Awards

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PIANO COMPETITIONS

1st Prize: 2009 University of Miami Concerto Competition, Coral Gables, FL 

 

1st Prize: 2005 Southern Methodist University Concerto Competition, Dallas, TX

 

1st Prize: 2003 "Music Teachers National Association" State Piano Competition, Greenville, SC

 

1st Prize: 2003 "Music Teachers National Association" Southern Division Piano Competition Hattiesburg, MS 

 

1st Prize: 2002 Southeastern Piano Competition, Whiteville, North Carolina  

 

1st Prize and Audience Choice Award: 2002  Arthur Fraser Young Artists Piano Competition. Columbia, South Carolina 

 

2nd Prize: 1999  Piano Competition of the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists. Havana, Cuba

SCHOLARSHIP AND ACADEMIC AWARDS2009 Yamaha-In Residence Fellowship, College Music Society Fund Co-performed in a series of lecture-recitals for diverse audiences in Miami, FL.2008-2011 University of Miami, Frost School of Music – Miami, FLFull Tuition Scholarship to pursue Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree andFrost School of Music Teaching Assistantship.

2007 10th International Master Classes and Piano Festival “Leonel Morales” - Granada, Spain 
Award to cover entire lodging expenses

2006 and 2007 Fundacion Eutherpe -Leon, Spain
Awarded twice a Full Tuition for the III and IV International Master Classes of Piano and Conducting

2006-2008 Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX Meadows Artistic

Scholarship Full Tuition and Fees to pursue an Artist Certificate degree

2004-2006 Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX Meadows Artistic

Scholarship Full Tuition and Fees to pursue a Masters of Music Degree in piano performance

2005 The Meadows School of the Arts at SMU awarded him with the Von Mickwitz Prize in Piano Performance

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - USA 2006
General National College

Scholarship award for academic excellence 

2001-2004 The College of Charleston - Charleston, SC 

Tate Piano Scholarship Full Tuition and Fees to pursue Bachelor of Arts in Music degree

2003-2004 Edwin Davis Peacock Award, College of Charleston 
Awarded twice for Excellence in Piano Performance

2003 Summer Undergraduate Research Award, College of Charleston to prepare and enter piano competitions

1999: He was honored as an "Arts' Laureate" by the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana, Cuba

BUSINESS AWARDS
2011 University of Miami Business Plan Competition

 

Second Prize and Best Written Plan Award (co-written with Dr. Fabiana Claure). 
Competition held at UM’s School of Business Administration, where all the other competitors were MBA students.