Aspen Music Festival And School

Octavio Vazquez Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • piano
  • composer

Hailed by the press for his “…melodicism and rhythmic buoyancy” (the New York Times), the music of Octavio Vazquez has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and recorded for labels including Naxos, Delos, and Odradek and by national radio and TV networks in the United States, Spain, Russia and China. His works have been performed by conductors such as Carlos Kalmar, Rossen Milanov, Paolo Bortolameolli, Dima Slobodeniouk, Paul Daniel, and Andrew Grams, and soloists including Hilary Hahn, Dmitri Berlinsky, Jonathan Gandelsman, and Eldar Nebolsin. He has also written for film and collaborated with crossover artists as an arranger, orchestrator, and producer, most notably with Grammy award winner Cristina Pato. Winner of numerous national and international prizes, recent recognition includes I-Park Foundation and MacDowell Fellowships. A graduate of Madrid's Royal Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, and the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Vazquez currently teaches at the Nazareth College School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he directs the composition program.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO