17|08|2016 • Concert Hall• 20h


PROKOFIEV Sarcasms Op.17
SCHUMANN Forest Scenes Op.82
VILLA LOBOS 3 Piano Pieces
MOUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition


Amaury Morales, regarded as “an authority in the classical music world (Ciudad Corazón)” , has performed widely in major venues of Latin America, the United States, Europe and Asia; Amaury has been praised as “a mixture of maturity and youth that reveals an underlying serenity (La Información).” The recipient of several awards, Amaury was awarded for three consecutive years with the Dr. Mark H Cooley scholarship award for outstanding achievement, and has received recognition in competitions such as 3rd place in the Latin American piano festival (2001), 2nd Place in the Manuel Rueda piano competition (2003), 2nd place in the American Protegé (2011) international competition and 1st place in the Silverman chamber music competition (2009). As a soloist, Amaury has performed with orchestras like the Carnegie Mellon University baroque ensemble, at the Baton of Stephen Schultz, and the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic with Ronald Zollman, among others.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Amaury started his piano studies at the Institute of Culture and Art in the city of Santiago. He received Bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude at the Boston Conservatory, and earned his Master’s Degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he studied with Dr. Sergey Schepkin. Amaury is adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon University’s preparatory division and also belongs to the faculty of the Pittsburgh music academy.