Adrian Zaragoza

Piano, Season Opener Concert

Adrian has taken piano lessons since age four. He is a senior at Davis Senior High School, and is currently a student of Professor Richard Cionco at California State University, Sacramento and Professor John McCarthy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has studied the piano under Ms. Marjoree McBee, Ms. Lara Downes and Dr. Lino Rivera. Adrian has also studied the harpsichord with Dr. Lorna Peters and Dr. Phoebe Craig. Adrian has also participated in masterclasses and lessons with world renown pedagogues such as Professors Pavlina Dokovska, Eduardus Halim, Alexander Romanovsky, Natalia Antonova, Marina Lomazov and Faina Lushtak.

He has won top prizes at several local and international competitions, such as the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, Orfeo International Music Competition, Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford Connecticut, Singapore International Piano Competition, Henry and Carol Zeiter Piano Competition, Golden State Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, American Protege International Piano Competition, the MTAC Festival of New American Music, and the Solano Symphony Concerto Competition. He was honored to perform Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16 with the Solano Symphony Orchestra.

This year, Adrian is scheduled to perform as a soloist with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall. Adrian speaks English, French and Spanish fluently, for he remains deeply connected to his Spanish and South American Heritage. Outside of Music, Adrian also enjoys swimming, biking, going to amusement parks, and spending time with his family, friends and his two dogs Sachi and Sia.

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