Recognized as one of Venezuela’s most talented young pianists. Adolfo Vidal has been hailed as an "exciting and compelling pianist" (Surface and Symbol, Toronto). His appearances include performances in Europe, South and North America.
In 2001 under the supervision of Marietta Orlov and Andre Laplante, Vidal completed a 2-year, Artist Diploma Program, at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. He participated in Masterclasses with pianists, John Perry, Robert McDonald, Claude Frank, Angela Cheng, Marc Durand, Julian Martin and Alan Walker, among others. During the Sarasota Music Festival 2001, Vidal worked with pianists Susan Starr, Robert Levin and John Perry.
Vidal holds a MM and BM from Florida International University in Miami where he studied with Kemal Gekic, Susan Starr, Gordon Roberts and Miguel Salvador. While in school many Masterclasses complimented his studies with pianists such as, Roberta Rust, Mark Zeltzer, Eleri Anjaparidze, Arthur Pizarro, Lorin Hollander, Boris Berezovski and Vladimir Feltsman.
Born in Venezuela and winner of two National Piano Competitions, Adolfo C. Vidal started piano studies at the age of 5 in the city of Santa Ana de Coro, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, under the French pianist Gerard Bourgogne. Further music studies were completed at the Maracaibo and Caracas Conservatories of Music with the Russian pianists Mikhail Antoshin, Igor Lavrov and Stanislav Pochekin. In 1990, another Bachelor of Music Education was earned from the “Cecilio Acosta” Catholic University in Venezuela. Currently, Vidal resides in the US Miami, where he is the Artistic Director of the ‘Teresa Carreño’ International Piano Competition and works closely with the American pianist Gordon Roberts, who has remained his teacher and mentor.