Vanessa Perez

Photo credit: Maria Grazia Facciola


Venezuelan-American pianist Vanessa Perez began her studies in Caracas, Venezuela at age seven at the Colegio Emil Friedman. She has degrees from the Royal Academy of Music in London and Yale University, and her teachers included Peter Frankl, Christopher Elton, Lazar Berman, and Ena Bronstein. Since, Perez has performed across the United States, Latin America and Europe. As a solo artist, she has recorded for VAI and received high praise for her Telarc recording of works by Chopin, reaching number five on the Billboard charts. Her most recent recording, Spain, was released by Steinway & Sons.

Recent performance highlights have included appearances at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Michigan, Chopin Festival in Spain, and Casals Festival in Puerto Rico. She has performed at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Montpellier Festival in France, Konzerthaus and Beethoven-Haus in Germany, Wigmore Hall in England, Gothic Hall in Belgium, and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. She has been featured on WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago, WGBH Boston, Minnesota Public Radio, Texas Public Radio, NPR‘s “All things Considered,” and American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” She can also be seen in Amazon’s series Mozart in the Jungle, performing Messiaen’s Turangalîla with Gael Garcia Bernal and ondist Suzanne Farrin.

Perez has appeared with the Orquesta de la Juventud Simon Bolívar under Gustavo Dudamel in Caracas, Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra under Nikolaj Znaider, and Youth Orchestra of the Americas under Carlos Miguel Prieto and Jean Philippe Tremblay. She has collaborated with such artists as Gabriela Montero, Ingrid Fliter, Jan Vogler, Joshua Bell, John Axelrod, Enrique Batiz, Gustav Meier, James Judd, David Carreras, and Diego Matheuz. Her upcoming performances include collaborations with the Dalí Quartet, Daniel Hope, Stephen Buck, and Gabriela Montero.

Perez is a Steinway Artist.