EDUARDO DELGADO, Piano Judge
“Delgado’s Bach had brilliance, a profound meditation and a musical tone rarely heard”.
Sovietskaya Kultura – Moscow
International audiences and critics alike have consistently recognized the fiery intensity that Eduardo Delgado projects from the stage. “Virtuosity, clean sound, and passion. The best!" (La Capital – Argentina). This is the latest international acclaim for Delgado from a November performance both as a soloist and with Martha Argerich at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Together they played what critics hailed as an “unforgettable” version for two pianos of “Tres Romances,” by Carlos Guastavino.
His repertoire from Bach to modern composers shows that music affects Delgado deeply, emotion that he shares freely with every audience. “Music has been my life and my passion since my first recital when I was 7,” Delgado says.
Delgado’s appearances have spread across four continents—Europe, SouthAmerica,Asia and NorthAmerica. Following an appearance in Tokyo in the Pablo Casals Hall, critics hailed a “marvelous performance, deeply emotional as well as lyrical” (Musica Nova – Tokyo). Norwegian critics described Delgado as “a pianist of a thousand nuances, a fantastic experience.” In Russia, “Delgado’s Bach had brilliance, a profound meditation and a musical tone rarely heard” (Sovietskaya Kultura – Moscow).
Born in Rosario, Argentina, Eduardo Delgado began his early training with his mother, Amelia, followed by studies with Arminda Canteros in Rosario, and then continued with Sergio Lorenzi in Venice, Vicente Scaramuzza in Buenos Aires, Dora Zaslavsky of the Manhattan School of Music and Rosina Lhévinne of the Juilliard School. His many awards and prizes include the Vladimir Horowitz Award, and grants from the Mozarteum Argentino, Martha Baird Rockefeller, and the Concert Artists Guild.
Delgado has participated on such international competition juries as the William Kapell, the Gina Bachauer, and the Vega in Japan. In 2003, he served as a juror in the 2nd Martha Argerich International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires. He has been on artist faculties of several universities in Japan as well as in California, and is in demand for piano master classes and workshops, such as his master class series in Osaka in June 2004. He is on the faculty at California State University, in Fullerton, where he has established a scholarship fund for talented pianists as a tribute to the renowned pianist Alicia de Larrocha. To help endow the scholarship, in 1998 he performed an inaugural recital with Madame de Larrocha at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA. Delgado is also the pianist of the Premiere Trio of Cal State Fullerton.
Delgado has recorded with tenor José Cura for ERATO Records and also the complete solo piano music of Alberto Ginastera in two volumes for MA Records in Tokyo. He recently recorded a CD in Buenos Aires of romantic works of Schumann, Chopin and Mendelssohn. In July, 1997, Martha Argerich presented Delgado at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, at her festival in Lugano in 2002, and at the Argerich Festival in Buenos Aires in 2001 and 2003. Delgado spent the summer of 2004 giving concerts and recitals across Argentina.
In 1999 Delgado was awarded a medal by UNESCO of Buenos Aires, and also by the Mayor of Rosario, Delgado’s hometown, for his contribution as an ambassador of music. In 2003, he received the Magazine Award in Rosario.
Delgado founded the Castle Green Historic & Cultural Society in Pasadena, California, where he resides.