Francisco Montero: New York Dreams
Spanish pianist Francisco Montoro presents his debut album, “New York Dreams.”
Francisco Montero has performed in some of the most important halls in the U.S., the U.K, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Spain. He recently participated in the new radio series The Piano in Spain, recorded at WQXR Radio and presented by David Dubal at The Greene Space, and performed pieces by Couperin and Scriabin on K-Radio AM 1660.
Montero’s most recent awards include 1st Prize at Windsor International Piano Competition in London, Grand Prize at New York Artists International Competition, 1st Prize at New York International Music Concours, 2nd Prize at Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the Esteban Sánchez International Competition.
Born in 1991, Francisco Montero studied in Seville under the tutelage of Ignacio Torner and Tatiana Postnikova. In 2009, he moved to Badajoz to study with one of the most prestigious pianists in Spain, Alexander Kandelaki. Montero holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the Bonifacio Gil Conservatorio Superior de Música, Badajoz. From 2008 to 2012, he worked periodically with Christopher Elton, Head of keyboard at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Montero studied his Master of Music at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York under the guidance of the renowned teacher Julian Martin. His studies were supported by the Celia and Joseph Ascher Piano Fund, Nina Carasso Scholarship and Martin Canin Scholarship. He is currently pursuing his DMA in Piano Performance at The Pennsylvania State University with Dr. Jose R. Mendez.