The chilean-swiss pianist Matias Alzola has been developing a brillant career, which has taken him on concert tours in a dozen countries, playing in renowned Venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Franz Liszt Hall in Raiding, the Bösendorfer Hall from the Mozarthaus in Vienna, the Warsaw Philarmonic and the Claudio Arrau Hall from the Municipal Theater in Santiago, among many others. He also made his orchestral debut with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra playing the First Piano Concerto of Shostakovich under the direction of Rastislav Stur.
He is a prize-winner of several international competitions: the “International Forum 2010” in Jyväskylä, Finland (where he won the „Grand Prix“); the „Roma 2011“ (2nd Prize) in Rome, Italy, and the „Premio Vittoria Caffa Righetti 2013“ (2nd Prize) in Cortemilia, Italy, among others.
In Santiago he was a pupil of Gabriela Pérez Poenisch. Later he moved to Europe where he studied with Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Tichonow at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt, Austria, graduating as a Concert Pianist and Piano Teacher (both with honors) and also with Prof. Ida Cernecka at the University for Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he received his Master of Arts Degree with honors and the Dean Prize for his academic and artistic achievements. He is currently carrying out a Masters in Cultural Management and a PhD in Cultural Institutions Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw).
Matias Alzola resides in Vienna, where he continues to develop his career as a concert pianist and as a cultural manager.