Pablo Molano was born in Switzerland to two musical parents in 2001. After moving to Colombia, his parents’ place of origin, he started taking music lessons. He started with the guitar at age four, along with choir classes. After moving to the United States he decided to start taking piano lessons at age 10. He began taking lessons at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College program where he studied under Erna Gulabyan. From there he went on to make his solo debut in Bogota, Colombia in 2017 playing an entire recital in the Museo Nacional de Bogota. Pablo has been a finalist of the Valley Christian Scholarship Competition in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, Pablo won 2nd place in the VCHS Piano Honors Competition. He also became a finalist in NPR’s “From the Top” program. He is the Grand Prix winner of the III Geneva International Music Competition. He has been invited to multiple festivals including Rome’s “Uniti Nella Musica”, San Francisco Flower Piano Festival, the Miami International Piano Festival Academy and Aspen Music Festival. He has also competed in the AC Melos International Piano Competition and won first place. Pablo has been able to learn from great masters like Jorge Luis Prats, Ilya Itin, Boris Slutsky, Matti Raekallio, Robert McDonald and Meng-Chieh Liu. In the realm of chamber music Pablo has worked in large works including Franck’s Piano Quintet, Brahm’s Horn Trio and Lutoslawski Paganini Variations. With the Franck Quintet, he won the 2020 Santa Cruz Young Chamber Music Competition. Pablo Molano is currently a sophomore at Manhattan School of Music, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance. As a recipient of the Eugene Istomin Endowed Capital Campaign Scholarship and Viola B. Marcus Scholarship, Pablo studies under the tutelage of Olga Kern.

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