Hector Landa

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Pianist Héctor Landa has entertained audiences in Germany, Spain, Mexico, Belgium, Switzerland, Iceland, and the United States. As a soloist, Dr. Landa has performed with the Greensboro Philharmonic, UACJ Symphony Orchestra, UAT Symphony Orchestra, Puebla State Symphony Orchestra, University of Chihuahua Symphony Orchestra, Secretary of Culture Symphony Orchestra, and the Puebla State Conservatory Orchestra. Landa's artistic journey is highlighted by his European tour presenting Charles Ives' "Concord Sonata" in a series of lecture recitals, a concert with Mexican music at the
International Music Festival of Siglufjörður, Iceland, and a series of chamber
music recitals in Switzerland.

Prizewinner of the Edvard Grieg and the Isaias Noriega de la Vega Piano Competitions, Landa has also received numerous awards, grants, and scholarships throughout his career. Héctor Landa has released two studio recordings of chamber music, the most recent of which, "Remembrances from Home," appeared under the Centaur Record label. A sought-after collaborative pianist, Landa has accumulated years of experience and a vast repertoire as a chamber musician, vocal coach, studio pianist, and collaborator in juries, competitions, and festivals. He co-founded Ensemble Argos, a piano quartet active in the East Coast. His lecture-recital on the Brahms Piano Trio Op. 8 with the Landa-Tang-Snyder trio was awarded the first prize at Research and Performance Day by the Graduate College of the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Landa studied piano pedagogy with Jane Magrath and Barbara Fast, collaborative piano with Allison Gagnon, and piano performance with Ed Gates, Clifton Matthews, Oscar Tarragó, and Guadalupe Parrondo. He also played in master classes for Robert McDonald, Awadagin Pratt, Konstantin Sherbakov, and Aquiles delle Vigne. Landa currently teaches piano pedagogy, class piano, piano ensemble, and aural theory at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire. Prior to this appointment, Héctor Landa served as the vocal coach of the Opera Workshop at the University of Texas –El Paso and taught collaborative piano at the University of Louisiana –Lafayette.


Education
  • B.M., Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Puebla State Conservatory - Mexico
  • M.M.,Piano Performance, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Professional Artist Certificate, Collaborative Piano, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Ph.D., Music Education with Emphasis in Piano Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma