Joana Gonzalez

Musician Bio: 

Joana Gonzalez is a Hispanic concert pianist. Her passion for music has been evident from an early age. Over time, this passion grew into a determination to share music with alienated audiences. Establishing a strong personal brand, progressive social media presence, and an accessible stage presence have since been of utmost importance to Ms. Gonzalez's artistic expression. Together with an incorrigible drive to hone her pianistic craft, Joana's progressive approach has brought about great excitement and appreciation from audience members and concert organizers alike. During her high school career, Joana was a prizewinner in the American Protege International Piano Competition, New World Symphony Side-by-Side Concerto Competition, Alhambra Orchestra Concerto Competition, and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. She subsequently performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall and as a soloist with the New World Symphony, Alhambra Orchestra, and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra.

Joana received a full scholarship to pursue a bachelor's degree in keyboard performance at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music under renown pianist Santiago Rodriguez. Throughout her undergraduate career, Ms. Gonzalez appeared as a solo artist and lecturer throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain, Italy, Austria, and Luxembourg. Her most notable appearances this past year include a solo appearance with the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, composition lecture at the Conservatorio National de Puerto Rico, and solo recitals in San Francisco, Miami and Puerto Rico. Joana is currently pursuing a master's degree in music business and entertainment industries at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. Ms. Gonzalez remains deeply indebted to her former and current teachers for their inspiration, guidance and instruction: Santiago Rodriguez, Bruce Brubaker, Naoko Takao, and Ciro Foderé.