Joana Gonzalez is a South Florida native of Hispanic descent. While her love for music was evident in her from an early age, she did not begin a formal study of the piano until she was nine. She has since been incorrigible in her pursuit for musical excellence and her desire to perform.
In 2013, Ms. Gonzalez was awarded first place at the New World Symphony's Side by Side competition, which allowed her the opportunity to perform with the New World Symphony and to play for its distinguished founder, Michael Tilson Thomas. Since then, Joana has enjoyed performing as a soloist with various orchestras in the United States.
Joana's desire to make Classical Music more accessible in today's society has led her to explore the boundaries of conventional performance practices. In this past year, her modernly formatted recitals were met by excitement and appreciation from a broad array of audiences in Barcelona, Puerto Rico, and Miami.
Joana currently studies with renowned pianist Santiago Rodriguez at the University of Miami.