Roberto Hidalgo

March 31st

an afternoon of American & mexican piano compositions

“The pianists –Peloquin and Hidalgo– played with a rhythmic incisiveness and cool expressivity that made it seem as fresh as anything written in that adventuresome decade …the performance was impressive and beautiful”

– Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

 

“The pianist, Roberto Hidalgo left no doubt, in his multi-faceted program (Chavez, Beethoven, Medtner, and much Chopin), as to the sensitivity, musicality, and deep emotional understanding he brings to his art. His interpretation of Beethoven’s Eroica Variations was a highlight. At the other end of the emotional spectrum, he delighted his audience with the sentiments of the ReminiscenzaSonata by Medtner. Roberto Hidalgo is indeed a notable artist of the incoming generation”

– Von Egon Stadelman, New Yorker Staats-Zeitung

 

Internationally acclaimed pianist Roberto Hidalgo has nourished an important career in his native Mexico City, New York City, where he has lived for three decades, and in many prestigious venues in Russia, France, Armenia, Belarus, Colombia, among others worldwide. An enthusiastic performer of both new and classic, his repertoire covers a vast array of works that explore boundaries and creatively challenges audiences to stretch their imaginations. He has performed in some of the most important venues in New York City, such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and Town Hall. In Mexico City he has performed at Palacio de Bellas Artes and Sala Nezahualcóyotl, the two most prestigious venues in the country. Worldwide, he has recently performed at the Scriabin Museum Concert Hall in Moscow, the Collégiale Saint-Julien in Tournon, France, Komitas Hall in Yerevan, Armenia and Philharmonia Hall in Minsk, Belarus, among others. In addition, he performs regularly with Marc Peloquin with whom he has formed the Split Second Piano Ensemble presenting a wide array of works in venues such as KeyedUp Music Project in New York and Festival Hill at Round-Top, Texas. Upcoming performances include a voice/piano recital in at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC with soprano Daniela D’Ingiullo, including music by contemporary Italian and Mexican composers, featuring a world premiere by Juan Trigos and a recital of living Mexican composers at the Contemporary Center of Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Professional recordings include Lineage under the label Urtext Classics containing music by Copland, Chávez, Bernstein and Leo Smitm, which has been enthusiastically reviewed. Mr. Hidalgo holds degrees from Mannes College of Music (BM, MM) and the Manhattan School of Music (DMA). He teaches at the Bloomingdale School of Music in New York.