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Collaborative Pianist

Research Interests

  • Sight Reading for Advanced Pianists
  • Underrepresented Piano Composers from Latin America


Born in Medellin (Colombia), David has performed at different venues in Latin America and The United States. He was recently invited to open the 2021 season of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra playing the Beethoven Concerto No.2 for Piano and Orchestra, under the baton of Robert Moody. His interest in Latin American contemporary music has led him to premiere chamber music works in festivals such as the XII Festival MUSICAHORA 2015 (La Serena - Chile) and the I Congress of Research and Musical Creation 2016 (Zipaquirá – Colombia). 

Córdoba has won awards in several competitions such as the WCM International Piano Competition – Northern Ireland (Finalist - 4th place), Memphis International Piano Competition (Honorable Mention) and the Colombian National Singing Competition – Collaborative Piano Category (1st place). David is also a dedicated voice and flute accompanist. Highlight performances include a recital with Vincent Lucas (Principal Flutist – Orchestre de Paris) in the seminar Medellin entre la Flauta 2016. 

Under the guidance and affection of Teresita Gomez, David earned a Bachelor of Music with Honors at the University of Antioquia (Colombia). Córdoba also received a Master in Piano Performance with Dr. Cathal Breslin and Dr. Jonathan Tsay in the University of Memphis, and he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts in the same institution. 

David Córdoba-Hernández


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 128A