Lessons begin Monday, Sept. 14
"...His Rachmaninoff was often downright luxurious. In the more spacious of the six Moments Musicaux, Op. 16...his masterful coloring and caressing of every tune, chord and background swirl made for pianism that was delicious in its expansiveness and poise. His sweeping, fearless playing of the more muscular numbers made an exuberantly virtuosic contrast, yet his unfailing sense of polished contour ensured that nothing deteriorated into a mere keyboard rampage..." Steven Brown, Sun-Sentinel
"...What he plays is an invitation to listen...he has a wide sense of style, and ear for music, and a feeling for its poetry, both lyric and dramatic...his performance was remarkable for penetration and blazing technique..."
James Roos, The Miami Herald
Elier Suárez is a prizewinning pianist of the Teachers Congress International in NYC, the Dealy Awards in Dallas, the Teresa Careño in Caracas, and the Chopin Competition in Miami. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Miami, a Master of Music from The Juilliard School, and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.
Having settled in Rochester, NY, he taught at Eastman, and served as President for both the New York State Music Teachers Association and the Rochester Piano Teachers' Guild. An ambassador as Cultural Specialist for the "Arts America Program", he has given performances throughout the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia, In addition, Mr. Suárez is a frequent adjudicator, giving master classes as well as lecture-demonstration recitals while maintaining an independent piano studio.