William Villaverde
pianist | educator | entrepreneur

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​William's jazz piano performance and premiere at the University of North Texas! 

​November 22nd, 2016 at 4pm.

​William Villaverde's performs the premiere of his original composition "Journey" plus jazz standards.
UNT College of Music, Kenton Hall.
William Villaverde, piano
Arturo Valdes, bass
Andrew Popham, congas/drums
Free admission!

Upcoming CD release

William's CD, "Andrés Alén: Works for Piano" is currently under production. The CD features all the 20th century solo piano works of one of today's greatest Cuban composers: Andrés Alén. One of the recordings included is the solo piano version of Mr. Alén's Unison, never before recorded. The CD also features an arrangement by William of Mr. Alén's famous and beloved composition: Danzón "Legrand". Stay tuned for the release date and please click on the Videos tab to watch live performances of some of the pieces.

CD endorsement from composer Andrés Alén

"As a composer, I’m always surprised when listening to my music performed by other musicians, by the different approaches, sometimes new and unexpected. This process is without doubt very interesting and challenging. But somehow, the truth is that I feel very happy when the performance is as close as possible to the original idea. It’s like the first time you heard it in your head before even writing it. This affinity composer-performer is exactly what I feel when listening to William Villaverde’s recording. Because of his knowledge of classical, jazz, and Cuban music, he really understands the nature of these works, putting in the right places the different styles and bringing them together without seams, as a whole. His brilliant technique and skills do the rest for achieving a great performance. Thanks William for making me happy."
                                                                                                                                                                    --Andrés Alén