Department: Department of Music
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1616
Keywords: Latin America, Mexico, Comparative Latin America
Internationally acclaimed pianist WALTER PONCE has performed around the world as soloist with symphony orchestras, in solo recitals and in collaboration with many renowned artists. Of his appearance with the legendary Sir Georg Solti, the Chicago Tribune headlined "Pianist Shines with Chicago Symphony Orchestra -- Walter Ponce is Magical in his Chicago Symphony Debut."
For many years he was under the management of the renowned Wilford Division of Columbia Artists Management (CAMI) in a roster that included pianists Martha Argerich, Alicia de Larrocha, and Maurizio Pollini.
Ponce has been heard in concert halls of almost every major city of North and South America, in many countries of Europe, and in Morocco, Japan, Korea, and China (Shenzhen, Yichang, Changsha, Xiamen, and Beijing.) His last performance under the auspices of CAMI took place as soloist with the San Antonio Symphony conducted by Alan Gilbert, now Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.