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Scott Cuellar


Scott Cuellar won the gold medal at the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition and the solo division of the 2013 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, where he also took second place in the concerto division. He was also the bronze medalist at the 2016 New Orleans International Piano Competition. He has given solo recitals around the world, including at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Polytheatre Chongqing, the Gijón International Piano Festival in Asturias, Spain, and the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Lima, Peru. As a dedicated chamber musician, he has coached with members of the Takács, Moscow and former Cleveland String Quartets, and has performed with internationally respected musicians including violist Hsin-Yun Huang, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and clarinetist James Campbell. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree from Rice University, where he studied with Jon Kimura Parker, a master’s degree in music from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Julian Martin, and a bachelor of music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Alvin Chow. He taught at Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 2019 to 2022, and will begin an appointment at Syracuse University this fall.