Age: 26 | Country: Costa Rica

Josue González started his career as a Pianist at the age of 7, at the Superior Institute of Arts in his hometown San Jose, Costa Rica. Currently 25 years old, he expanded his knowledge attending top music conservatories such as the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music. Josue has attained international recognition winning national and international awards such as the Nariman Sabitov and “Way to Mastership” in Russia. Josue’s technical brilliance and musicality have been praised by world renowned pianists, among those are Daniel Pollack, Vladimir Ovchinikov, Alexander Braginsky, Eliso Virsaladze and Seymour Bernstein. He has played for important figures in gala recitals such as the Asturias Prince, Felipe Borbon. Josue was the first Costa Rican pianist to play at the great hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. His top performances at prestigious venues have led Josue to becoming one of the most prominent young musicians of his generation.


Preliminary Round:
F. Chopin: Étude Op. 25 No. 12
F. Liszt: Transcendental Étude No. 12 “Chasse Neige”

Semifinal Round:
R. Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9

Final Round:
L.v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 Op. 53 “Waldstein”
A. Ginastera: Argentinian Dances, Op. 2
F. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12