William Villaverde
pianist | educator | entrepreneur
Awards
PIANO COMPETITIONS

- 1st Prize: 2009 University of Miami Concerto Competition, Coral Gables, FL 

- 1st Prize: 2005 Southern Methodist University Concerto Competition, Dallas, TX

- 1st Prize: 2003 "Music Teachers National Association" State Piano Competition, Greenville, SC

- 1st Prize: 2003 "Music Teachers National Association" Southern Division Piano Competition Hattiesburg, MS 

-1st Prize: 2002 Southeastern Piano Competition, Whiteville, North Carolina  

- 1st Prize and Audience Choice Award: 2002  Arthur Fraser Young Artists Piano Competition. Columbia, South Carolina 

- 2nd Prize: 1999  Piano Competition of the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists. Havana, Cuba

SCHOLARSHIP AND ACADEMIC AWARDS

2009 Yamaha-In Residence Fellowship, College Music Society Fund 
Co-performed in a series of lecture-recitals for diverse audiences in Miami, FL.

2008-2011 University of Miami, Frost School of Music – Miami, FL
Full Tuition Scholarship to pursue Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree and
Frost School of Music Teaching Assistantship.

2007 10th International Master Classes and Piano Festival “Leonel Morales” - Granada, Spain 
Award to cover entire lodging expenses

2006 and 2007 Fundacion Eutherpe -Leon, Spain
Awarded twice a Full Tuition for the III and IV International Master Classes of Piano and Conducting

2006-2008 Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX Meadows Artistic Scholarship Full Tuition and Fees to pursue an Artist Certificate degree

2004-2006 Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX Meadows Artistic Scholarship Full Tuition and Fees to pursue a Masters of Music Degree in piano performance

2005 The Meadows School of the Arts at SMU awarded him with the Von Mickwitz Prize in Piano Performance

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - USA 2006
General National College Scholarship award for academic excellence 

2001-2004 The College of Charleston - Charleston, SC 
Tate Piano Scholarship Full Tuition and Fees to pursue Bachelor of Arts in Music degree

2003-2004 Edwin Davis Peacock Award, College of Charleston 
Awarded twice for Excellence in Piano Performance

2003 Summer Undergraduate Research Award, College of Charleston to prepare and enter piano competitions

1999: He was honored as an "Arts' Laureate " by the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana, Cuba

BUSINESS AWARDS:
2011 University of Miami Business Plan Competition
Second Prize and Best Written Plan Award (co-written with Dr. Fabiana Claure). 
* Competition held at UM’s School of Business Administration, where all the other competitors were MBA students.