Contemporary piano music by Octavio Vazquez

Having just announced collaboration with Graham Lynch, we are very pleased to add the piano music of contemporary Spanish composer Octavio Vazquez, to our repertoire lists, adding to the already evident Spanish influence of the OPC.

Octavio Vazquez's music has been performed throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the National Auditorium of Spain, or the Big Hall of the St. Petersburg Conservatory.  He has also written for film and TV and collaborated with world-music and crossover artists as an arranger, orchestrator and producer, most notably with Grammy Award winner Cristina Pato.  His orchestration of "Negro Caravel" (Black Carnation) for Ms Pato's CD "Muller" was nominated in 2011 for the Spanish Music Academy Awards.

He has received commissions from the New York State Council on the Arts, Galicia Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Meet the Composer, Guernica Project, Via Stellae International Festival, Fulbright Foundation, Chi-Mei Foundation, and Xacobeo Classics 2010 among others.  Festivals include the Kölner MusikTriennale (Germany), the Prokofiev International Festival (Russia), Camarissima International Festival (Mexico), European Dream Festival (USA), and the AreMore, Via Stellae, Espazos Sonoros, and Música en Compostela International Festivals (Spain). 

Lectures and presentations include Hofstra University, Manhattan School of Music, The New School University/Mannes College, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Salisbury University, and Texas Christian University (USA), the XXXVII Congress of the International Viola Society (Southafrica), the Next Renaissance Conference (Netherlands), and Carlos III University (Spain). 

A Barrie de la Maza Scholar, Dr. Vazquez graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland, College Park.  He is also a pianist and a conductor, and can be heard often performing his own pieces.  Originally from Galicia, in Northwestern Spain, Octavio emigrated to the US in 1996, and resides in New York City since 1999.

Here is a full list of Octavio's piano music for the OPC. Please email him directly at mail@octaviov.com for PDFs of the scores:

Sonatina (1994, ca. 8')  - (difficulty: moderate-high)

Nineteen Preludes (2001, ca. 30') - (difficulty: from easy to moderate-high -- feel free to play one or a selection of preludes)

Galician Dances (2003, ca. 8') - (six dances, difficulty: moderate-high -- feel free to play one or a selection of dances)