14-year-old Mexican pianist wins world competition and debuts on an important stage in Europe

The Mexican pianist Aranza Estela Ortega Jaimes, won first place in the International Music Competition “Grand Prize Virtuoso” held in Vienna, Austria, and debuted at the age of 14 in one of the most important venues in Europe.

The “Grand Prize Virtuoso” International Music Competition was held virtually in February 2022 and Aranza Estela Ortega Jaimes competed in the piano discipline against participants aged 13 to 15 from 71 countries around the world in the intermediate category.



Last April 12, the young pianist made her debut at the Gläserner Saal Musikverein in Vienna, Austriaand during her presentation on one of the most important stages in Europe she was accompanied by her parents, Estela Jaimes and Luis Ortega, and her teacher, Cristóbal Juárez.



Aranza Estela Ortega Jaimes studies at the National Conservatory of Music and on February 26, the most important musical education institution in Mexico announced the triumph of the brilliant pianist from Iguala, Guerrero, through its official accounts.

“Many congratulations Aranza! This award is one more step along the path you are building in your brilliant career as a pianist. With the guidance of your teacher Cristóbal Juárez, with the love you have for music and your dreams of being a “great pianist”, you are making your dreams come true quickly. Keep going.”

The Mexican ambassador to Austria, Luis Javier Campuzano, also dedicated an emotional congratulations through his social networks to the young pianist from Iguala who has earned the recognition of an entire country with her exceptional talent, dedication and discipline.

“Today we want to congratulate the 14-year-old Mexican pianist, Aranza Ortega, winner of 1st place in the “Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition”. She had the opportunity to debut in one of the most important halls in Europe, Gläserner Saal, of the Musikverein in Vienna. “.



The “Grand Prize Virtuoso” is held periodically to encourage musicians from all over the world to fulfill their dreams and people of all ages and nationalities participate in the disciplines of string, piano, wind, singing and chamber music.

A selected group of winners will debut at the Solitär Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and at the Kleine Zaal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, one of the world’s greatest concert halls.

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