photo by Katie Althen
Praised for his “graceful and attentive phrasing” by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, pianist Santiago Lomelin has won the hearts of audiences around the world. He was the first Latino pianist to be admitted to the Horowitz Piano Competition in Kiev, Ukraine, where he won the third prize. Santiago has performed as a soloist with Mexico’s leading orchestras, including the Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Yucatan, and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco. He is a prize winner at several competitions including the San Jose International Piano Competition in California and Parnassos in Monterrey, Mexico.
Santiago earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory as a student of Victor Rosenbaum. He earned his Master of Music degree and Professional Studies degree from Mannes School of Music as a student of Pavlina Dokovska. He is a doctoral candidate at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where he studies with Vladimir Valjarević.
Santiago is a passionate and dedicated music teacher and is currently a faculty member at the Lucy Moses School, the Special Music School, and the Bronx Conservatory of Music.