Samuel Pérez Quiñones
C. A., DMA, Applied Music (Piano), University of Michigan
is a Puerto Rican pianist
with a doctorate
degree in Music Arts. He is a faculty member of the Music Department of the University of Puerto Rico
, Rio Piedras Campus. Perez has vast experience traveling through Europe
and the United States
, exposing his intense talent on the wooden instrument.
In 2003 he conducted a series of six concerts in Germany and Austria where he had tremendous appraisal at the piano concerto in Himmelkron
Castle in Bayreuth
. In Austria he was soloist for the St. Oswald-Moderbrugg
band and also interpreted pieces by Mozart
. Musical experts agree that Samuel Pérez will soon be recognized as the world's most outstanding interpreter of Franz Liszt.
His mentor, Jesús Maria Sanromá
, was a personal friend of Gershwin
and acknowledged supreme interpreter of Gershwin's music, making several recordings of Gershwin's music with Arthur Fiedler
and the Boston Pops
Orchestra. After a highly impressive career including over 2,000 performances in 19 countries, Sanromá chose Pérez, his protege, as his heir in furthering his goal of restoring life to classical music. With an extremely impressive repertory of 24 concerts and over 600 solo recital works, and a near miraculous ability to prepare a perfect program quickly, Samuel Pérez is in great demand.