Vazquez

Opera Company of Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York

 

September 30

Poulenc - La Voix Humaine

With soprano Maria Katzarava

Teatro de la Ciudad

Monterrey, Mexico

 

October 8 

Poulenc - Dialogues des Carmelites

Guest conductor Abdiel Vazquez

Opera Company of Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York

 

October 28

Schumann and Schubert Quintets

With the principal members of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco

Teatro Degollado

Guadalajara, Mexico

 

December 4

J. P. Contreras - Piramide del Sol (Piano concerto)

Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco - Guest cond. Enrique Radillo

Teatro Degollado

Guadalajara, Mexico

 

December 6

Solo recital - works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Ginastera

El Mexico que Queremos Fundraising Gala

Palacio de la Autonomia

Mexico City, Mexico

 

December 7

Solo recital - works by Rachmaninoff and Ginastera

ENARTES Cultural Forum

Centro Cultural del Bosque

Mexico City, Mexico

 

December 29

Solo recital - works by Mozart, Chopin, Verdi/Martucci and Verdi/Liszt

Boulder Piano Gallery

Boulder, Colorado

 

January 10

Recital with soprano Mariana Valdes

Private residence

Culiacan, Mexico

 

January 11

Recital with soprano Mariana Valdes

Private residence

Culiacan, Mexico

 

January 12-16

Workshop and masterclass for singers

Sociedad Artistica Sinaloense

Culiacan, Mexico

 

January 17-19

Workshop and masterclass for pianists

Universidad de Sonora

Hermosillo, Mexico

 

January 20

Recital with soprano Mariana Valdes and tenor Dante Alcala

Hotel Mar de Cortes

San Carlos, Mexico

 

January 21

Solo  recital - works by Mozart, Chopin, Scriabin, Verdi/Martucci and Verdi/Liszt

Templo de la Purisima Concepcion

International Ortiz Tirado Festival

Alamos, Mexico

 

January 22

Poulenc - La Voix Humaine

With soprano Maria Katzarava

Palacio Municipal

International Ortiz Tirado Festival

Alamos, Mexico

 

February 9

Recital with Maria Natale, Eric Lindsey, and Fiorella Velez

Williamsburg, Virginia

 

March 2

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2

Symphony Orchestra of UANL - Cond. Jesus Medina

Teatro Universitario

Monterrey, Mexico

 

April 24-25

Masterclass by Abdiel Vazquez

Universidad de Bellas Artes

Medellin, Colombia

 

April 25

Solo recital - works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff

Sala Beethoven del Palacio de Bellas Artes

Medellin, Colombia

 

April 27

Solo recital - works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff

Auditorio Lleras

Universidad de los Andes

Bogota, Colombia

 

May 6

Solo recital - works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff

Palacio de Bellas Artes - Sala Principal

Mexico City, Mexico

 

June 17

Recital with soprano Anastasiya Roytmann and tenor Juan del Bosco

Benefit for kids with renal insufficency in the state of Michoacan

Teatro Jose Maria Morelos

Morelia, Mexico

 

July 1

Solo recital - Piano transcriptions of operas by Wagner and Verdi

Seminario de la Cultura Mexicana

Mexico City, Mexico

 

July 3

Masterclass for young singers

International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia

Conservatorio de las Rosas

Morelia, Mexico

 

July 19

Manhattan Opera Studio Gala

Carnegie Hall

New York, New York

 

2015-2016

August 18

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2

State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra - Cond. Enrique Batiz

La Salle University

Mexico City, Mexico

 

September 11

Juan Pablo Contreras - Piramide del Sol (Piano Concerto) WORLD PREMIERE

National Symphony Orchestra - Cond. Carlos Miguel Prieto

Bellas Artes Palace

Mexico City, Mexico

 

September 13

Juan Pablo Contreras - Piramide del Sol (Piano Concerto) WORLD PREMIERE

National Symphony Orchestra - Cond. Carlos Miguel Prieto

Bellas Artes Palace

Mexico City, Mexico

 

