I started to learn piano at the age of 5. Through my teacher’s training in scales, I developed skills to read music and recognize perfect pitch with my ears. I began to recognize musical patterns with the piece that I play. My teacher teaches me a wide range of music from classical to contemporary, and she encourages me to explore tunes and compose my own music. When I was 8, I composed some tunes and I used a music score program to successfully compose my first piano piece – a Waltz in G minor, which I was granted copyright. I will continue to be creative to explore music using technology. My other favorite activities include biking, drawing, reading and learning to code video games.
(1) 2022: IX ODIN International Music Online Competition – 3rd Prize, Category VIII Composition (5-10 years); (2) 2022: IX ODIN International Music Online Competition – 3rd Prize, Category I Piano Solo (9-10 years); (3) 2022: Chicago International Music Competition – Participant Certificate, Piano Solo (8-10 years); (4) 2021: VII ODIN International Music Online Competition – 3rd Prize, Category I Piano Solo (7-8 years); (5) 2021: 3rd Edition France Music Competition – 3rd Prize, Piano Solo (Under 8 years).
You can find Joaquin’s 2022 17th Century Music Competition piano performance here.