The young 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 recently 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.

 

Currently Matias Alzola resides in Vienna, where he continues to develop his career as a Concert Pianist and works as the Artistic Director of the Chiloé Concertante Foundation (www.chiloeconcertante.com) and as Cultural Manager in the Dorfgemeinschaft Breitenfurt in Lower Austria as a part of the Cultura Stella Nova project (www.culturastellanova.at).

 

Chiloé Concertante organizes every year the International Chamber Music Festival in Chiloé, a magical island in the chilean Patagonia. Here since 2013 first class professional musicians from Vienna offer, in the course of one week, around 50 free concerts for the community, educational activities for the children and masterclasses for students.

 

Cultura Stella Nova is a project that seeks the inclusion of disabled people in the cultural life, creating through concerts bridges to the community.