LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Local gifted classical pianist and United Independent School District student, Enrique Rangel, debuted at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City with his winning piano performance on April 20.
He was selected winner among hundreds of pianists from all over the world vying for a spot in the highly competitive 2014 American Protégé International Piano Competition. He auditioned with Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt and Sonata No. 7, Op. 83, mvt. 3 Precipitato by Sergei Prokofiev.
Enrique has also garnered other coveted accomplishments this year. He was Grand Prize Winner in the 2014 Mckinney Young Artist Piano Competition. He placed 1st at Texas State University at San Marcos in their 2014 Young Artist Piano Competition, and was a winner in the 2014 Five-State Baylor-Waco Piano Competition at Baylor University.
In addition to his Liszt and Prokofiev pieces, Enrique also competed in these competitions with Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a, mvt. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Enrique is a senior at United High School. His private piano instructor is A.J. Collins-Thompson of San Antonio. Enrique’s proud parents are Enrique and Amelia Rangel. His younger brother is Eros Rangel, who also plays piano.