William Villaverde
pianist | educator | entrepreneur

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Upcoming CD Release

William's CD, "Andrés Alén: Works for Piano" is currently under production. The CD features all the 20th century solo piano works of one of today's greatest Cuban composers: Andrés Alén. One of the recordings included is the solo piano version of Mr. Alén's Unison, never before recorded. The CD also features an arrangement by William of Mr. Alén's famous and beloved composition: Danzón "Legrand". Stay tuned for the release date and please click on the Videos tab to watch live performances of some of the pieces.

CD Endorsement from Andres Alen

"As a composer, I’m always surprised when listening to my music performed by other musicians, by the different approaches, sometimes new and unexpected. This process is without doubt very interesting and challenging. But somehow, the truth is that I feel very happy when the performance is as close as possible to the original idea. It’s like the first time you heard it in your head before even writing it. This affinity composer-performer is exactly what I feel when listening to William Villaverde’s recording. Because of his knowledge of classical, jazz, and Cuban music, he really understands the nature of these works, putting in the right places the different styles and bringing them together without seams, as a whole. His brilliant technique and skills do the rest for achieving a great performance. Thanks William for making me happy."
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Latest project
"A Piano Journey Through Latin-America"

​Husband and wife Latin American pianists William Villaverde and Fabiana Claure present a musical program entitled "A Piano Journey Through Latin America". Works include Bolivian Cuecas, Brazilian tangos, Cuban classical and jazz-inspired music, an original Latin-jazz composition, and a 4-hands piano arrangement of Piazzolla’s Tango Suite. Having been together for 20 years as a couple and on stage, this dynamic duo will engage audiences through piano music and story-telling, taking them through an exciting journey of diverse cultural influences, historical context, and musical reflection. Click here ​to learn more about the Claure-Villaverde piano duo.