September 25

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2

Yucatan Symphony Orchestra - Guest cond. Andres Salado

Teatro Jose Peon Contreras

Merida, Mexico

 

September 26

Solo piano recital - piano transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

Festival En Blanco y Negro

Auditorio Blas Galindo

Mexico City, Mexico

 

September 27

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2

Yucatan Symphony Orchestra - Guest cond. Andres Salado

Teatro Jose Peon Contreras

Merida, Mexico

 

October 4

Recital with soprano Anastasiya Roytman and guest clarinetist Julian Milkis - works by Mahler, Wagner, and others

Carnegie Hall

New York, NY

 

October 12 - November 1

Mozart's Don Giovanni

Assistant conductor and repetiteur 

Opera in Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia

 

Novembre 20

Juan Pablo Contreras - Piramide del Sol (Piano Concerto) SOUTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar de Venezuela - Guest cond. Jose Luis Hernandez
Sala Simon Bolivar del Centro de Accion Social por la Musica
Caracas, Veneuzela

 

December 18

Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini

State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra - Cond. Enrique Batiz

Sala Felipe Villanueva

Toluca, Mexico

 

December 28

Solo piano recital - piano transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

Boulder Piano Gallery

Boulder, Colorado

 

January 16

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 4

UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra - Guest cond. Enrique Diemecke

Sala Nezahualcoyotl

Mexico City, Mexico

 

January 17

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 4

UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra - Guest cond. Enrique Diemecke

Sala Nezahualcoyotl

Mexico City, Mexico

 

January 20

Solo piano recital - piano transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

73rd Anniversary of the University of Sonora

Teatro Emiliano de Zubeldia

Hermosillo, Mexico

 

January 22
Recital with mezzo-soprano Cassandra Zoe Velasco -
works by Wagner, Strauss, Ravel, and Montsalvatge
Alamos Festival in Sonora

Los Alamos, Mexico

 

February 12

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 and Piano Concerto No. 4 (playing and conducting)

Coahuila's Camerata - Guest conductor Abdiel Vazquez

Teatro Nazas

Torreon, Mexico

 

March 30 - April 10

Rossini's La Cenerentola

Assistant conductor and repetiteur 

Opera in Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia

 

May 4

Solo piano recital - piano transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago, IL

 

May 16 and 23

CD recording - piano transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

Manhattan School of Music

New York, NY

 

June 23

Mozart - Overture Marriage of Figaro, Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter', L. Bassi - Rigoletto Fantasia, R. Junchaya - Concierto Silvestre

Soloists - Socrates Villegas, clarinet; Marc Mancuzzi, clarinet

Sonora Philharmonic Orchestra - Guest conductor Abdiel Vazquez

Teatro de la Ciudad

Hermosillo, Mexico

 

July 4

Poulenc La Voix Humaine

Soprano Maria Katzarava

Piano Abdiel Vazquez

Palace of Bellas Artes

Mexico City, Mexico

 

July 7

Poulenc La Voix Humaine

Soprano Maria Katzarava

Piano Abdiel Vazquez

Teatro Pablo de Villavicencio

Culiacan, Mexico

 

July 9

Poulenc La Voix Humaine

Soprano Maria Katzarava

Piano Abdiel Vazquez

Teatro Pablo de Villavicencio

Culiacan, Mexico

 

2014-2015

August 17

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

Philharmonic Orchestra of Chihuahua - Cond. Armando Pesqueira

Teatro Victor Hugo Rascon Banda

Cd. Juarez, Mexico

 

August 19

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

Philharmonic Orchestra of Chihuahua - Cond. Armando Pesqueira

Teatro de los Heroes

Chihuahua, Mexico

 

September 18

A place for us

Gala fundraiser for FaithAction International House

Greensboro, NC

 

