Musician, Educator, and Arts Management Professional
Event Speaker: World Bank (August 12)
Hailed by the San Francisco Examiner as a “virtuoso talent, offering an excellent combination of solid technique and sensitive expressiveness,” pianist Aryo Wicaksono has performed as a featured soloist and chamber musician in venues and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia — and was the first Western classical music artist to hold a visiting artist-in-residence position at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. As a composer, Wicaksono created scores for the independent Japanese film short Dream of an Hour. Currently a Membership Manager for Chamber Music America, Wicaksono has also served as a consultant for music and music-development programs for universities and academies in South East Asia, United Arab Emirates, and Vancouver, BC, and was on the jury for the 2nd Thailand Mozart International Piano Competition, June 2012. He is also the founder, artistic-and-executive director of theYogyakarta International Music Festival Academy, a summer music festival training program with the goal of unlocking one’s potential and love in music as a lifelong passion.