Press kit

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Press Kit

Abdiel Vazquez Press Kit English
Abdiel Vazquez Press Kit English.pdf
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Abdiel Vazquez Press Kit Español
Abdiel Vazquez Press Kitt Español.pdf
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Bios

English Bio 2016-2017
Abdiel Vázquez Bio 2016 - 2017.pdf
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Español Bio 2016-2017
Abdiel Vazquez Bio 2016 - 2017 ESPANOL.p[...]
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Repertoire

Concerto repertoire 2016-2017
AbdielConcerto2016.pdf
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Recital programs 2016-2017
AbdielRecital2016.pdf
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Headshots

Available for download at the DropBox link above.

Press quotes

LOVE & DEATH ALBUM

"One of the most prominent pianists in Mexico and a national treasure, to judge by his phenomenal technique."
-Huntley Dent for Fanfare, U.K.

 

"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, U.K.

"Throughout this intense recital, Abdiel Vázquez manifests himself as a fascinating pianist."
Jaime Pantín for Codalario, Spain

"That it all works so perfectly is a testament... to Vázquez’s intelligence as a musician."
Colin Clarke for Fanfare, U.S.A.

"I was impressed by Vázquez’s thunderous commitment."
Brian Reinhart for MusicWeb International, U.K.

 

PERFORMANCES

"Pianist and conductor Abdiel Vázquez... was equal to the challenge, dispatching its difficulties with aplomb and panache. His playing manifested improvisational freedom, sonorous climaxes, and formidable octaves."
-Michael Sherwin for The Epoch Times, New York

 

" 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]
 

"Unarguably and without objection, this pianist is an extraordinary performer and interpreter."
Victor Salas for Por Esto, Mérida [Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4]

 

"A triumph."
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]


"Abdiel Vázquez left everything on the stage."
Yohan Uribe for El Siglo de Torreón [Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 and Symphony No. 8]
 

"His masterful performance captivated everyone present."
Andrés Páez for Página 8, Chihuahua [Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2]

 

"A stupendous soloist."
Eduardo de la Rosa for Trujillo Arte y Cultura, Peru [Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3]
 
"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 Concertos Nos. 2 and 4]

"Abdiel showed a passionate and emphatic conducting style...  his performance was honest and sincere, he showed us the emotion he is capable of transmitting."
Alejandro Fernández for El Norte, Monterrey [Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 and Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue]

 

"Abdiel dazzled us with his extraordinary talent."
Gabriel Rangel for El Norte, Monterrey [Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4]

"Abdiel captivated the audience with his virtuosity and sensitivity."
Gabriel Cardona for Las Voces, Chihuahua [Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2]

 

"Abdiel conquers the International Cervantino Festival."
Gustavo Mendoza for Milenio, Guanajuato [Ricardo Castro Piano Concerto]


"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 from excitement."
Lázaro Azaro for Reforma, Mexico City [Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini]

"Vázquez's work was considered one of the most memorable in all this orchestra's seasons."
Editorial for Noroeste, Culiacán [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]

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

 

View full calendar here

 

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