SEPF Guest Artist Eduardo Delgado

Leonardo Colafelice

Eduardo Delgado

International audiences and critics have consistently recognized the fiery intensity, brilliance and contagious sensitivity in the pianism of Eduardo Delgado. His appearances have taken him to the major music capitals of four continents—Europe, South America, Asia and North America. Through the wide span of Delgado’s repertoire from Bach to modern composers, audiences immediately feel and hear that music affects him very deeply and that he shares these profound and personal emotions freely with every listener.

Some international plaudits include:

▪ "Virtuosity, clean sound, and passion…the best" reports La Capital of Argentina.
▪ Following an appearance in Tokyo in the Pablo Casals Hall, critics hailed his playing as "a marvelous performance, deeply emotional as well as lyrical” (Musica Nova – Tokyo).
▪ Norwegian critics described Delgado as "a pianist of a thousand nuances, a fantastic experience.” (Kristiansand).
▪ In Russia, “Delgado’s Bach had brilliance, a profound meditation and a musical tone rarely heard” (Sovietskaya Kultura – Moscow).

Born in Rosario, Argentina, Eduardo Delgado began his early training with his mother, Amelia, followed by studies with Arminda Canteros in Rosario, and then continued with Sergio Lorenzi in Venice, Vicente Scaramuzza in Buenos Aires, Dora Zaslavsky of the Manhattan School of Music and Rosina Lhevinne of the Juilliard School. His numerous awards and prizes include the Vladimir Horowitz Award, and grants from the Mozarteum Argentino, Martha Baird Rockefeller, and the Concert Artists Guild.

Delgado is in constant local, national and international demand as a noted pedagogue, lecturer and artist teacher of master classes. Delgado has been on the artist piano faculties of several universities in Japan and in California. He is currently a full professor of piano at California State University, Fullerton, where he has established a scholarship fund for talented pianists in tribute to the renowned pianist Alicia de Larrocha. To help endow the scholarship, he performed an inaugural recital with Madame de Larrocha at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA. Delgado has served on the juries of such international competition as the William Kapell, the Gina Bachauer, the Vega in Japan, the second Martha Argerich International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires, the San Jose International Piano Competion, and the Jose Iturbi Competition in Los Angeles.

Delgado performs at the Perugia and Dino Ciano Festivals in Italy, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland and the Martha Argerich Festival in Lugano and Buenos Aires. He has collaborated with Martha Argerich in several two piano and four-hand works. Their most recent duet performance in 2012 included Ravel's Mother Goose and Schubert's Fantasy in F minor.

Eduardo Delgado’s most recent orchestral appearance was with the Pacific Symphony and the Pacific Chorale, in the performances of Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” and “Rio Grande” by Lambert at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, CA. Other highlights include a shared recital wit h tenor Jose Cura in their native city of Rosario, Argentina as well as several performances for school children. Last December, he was chosen by the governor of his home state, Santa Fe, to perform at the Inauguration Ceremony of Governor Hermes Binner at the State Capital’s Municipal Theatre. For the past three summers Delgado has performed and taught at Music Fest Perugia in Perugia, Italy, and was invited to give recitals and master classes in Japan, for which he has been invited back in 2013. In June 2013 he will be judging the Top of the World Competition in Tromso, Norway. He has also been a judge at the San Antonio International Piano Competition in Texas.

Delgado has been awarded a medal of honor by UNESCO of Buenos Aires, and also by the Mayor of Rosario, Delgado's hometown, for his contributions as an ambassador of music. In 2012 he played with Martha Argerich at the Teatro El Circulo in Rosario, and in 2014 he performed as guest of honor at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario.

In Summer 2014, Eduardo Delgado will give concerts and master classes at the Perugia Festival in Italy, after performing in Argentina, Texas, and in a duo with Gabriela Montero in Fullerton. In 2015, he will perform and teach in Israel, Japan and Argentina, in addition to his home base of California.

Some of Delgado’s recordings include:

The complete solo piano music of Alberto Ginastera in two volumes for MA Records in Tokyo.

A CD in Buenos Aires of romantic works of Schumann, Chopin and Mendelssohn, IRCO Records.

A CD with tenor Jose Cura for ERATO Records

Eduardo Delgado is a Steinway Artist.

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