Rosa Villar-Córdova Scott

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Rosa Villar-Córdova ScottRosa Villar-Córdova Scott’s pursuit of expressive pianism has caused her to be noted as an artist of unique abilities. Since her debut with the National Orchestra of Peru at the age of twelve her talents as a pianist and collaborator have brought her to stages across America, Europe and South America. Especially of note are her performances as soloist with orchestras in both South America and the United States.

The Peruvian-Spanish pianist has been an award recipient in many competitions. These include prizes in the Bradshaw & Buono International Competition, National Society of Arts and Letters (Florida Chapter), the Central Florida Symphony Concerto Competition, the NYU Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and Tutte le Corde (Music after 1950) among others in the United States. Also, in her native country of Perú she has received recognition for her accomplishments by garnering first prize in the National Concerto Competition and receiving the Southern Perú Corporation Music Award.

Rosa Scott performances as a soloist and chamber musician have given her the opportunity to appear in master classes and lectures given by world-renowned artists such as Vladimir Feldsman, Mischa Dichter, John Perry, Arthur Pizarro, Glenn Dicterow, Daniel Epstein, Ursula Oppens, Donald Berman, Seymour Bernstein, Joaquin Achucarro, Mark Durand, Julian Martin, Robert McDonald, Ann Schein, Paul Posnak, Frank Cooper and Isaac Stern. She has also been awarded scholarships to participate in such noted music festivals as Marguess International Music Festival in Switzerland, the Gijón Festival in Spain, the International Institute for Young Musicians in Kansas City, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes School in New York.

The pianist Elena Ichikawa at the National Conservatory of Music in Peru was Rosa's first teacher in her home city of Lima. After she moved to the United States she was given the opportunity to study with such celebrated teachers as Susan Starr, Roberta Rust, Kemal Gekic and Nina Svetlanova. She also spent two years in Italy studying with the French pianist Marylene Mouquet and the Italian pianist Sergio Perticaroli. While living there she was awarded a music grant by the province of Rome. Upon her return to New York she received two scholarships from the Marion and Eubie Blake scholarship award and the Steinhardt department at NYU to continue her studies in piano performance with Professor Miyoko Lotto. She attended the Manhattan School of Music and New York University for her Master's degree and she was awarded a full scholarship to study with Dr. Jonathan Bass at The Boston Conservatory where she received a post graduate diploma in performance. In 2010 she married brilliant pianist Marion Scott and moved to Miami where she studied under scholarship in the Artist Diploma program at the Frost School of Music with professor Tian-Ying. Together with her husband, she is co-director of the Miami Music Series in Palmetto Bay. Her students have received numerous awards and scholarships to major music programs in the nation. She is the Music Director at Holy Rosary - St. Richard Catholic Church and a faculty member at the University of Miami’s Frost Preparatory School of Music.