Walkiria Izaguirre, Venezuelan classical pianist based in Vienna, Austria and recently winner of the first prize in the international piano competition “Grand Prize Virtuoso Vienna” 2022 and in the “Grand Prize Virtuoso Rome” 2021.
 
  Started her musical education at a young age in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2010 she started studying at the Prayner Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna, Austria with Joo Ann Koh obtaining her Artistic Diploma in 2018. Later on she attended the International Academy Aquiles Delle Vigne in Coimbra, Portugal. She has had master classes with Ferhan Önder in Salzburg (2010), Eduardus Halim (Vladimir Horowitz’s last pupil) in New York (2014), Aquiles Delle Vigne, Dmitri Bashkirov in Aachen (2018) and Marilyn Engle (2019) in Coimbra.
 
    In 2013 she won the second price at the International Competition for Young Talents in Ecuador. In the same year she was invited to participate in the festival Jóvenes Pianistas del Estado Aragua in Venezuela. Walkiria has performed as a soloist in many cities in Venezuela, Chile, Austria, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Italy and Holland. She has also played in several chamber music formats like the Amadeus Quintet (Venezuela), with the Aligatissimo Ensemble (Japan- Austria) and and as a duo with Martin Lehnfe ld (Wiener Symphoniker). 
 
    In 2016 she was invited to perform as soloist with the Vienna International Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Robert Lehrbaumer at the festival Geras Klingt in Geras, Austria. In 2017 she  was selected to perform in the Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2018 she participated in the renowned piano festival Clavicologne in Aachen, Germany. In 2019 she was invited to perform at the Palacio Rioja and also to perform an interactive concert for the Fundación Padre Kepa Bilbao Laca in Viña Del Mar, Chile. In the same year Walkiria participated in the World Piano Meeting Festival in Coimbra, Portugal. In 2020 she signed an exclusive contract with the renowned Austrian label Gramola Records, which produced her debut album of Beethoven sonatas. In 2019 she was invited to perform at the Palacio Rioja and also to perform an interactive concert for the Fundación Padre Kepa Bilbao Laca in Viña Del Mar, Chile. In the same year Walkiria participated in the World Piano Meeting Festival in Coimbra, Portugal. In 2020 she signed an exclusive contract with the renowned Austrian label Gramola Records, which produced her debut album of Beethoven sonatas. 

   Season 2022-2023 projects include chamber music recitals in different formats and solo recitals in Austria, Venezuela, Italy, Turkey, USA, Germany, Lithuania, Romania and Spain, as her Debut with the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra and the Aragua Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela.