Gonzago Aguilar to Open Westminster Alumni Series
RETURNING FOR A RECITAL: Westminster Choir College alumnus Gonzalo Aguilar will come back to the Westminster campus to present the first recital in the inaugural season of the Rinaldi Steinway Westminster Piano Alumni Series on Sunday, October 6 at 3 p.m.
Westminster Choir College alumnus Gonzalo Aguilar will return to the Westminster campus to present the first recital in the inaugural season of the Rinaldi Steinway Westminster Piano Alumni Series on Sunday, October 6 at 3 p.m. His performance will be in Bristol Chapel on the Westminster campus on Walnut Lane. Admission is free.
Aguilar will perform J. S. Bach’s Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo BWV 992, W. A. Mozart’s Fantasy in C minor, K. 475 and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 36.
He is a graduate of Peru’s National Conservatory, where he earned the National Conservatory of Music Award. He was invited to attend the Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium at Princeton University and then enrolled in Westminster’s master’s program in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. While at Westminster, he performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto N.1 in E Flat Major with the Westminster Community Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many prestigious venues in his home country.
Aguilar’s recent performances include a piano recital at the Richter Haus for the Quedlinburg Art Association in Germany, a recital of Peruvian music with oboist William Wielgus of the National Symphony Orchestra at the International Student House in Washington, D.C., and a recital and master classes at the Prague Conservatory, presented by the Peruvian embassy. He earned a master’s degree from Westminster in 2017, and he is now enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Southern Mississippi.