October 16

Ricardo Castro Piano Concerto

Symphony Orchestra of UANL - Cond. Jesus Medina

Teatro Universitario

Monterrey, Mexico

 

October 20

Ricardo Castro Piano Concerto

Symphony Orchestra of UANL - Cond. Jesus Medina

Cervantino International Festival

Teatro Juarez

Guanajuato, Mexico

 

November 13

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Baja California Orchestra

Tijuana, Mexico

 

November 17-30

Gounod Romeo et Juliette

Repetiteur and assistant conductor

Opera of Nuevo Leon

Monterrey, Mexico

 

January 23

Ricardo Castro Piano Concerto

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra - Guest cond. Ivan Lopez Reynoso

Teatro Degollado

Guadalajara, Jalisco

 

January 25

Ricardo Castro Piano Concerto

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra - Guest cond. Ivan Lopez Reynoso

Teatro Degollado

Guadalajara, Jalisco

 

February 4

Ricardo Castro Piano Concerto

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra - Cond. Carlos Miguel Prieto

St. Louis Cathedral

New Orleans, LA

 

February 26

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

University of Nuevo Leon Symphony Orchestra - Guest cond. Lanfranco Marcelletti

Teatro Universitario

Monterrey, Mexico

 

March 4

Recital with soprano Maria Katzarava - opera arias and Mexican songs

Guildhall

London, United Kingdom

 

March 24

Tchaikovsky/Pletnev - Nutcracker suite

Yamaha Showcase 

Auditorio San Pedro

Garza Garcia, Mexico

 

April 20

The Piano in Spain

with David Dubal and WQXR

The Greene Space

New York, NY

 

May 7

Recital with tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo

World Economic Forum

Hotel Gran Velas

Cancun, Mexico

 

May 15

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 1

State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra - Cond. Enrique Batiz

Sala Felipe Villanueva

Toluca, Mexico

 

May 17

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 1

State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra - Cond. Enrique Batiz

Centro Cultural Mexiquense Bicentenario

Texcoco, Mexico

 

May 21

Recital with tenor Benito Rodriguez and mezzo Alejandra Gomez

Foreign Policy Association Gala

The Pierre, A Taj Hotel

New York, NY

 

June 18

Manuel M. Ponce - Piano Concerto

Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra - Cond. Jose Luis Castillo

Bellas Artes Palace

Mexico City, Mexico

 

June 21

Manuel M. Ponce - Piano Concerto

Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra - Cond. Jose Luis Castillo

Auditorio Silvestre Revueltas

Mexico City, Mexico

 

July 14-29

Vocal coaching

Artescenica opera summer program

El Morillo

Saltillo, Mexico

 

July 21

Solo piano recital - works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

El Morillo

Saltillo, Mexico

 

July 24

Solo piano recital - Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Taittinger champagne 'Nocturne' launch

Private residence

Mexico City, Mexico

 

August 3-8

Vocal coaching

Opera and musical theater summer workshop

The Vocal Training Center 

Monterrey, Mexico

 

2013-2014

October 12

Solo piano recital - Paraphrases and transcriptions of Wagner and Verdi operas by Vazquez, Tausig, Martucci, Liszt, Cziffra

Cervantino International Festival

Guanajuato, Mexico

 

November 7-9

Solo piano recital and conference

Mex I Can - La Ciudad de las Ideas

Auditorio del Complejo Cultural Universitario at Puebla's Autonomous University

Puebla, Mexico

 

November 10

Solo piano recital - Paraphrases and transcriptions of Wagner and Verdi operas by Vazquez, Tausig, Martucci, Liszt, Cziffra

Sala Caros Chavez

Mexico City, Mexico 

 

November 21

Ravel Piano Concerto

Sinaloa de las Artes Symphony Orchestra - Guest cond. Roman Revueltas

Culiacan, Mexico

 

November 26

Solo piano recital - Paraphrases and transcriptions of Wagner and Verdi operas by Vazquez, Tausig, Martucci, Liszt, Cziffra

Private concert

San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico 

 

November 27

Chopin Recital

Architectural Digest Mexico - Icons of Design gala

Sala Telefonica

Mexico City, Mexico

 

February

CD Recording

Piano transcriptions of Wagner and Verdi operas by Liszt, Tausig, Martucci, Cziffra, and Vazquez.

