Joana Gonzalez is a South Florida native of Hispanic descent. Her love for music was evident in her from an early age. However, she did not begin a formal study of the piano until she was nine. Since then, Joana's pursuit for musical knowledge and excellence has been incorrigible.
In 2013, was awarded first place at the New World Symphony's Side by Side competition, which allowed her the opportunity to perform the Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto in G minor No. 2 with the New World Symphony and to play for its distinguished founder, Michael Tilson Thomas. Besides the New World Symphony, Joana has performed with various orchestras in Florida including the Alhambra Orchestra and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she was accepted into the University of Miami Frost School of Music under a full scholarship to study with renowned pianist Santiago Rodriguez.
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. In the years to come, Joana looks forward to continuing to share her music with audiences all over the world.