Ahmed Alom Vega – Piano

Ahmed Alom

Cuban-born pianist Ahmed Alom is a versatile, classically trained pianist who since his arrival to New York City, has become one of the leading young figures in piano performance. He pursued his classical piano performance studies at the Manhattan School of Music, as a scholarship student of the Viola B. Marcus Foundation and Flavio Varani Fund for Pianists, under the guidance of Dr. Solomon Mikowsky.
Aside of winning of the First Prize at the XXI Xalapa Piano Competition and the National Chamber Music Competition, both in Mexico, the Maria Clara Cullell Piano Competition in Costa Rica and the UNEAC Piano Competition in Havana, Ahmed also won prizes at the Yamaha sponsored Cuevas International Piano Competition in Mexico, the Bradshaw and Buono Competition and the Slatkin/Composers Competition at Manhattan School of Music,both in New York. Also in this city, he was a finalist of the 66th Chopin Kosciuszko Foundation Competition, recipient of the Munz Foundation Competition, and 1st Prize at the Young Musicians Competition. He made his orchestral debut at age 17 with Mark Belenko conducting the Mexican Philharmonic Orchestra at Nezahualcoyotl Hall, performing the Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin.