Dr. Vicente Della Tonia, DMA, NCTM
Pianist Vicente Della Tonia, Jr. has performed in concert halls throughout Europe, the United States, and his native country, Brazil. Earlier in his career, he received top prize awards in numerous piano competitions, including the XXI Concurso Latino-Americano de Piano Rosa Mística, XX Concurso Nacional de Paulo Giovanini, and the III Concurso Nacional de Piano Maestro Rodrigo Tavares.
An active performer, Vicente has been recently featured as a guest artist at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series (Chicago, IL), Universidade Estadual de São Paulo, Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Conservatório Baurense (in Brazil), the VII Coloquio do Seminario Permanente de História y Música (Mexico City), as well as a soloist with the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra (Atlanta, GA). His recitals have been broadcast over WFMT, WXVS and WABE NPR stations. He has been highly involved with the Music Teachers National Association’s national and state conferences presenting lecture recitals in numerous states including Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.
Vicente received the Bachelor of Music from the Universidade do Sagrado Coração (Brazil), Master of Music from Georgia State University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. He has studied piano with Sonia Rubinsky, Marina Lomazov, Judit Gabòs, Sergio Gallo and Rosa Maria Tolón Marín. Vicente has additional training with Joseph Kalichstein, Tamás Ungár, Yoheved Kaplinsky, John Owings and Joseph Rackers at the “Piano Texas International Academy & Festival” (Fort Worth, Texas) and at the “Burgos International Music Festival” (Burgos, Spain).
Two-time recipient of the Steinway & Sons’ Top Teacher Award of the Year (2017 and 2020), Vicente Della Tonia is currently Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Associate Professor of Piano at Georgia State University/Perimeter College in Clarkston, Georgia.