Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner


Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner Photo credit: Chris McGuire

“Poetic, electrifying” (Michigan Live), “a gifted virtuoso” (San Francisco Chronicle), “masterful technique and a veritable deluge of sonorities” (La Presse Montreal), and “mesmerizing artistry and extraordinary ability to communicate” (The Post-Standard), describe 22-year-old Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner for performances that have stirred the intellect and humanity of his audiences on five continents. He was named a Gilmore Young Artist, an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation, and his unique, multi-faceted artistry has been featured on NPR, CNN International, the Wall Street Journal, and WDR-Arte. Mr. Sanchez-Werner received the Atlantic Council Young Global Citizen Award recognizing his dedication to social action through music in such countries as Iraq, Rwanda, France, Canada, and the United States. General Petraeus commended his “courageous humanitarian contributions through the arts…strengthening the ties that unite our nations.” It held deep meaning for him to perform at the White House and the Kennedy Center for President Obama’s second Inauguration concert. Mr. Sanchez-Werner received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard, earning the Kovner Fellowship. Principal teachers have included Yoheved Kaplinsky and Ilya Itin, and composition with Lowell Liebermann. Presently, Mr. Sanchez-Werner studies with Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music, where he was awarded the Charles S. Miller Prize culminating his first year in their prestigious Artist Diploma program.