- CONCERT PIANIST -
Pianist, Composer, and Conductor Adonis Gonzalez is a Latin Grammy nominee in the category of Best Classical Album for his solo debut album 'Adios a Cuba'. He has performed as a soloist with many orchestras around the globe such as, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic of Venezuela, National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Cuban National Symphony, Junge Süddeutsche Philharmonie Esslingen in Germany, Wiener Residenzorchester in Austria, Masterworks Festival Orchestra in Washington DC, Mississippi Symphony, USM Symphony, Rutgers Symphony, New York City Opera Orchestra, and many others.
He made his conducting debut with Vienna International Orchestra in Austria.
Gonzalez has performed for, The Chamber Music Society of New York and The Concert Artist Guild of New York. He has collaborated with legendary artists such as violinist Arnold Steinhardt and clarinetists/saxophonist Paquito D’ Rivera, who invited him to record as a guest artist for his album Jazz-Clazz nominated by the Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover Album.
He has also performed in in Italy, Canada, Poland, The Czech Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Slovakia, Colombia, Chile and at the most distinguished venues in the US such as: Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the Superior Institute of Art of Havana, a Master of Music Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance from Rutgers University and took courses in Orchestral Conducting at The Juilliard School. Gonzalez has been composer in residence of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Cuban Artist Fund of New York. He also collaborated as a composer with the 'Works and Process Series' of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and wrote the original music score for the art films 'Behind the Wall' and ‘Limbo’. His Symphonic Poem for Piano and Orchestra 'Cimarrón' was premiered by the National Symphony of Costa Rica. Gonzalez is featured in the film 'Adios a Cuba' produced by Rey Rodriguez Productions. Gonzalez is Professor of Music at Alabama State University.