About me

Isabel Pérez Dobarro

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Isabel Pérez Dobarro has appeared in solo recitals and chamber music concerts at the Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, Yamaha Center, DiMenna Center, Liederkranz Foundation, Rachmaninoff Hall at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Sala Manuel de Falla, Ateneo de Madrid, and Sala Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli in Bolzano, Italy. She was a prizewinner at the American Protegé International Piano and Strings Competition (2nd Prize), Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition (3rd Prize), Ciutat de Berga International Competition (1st Prize) and the Cidade do Fundao Piano International Competition (1st Prize), as well as the recipient of the Jorge Bolet Distinguished Performer Award at the Stony Brook International Piano Festival.

Upcoming concerts include performances with the Real Filharmonía de Galicia Orchestra, the Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid Orchestra, and a collaboration with New York Philharmonic Musicians at Carnegie Hall, as well as solo performances at the Lincoln Center, Auditorio Caja de Música Cibeles (Madrid), Nobel Peace Prize Forum, St. Peters Church (NYC), New York University, and Murray Hill Institute (NYC), among others.

Isabel has taught masterclasses within New York University´s Undergraduate Collegium. She has also given lectures and speeches at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, United Nations General Assembly, European Parliament within the European Arts Forum, I Jornadas Sostenibilidad e Instituciones Culturales, University of Michigan, University of Vechta, Columbia University, Carnegie Hall, and Casina Pio IV at the Vatican. She has also participated in Música en Compostela, Gijon International Piano Festival, and the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance and Practice at the New England Conservatory, among other festivals. In 2016, she has organized the Festival Granados: Composer, Pedagogue, and Virtuoso at New York University, a series of lectures and concerts about Enrique Granados in which she premiered a newly reconstructed version for piano quintet of Granados´ Concierto Patético by composer Sergi Casanelles.
With mezzo soprano Anna Tonna, Isabel has been awarded the New York Women Composers Seed Grant for their project Mujeres en Música, an initiative that promotes music composed by women in the United States and Spain. The project consists of two concerts per year (one in New York and one in Madrid) with music composed and performed by women. In addition to her concertizing career, Isabel leads the project SDSN-Youth Arts Twenty Thirty which combines arts with sustainability in the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At age 25, Isabel Pérez Dobarro is a Ph.D. candidate at NYU Steinhardt. She holds a Professional Studies degree from the Manhattan School of Music, a master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt and a bachelor’s degree from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. Isabel is a member of the Executive Board of the Piano Teachers Congress of New York and co-chair of its Honors Program. She is the UN Focal point at the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth, president of the Beta Pi Chapter at the International Honors Society in Education Kappa Delta Pi, and the Western European Representative of the Fair Air Coalition. She has also a background in Law Studies and has completed courses in U.S Law and Methodologies courses at NYU SPS. She is currently a graduate certificate student in International Relations at Harvard University.