P i a n i s t
Praised for “beautiful performances of great warmth” (Classical Voice of North Carolina), Michael Delfín has soloed for the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and performed with the Eastern Music Festival Young Artists Orchestra and CCM Philharmonia. He has captured top prizes in the International Crescendo Music Awards, Social Music Works Video Upload, Baltimore Music Club, Chautauqua, and EMF Piano Competitions, and in two consecutive CCM Concerto Competitions and the EMF Concerto Competition. Performances include guest appearances for the American Beethoven Society, the Intermuse International Music Institute and Festival, the Music Teachers’ Association of California, and numerous recitals across the United States. He has participated in many festivals include the Aspen, Eastern, and Chautauqua Music Festivals, as well as Art of the Piano and Pianofest in the Hamptons.
Mr. Delfín is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Awadagin Pratt, Yoshikazu Nagai, Boris Slutsky, and Carol Oaks. He has also coached with Paul Schenly and Bob Bennett and performed in master classes for Paul Badura-Skoda, Vladimir Feltsman, Leon Fleisher, and John Perry, among many others.
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