Biography

Faith Zúñiga performed Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in 2021 with the Reston Community Orchestra and Maestro Dingwall Fleary. In 2020-2021 she took part in recording the entire collection of Mozart and Beethoven sonatas and selections of music by Scott Joplin and Thelonious Monk through the World Piano Teachers Association. Faith has previously won the concerto competition at George Mason University and the undergraduate piano competition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was Semifinalist in both the Victor Elmaleh Concert Artists Guild Competition and the Byrd International Piano Competition. Faith performed Prokofiev Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven Concerto No. 5 with the Mason Symphony Orchestra. She enjoys performing with The Dream Trio throughout the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She is currently a DMA student at George Mason University, where she studies with Dr. Anna Balakerskaia. She also studies with Dr. Alexander Sklioutovski. Faith's students have been selected as winners of the RCM Regional Gold Medalist and Virginia State Certificate Awards. They have also won awards including 1st and 2nd Place in the Mary Smart competition; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in the AFAF Concerto Competition; 1st and 2nd Place in the NVMTA Concerto Festival; 2nd Place in the Great Composers Competition; 3rd Place in the YMIC Metropolitan Music Festival Competition; Honors Recitals in the NVMTA Bach/Baroque Competition and Sonata Festival; Honorable Mention in the NVMTA Judged Recitals; and many other awards including the American Protege International Piano & Strings, Summer Gala, and Romantic Music Competitions; the Art Guild of Clifton Scholarship Award; the MCAA Music Competition; the Spotlight on the Arts Competition; and the Vasya Georgieva Award for Artistic Excellence, among others. Her students have performed at Carnegie Hall at both the Weill and Stern Auditoriums, the Kennedy Center, the Southeast Region of Excellence RCM recital in Florida, and throughout the Northern Virginia area, and have been accepted to summer camps such as Interlochen Arts Camp. 

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