B i o g r a p h y
Peruvian pianist Priscila Navarro performs solo recitals, chamber works, and a large selection of concerti with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. Her talent has been widely recognized and she has been awarded the first prize at several international competitions, including the Liszt-Garritson International Competition in Baltimore, Maryland, Beethoven Sonata Competition in Tennessee, Chopin International Competition of Texas, Artist Series of Sarasota, Imola City Awards, Italy, and the Heida Hermanns International Music Competition.
Priscila holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the Frost School of Music, where she also completed Masters and Artist Diploma degrees as a student of Santiago Rodriguez and Kevin Kenner. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University where she studied with Dr. Michael Baron. She began her music studies at the age of 9, in the National Conservatory of Peru with Professor Lydia Hung.
Besides her busy performance career, Priscila is a passionate pedagogue and has been on the jury at several international competitions, including the Chopin International Competition for Latin American pianists, and the Heida Hermanns International Competition. Priscila is the current artistic director for the Parnassus Music Society.Last year, they hosted the first International Piano Competition Parnassus Music, an event born of her initiative to showcase and promote talented Latin American pianists. This 2023, Priscila joined the faculty at Whitworth University as the new Director of Keyboard Studies.
Priscila made her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut in 2013 and will return there twice in 2022. She received a Special Bach prize at the International City of Vigo Competition in Spain, where she was one of five finalists from over 400 participating pianists, with a jury presided by Martha Argerich. As a chamber musician, Priscila regularly performs with a wide variety of musicians. She performed in several cities in Peru with violist Jodi Levitz, viola professor at the University of Miami. Priscila forms a piano duet with Dr. Michael Baron. Their first album is set to release in December with the MSR Classics label, with a Carnegie Hall premiere concert in March 2022.