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Oscar Macchioni

A native of Argentina, is an accomplished solo and collaborative 
pianist, professor, lecturer, author, and adjudicator. Critics have praised his clarity of 
lines, tone quality, expressive phrasing, and the amiable way he presents his programs.
Oscar has performed extensively in his native Argentina, Italy, England, Poland, 
Serbia, Turkey, Mexico, and the USA, at notable locations such as Weill Recital Hall at 
Carnegie Hall, Teacher's College at Columbia University, Steinway Hall St Martin in 
the Fields and James's Piccadilly in London, the Querceto International Piano Festival 
in Italy, and the National Conservatory in Argentina. His live performance in the 
esteemed Myra Hess Memorial Concerts at the Chicago Cultural Center has been 
broadcast on radio and television. His programs include an eclectic repertoire from 
Bach and Brahms to Piazzolla and Bolcom. He is an assiduous performer of classical 
Latin American repertoire.

A dedicated teacher and mentor, Dr. Macchioni is much in demand as an adjudicator 
at various state, national, and international piano competitions and festivals, including 
the Bangkok International Chopin Competition, the European Piano Teachers 
Association, Piano Examinations Committee of Taiwan, MTNA, and the International 
Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival among others. His lecture-recitals and presentations 
at international conferences have received numerous accolades, including the Second 
International Vernacular Conference in Puebla, Mexico (Outstanding Musical 
Presentation) and The European Piano Teachers Association (Diploma of Excellence).
His book, The Tango in American Piano Music, was published in 2010 by the College 
Music Society's Cultural Expressions in Music series. His debut CD, Mostly Tangos: 
Piano Music from the Americas, has been released with favorable reviews by Eroica 
Classical Records. Centaur Records released his albums, Piazzolla da Camera and 
Latin American Duos. He has published articles on a variety of piano literature and 
piano pedagogy topics in the American Teacher Magazine and Piano Pedagogy Forum. 
He has been featured in Piano: La Lettre du Musicien (France), Piano Education Page 
(USA), and various music magazines, radio, and T.V. programs.

In 2015, Oscar received the most prestigious University of Texas System teaching 
award, the "Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award," and in 2019, he was inducted into
the "UTEP Academy of Distinguished Teachers." He has been sponsored by the 
Smithsonian Institution of Washington, D.C. (graduate researcher), the Polish 
Government, the Organization of American States, and the Leschetizky Association of 
New York. He received the Music Teachers National Association "StAr Award," and 
was named "Distinguished Graduate Student" by the University of Arizona. He is a 
recipient of several grants, most recently the Texas Commission on the Arts through 
the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, to perform concerts in 
underserved communities. He studied piano at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán 
(Argentina), the Krakow Academy of Music (Poland), Louisiana State University, and 
the University of Arizona (USA). Oscar is a tenured Associate Professor of Piano 
Pedagogy at the University of North Texas College of Music. Previously, he was a full 
tenured Professor of Piano, Assistant Chair, and Keyboard Area Coordinator at the 
University of Texas at El Paso, where he held the Bonnie Brooks Professorship in 
Music. Oscar Macchioni is an Steinway Artist.
Check his website and his professional portfolio 
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other judges

Zlata Chochieva
Antonio Pompa-Baldi
pamela mia paul
Kevin Kenner
Magdalena Baczewska
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