Josue Gonzalez Aguilar

Josue Gonzalez Aguilar was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, in 1994 and began his pianistic career at the age of 7.

In 2005, at age 11, Gonzalez attended master classes in New York and Spain, and then won the young soloist contest organized by Costa Rica’s national symphony orchestra. Since then, he has been invited to perform at numerous events and has won prizes at several international competitions.

In 2009, he recorded a disc of classical piano works and a DVD with Liszt’s 12 transcendental etudes.

Gonzalez was admitted to the Central School of Music at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in September 2011 and became the first Costa Rican to perform in its Great Hall in 2012.

He is studying for a master’s degree in piano at the conservatory.

Program

RECITAL ROUND (video)  
Johann Sebastian Bach(1685–1750)

Prelude and Fugue in B Major, WTC I, BWV868

Ludwig van Beethoven(1770–1827)

Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, “Waldstein”
I. Allegro con brio

Frederic Chopin(1810–1849)

Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
Nocturne Op. 9 No. 3 in B Major

Alberto Ginastera(1916–1983)

Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2
I. Danza del viejo boyero
II. Danza de la moza donosa
III. Danza del gaucho matrero

Robert Schumann(1810–1856)

Carnaval, Op. 9

SCHUBERT ROUND  
Franz Schubert(1797–1828)

Sonata in A minor, D845
I. Moderato
II. Andante poco moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace -
     Trio: Un poco piu lento
IV. Rondo: Allegro vivace

CHAMBER MUSIC ROUND  
Sergei Rachmaninoff(1873–1943)

Etude-Tableaux Op. 39 No. 1 in C Minor
Transcendental Etude No. 12, “Chasse-Neige”
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Johannes Brahms(1833–1897)

Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 99
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio affettuoso
III. Allegro passionato
IV. Allegro molto

CONCERTO  
Peter Tchaikovsky(1840–1893)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso -
   Allegro con spirito
II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo
III. Allegro con fuoco

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