PILAR LEYVA, Colombia-USA
Pianist, Teacher, Clinician-Lecturer, Researcher, Entrepreneur
Before the age of 18, Pilar Leyva had given over 600 concerts in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Ecuador, Spain, Uruguay, Prague, Moscow, and nationwide Colombia, and had been guest soloist with several orchestras including the New York Orchestral Society, New York and New Jersey local Orchestras, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá and the National Symphony of Colombia. Her technical and musical maturity was impressive.
Due to the overwhelming accomplishments as a child prodigy, and twelve years of intensive private study with Claudio Arrau (Douglaston, NY) and assistant professor Josefina Megret, (New York, NY) she has developed a fascinating career as a teacher, clinician-lecturer succeeding in different venues while being responsible of an array of recognized national and international prize winning students. Fifty years of piano teaching experience and research with students from beginner to professional levels.
Miss Leyva is a tireless entrepreneur and creator, co-creator, founding member and director of several music non profit organizations that promote and disseminates preparatory music programs for children and youth and two higher education highly recognized undergraduate music performance programs in Colombia. Miss Leyva is also director of an ongoing research project in health related biomechanical issues of pianists and students as of a successful and innovative preventive perspective.
Pilar Leyva is presently the Director of InterInstitutional Relations and teacher at the School of Music - Corpas University, Founder member and Executive Secretary of Unimusica , Board member of Atempo Bogotá International Festival, founder member and active pianist with the Chamber Music Society of Bogotá.
ACTIVIDAD ARTISTICA Highlights 1957-1969
Entre más de seiscientos, conciertos con orquestas y recitales, Pilar Leyva recuerda estos como los más importantes antes de sus 18 años de edad.
DOCENCIA, TALLERES, CONFERENCIAS Y CLASES MAESTRAS 1976-2017
ACTIVIDAD EMPRESARIAL Y ADMINISTRATIVA 1972-2017
PROYECTOS DE INVESTIGACIÓN
*Dumb Thumbs, Thumbs Up!
Alternativas para solucionar problemas al tocar el piano. Incluye un resultado exhaustivo de años de experiencia como docente y concertista.
*SOLUCIONES A PROBLEMAS TÉCNICOS DE LA 32 SONATAS DE BEETHOVEN
Un ambicioso proyecto en el que se propóne de manera practica soluciones a problemas típicos de las 32 Sonatas. Soluciones sobre el teclado partiendo de la partitura.
*CONVERSACIONES CON NUESTROS COMPOSITORES (ON-GOING)
Entrevistas y músicas en vivo de compositores de América Latina, y España.
Editora cultural del periódico en inglés The LATIN POST VIRTUAL.