New York, NY

 

March 28

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4

Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco - Guest cond. Christoph Poppen

Teatro Degollado

Guadalajara, Mexico

 

March 30

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4

Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco - Guest cond. Christoph Poppen

Teatro Degollado

Guadalajara, Mexico

 

April 4

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4

Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan - Cond. Juan Carlos Lomonaco

Teatro Jose Peon Contreras

Merida, Mexico

 

April 6

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4

Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan - Cond. Juan Carlos Lomonaco

Teatro Jose Peon Contreras

Merida, Mexico

 

May 18

Manuel M. Ponce Piano Concerto

Eduardo Mata University Youth Orchestra - Guest cond. Gustavo Rivero Weber

Sala Nezahualcoyotl

Mexico City 

 

June 7

Samuel Barber Piano Concerto

Philharmonic Orchestra of UNAM - Guest cond. Carlos Miguel Prieto

Sala Nezahualcoyotl

Mexico City

 

June 8

Samuel Barber Piano Concerto

Philharmonic Orchestra of UNAM - Guest cond. Carlos Miguel Prieto

Sala Nezahualcoyotl

Mexico City

 

June 9-13

Opera and Art Song Workshop by Abdiel Vazquez

Mexico City

 

June 20

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4

Symphony Orchestra of Michoacan - Cond. Miguel Salmon del Real

Teatro Ocampo

Morelia, Mexico

 

 

2012-2013

September 25

Solo piano recital - works by Rachmaninoff, Tausig, Contreras, and Mussorgsky

Blanco y Negro Festival

Centro de las Artes

Mexico City, Mexico

 

November 3-11

International Shanghai Piano Competition

Shanghai, China

 

February 25

Manuel M. Ponce Piano Concerto

New York Concerti Sinfonietta - Cond. Paul Hostetter

Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

New York, NY

 

March 13

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Gala Fundraiser, 100th Aniversary

Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey

Monterrey, Mexico

 

March 26

Mignon Dunn's Opera Workshop

Miller Hall at Manhattan School of Music

New York, NY

 

April 12

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra - Cond. Enrique Batiz

Sala Felipe Villanueva

Toluca, Mexico

 

April 14

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra - Cond. Enrique Batiz

Centro Cultural Mexiquense Bicentenario

Texcoco, Mexico

 

May 23

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra - Guest cond. Roberto Trevino

Sala Ponce at Bellas Artes Palace

Mexico City, Mexico

 

May 26

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra - Guest cond. Roberto Trevino

Auditorio Silvestre Revueltas at National Music Conservatory

Mexico City, Mexico

 

May 26

Solo piano recital - Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Contreras, Liszt, and Mussorgsky

Benefit concert

Auditorio Silvestre Revueltas at National Music Conservatory

Mexico City, Mexico

 

June 1

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1

UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra - Guest cond. Zhang Guoyong

Sala Nezahualcoyotl

Mexico City, Mexico

 

June 2

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1

UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra - Guest cond. Zhang Guoyong

Sala Nezahualcoyotl

Mexico City, Mexico

Upcoming

 

August 31

Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde

With Joshua Dennis, tenor, and Michael Chioldi, Baritone

Blanco y Negro International Piano Festival

Auditorio Blas Galindo

Mexico City

 

Recent activity

 

August 12 and 13

Mozart's The Magic Flute

Guest conductor - Abdiel Vazquez

Manhattan Opera Studio

Di Capo Opera Theater

New York, NY

 

July 1

Solo recital - piano transcriptions of operas by Wagner and Verdi

Seminario de la Cultura Mexicana

Mexico City

 

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