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Due to his musical creativity, sensitivity and search for sound quality, Rachid Bernal has established himself as one of the pianists with the greatest presence in the music scene in Mexico. His piano studies have been tutored by maestro Joaquín Achúcarro in Texas, United States; Manuel Pérez and Camelia Goila in Mexico.


He is a constant soloist of the principal orchestras in Mexico such as: Mexico City Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Fine Arts, National Symphony, the Symphony Orchestras of Xalapa, Querétaro, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Michoacán, Guanajuato, the Eduardo Mata Youth Orchestra of the UNAM and the National Polytechnic Institute, to mention a few, collaborating with conductors such as Enrique Diemecke, Lanfranco Marcelletti, José Areán, Eduardo Strausser, Hector Guzmán, Enrique Barrios and Ludwig Carrasco, among others.


Since his debut as a soloist at the age of 16 with the Querétaro Philharmonic, he has offered master classes, recitals and as a jury in competitions in Mexico, Canada, the United States, Guatemala, Spain and Austria, mainly at the “Young Artist World Piano Festival” in Minnesota; Smith Memorial Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Mountain View Performance Hall in Dallas (Texas), Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, “Bravissimo” International Festival, “En Blanco y Negro” International Piano Festival and as a soloist with the Irving Symphony Orchestra in Texas.


Rachid Bernal is a teacher at the Conservatory of Music of the State of Mexico and at the School of Fine Arts of the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. Rachid has received various national and international awards and distinctions: he was winner of the Piano Concerto Competition at the “Young Artist World Piano Festival” in the City of Minnesota, for which he obtained a contract to play as a soloist with an orchestra; Second place in the IX International Piano Biennial “Formal Classical Music” in the City of Mexicali, Baja California; the “Special Award” from the 67th and 68th “Wideman” International Piano Competition in Shreveport, Louisiana; and winner of the First Prize in the IX “Angélica Morales-Yamaha” National Piano Competition, of which he obtained Third Prize in its previous edition.


Since 2019 he has been a member of the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation. He was recently awarded the scholarship by the System of Support for Creation and Cultural Projects in the category of stage creators 2024.

Photo: © Margarita Arriaga

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