Luis Villa Roa, Mexico
Born in Mexico, Luis shown passion, musicality and sensitivity for music at a very early age.
Luis possesses a bright artistic personality and a musical maturity uncommon to his age, which has given him recognition from the public.
His accomplishments as pianist include several top prizes at national and international competitions: first prize at the Russian Music Festival and Competition in Vancouver, First prize at the Parnassos National Competition and Cedros-UP-Yamaha national competition in Mexico, performances as soloist with various orchestras and participations at international music festivals in Canada, USA, Italy and Chez Republic.
Luis has had the opportunity to learn in Master Classes with renowned pianists such as Guadalupe Parrondo, Eduardo Delgado, Tatiana Gerasimova, Boris Konovalov, Dmitry Rachmanov, Vlada Vassilieva and Anatoly Zatin.
In 2017, was selected to participate in a special piano program directed by Dr. Anatoly Zatin, at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City. This year, he was invited to participate at the International Piano Festival from Mexico University as a Young Talent.
Luis is a person of many talents; his artistic nature is filled with the natural curiosity that makes him pursue ever growing goals. During the Summer of 2017 he was recognized with “Honors” by “Center of the Talented Youth, CTY Johns Hopkins University” and was mentioned to be “one of the brightest students of the world” among those that presented the SCAT exam that year, for being a top student among more than 27,000 students from 65 countries that participated at the Talent Search.
2013, 2017 -1st. Children’s Piano Competition Cedros-Yamaha-UP - 1St. Prize at A Category and Winner of Mandatory repertoire.
2014, 2015, 2018- National Piano Competition Parnassos, Monterrey, Mexico - 1st Prize
2014 - Forte International Competition, N.Y., - Gold Medal
2015 - CIPA, Colorado, USA - 2nd Price Junior Division
2017 - Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music, Vancouver, CA - 1st. Price at his category.
2017- International Piano Competition, Villahermosa, Mexico. - 3rd Price (virtual)
2017- The Carmel Klavier, Indianapolis, EU - 2nd Price Concerto Category and 3rd Price Soloist, Advanced A Category.
2017- V National Piano Competition “Claudio Herrera” - 2nd Prize, A Category.
2018- 1st. International Piano Competition Cuervo-Petrof, Tequila, Jalisco - 1st Prize ex aequo Intermediate Level.
2018- Laureate 1st. degree, International Competition “World of Talents”, Moscow, Russia (virtual).
2016 y 2017 - Distance competition Arkhangelsk Music College. - III Prize Music Theory