Salvador Arizmendi began his conservatory studies at the age of fourteen with the distinguished Mexican concert pianist Jose Alfredo Zendejas. Two years later, Salvador debuted as piano soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Toluca. Salvador has participated in several academic, national, and international piano competitions in Mexico, Costa Rica, and in the United States including the “VII National Competition for Young Pianists Parnassós 2014” (Third prize), “7th Performing Contest PRB. Antonio Morales Manzo” (First Prize), and the “11th International Piano Festival & Competition for Children and Young Pianists Villahermosa 2015” (Third prize).
Salvador has performed numerous times at many of the most prominent music venues in Mexico. Most recently, he performed a series of recitals for the “12th International Festival & Piano Competition for Children and Young Pianists Villahermosa 2016” in Villahermosa, Tabasco. Salvador’s live performances have been broadcasted over the State of Mexico Radio and Television and the TV Tabasqueña (Mexico) networks.
Salvador received the “2016-17 Margaret Clayton Smith Award” from the Chicago College of
Performing Arts, and in 2017 he was publicly given the “Outstanding Citizen” honor by the municipal
government of Villa Guerrero (State of Mexico) because of his efforts and achievements in the field
of classical music.
Salvador Arizmendi obtained his bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Chicago College
of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where he studied with the internationally revered
pianists, Jorge Federico Osorio and Winston Choi.