Meet Ana María
Venezuelan pianist, coach, conductor, and "stunning musical force" Ana María Otamendi has performed as soloist, collaborative pianist, and conductor throughout the United States, South America, and Europe with renowned artists such as Donald Sinta, Michelle DeYoung, Paul Groves, Ana María Martinez, members of the Chicago Lyric, Houston Grand Opera, and Dallas Opera Orchestras, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas and Milwaukee Symphonies, etc. She is Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano and Director of the program at Louisiana State University, Artistic Director of the Collaborative Piano Institute, and pianist of the Reverón Piano Trio. Recitals, masterclasses, and speaking engagements have taken her to NEC, Cambridge University, Yale, Wolftrap Opera, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Mahidol University (Thailand), University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, among many other venues. She earned a DMA in Collaborative Piano from the University of Michigan, she is fluent in four languages, and is also a Geophysical Engineer whose thesis was published in the prestigious journal Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors.
"The sound of all the performers, led by the sensitive and precise pianism of Ana María Otamendi, is of excellent quality, organic and true, as befits a high-level interpretatioN."
Melomano, la revista de musica clasica
IN THE NEWS:
Reverón Piano Trio releases 2023 album to critical acclaim.
Reverón Piano Trio (2023): IBS Classical. Ibero-American Piano Trios by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Joaquín Turina, and Manuel Ponce.
"These three very fine works deserve to be better known, and these passionate performances by the Reverón Piano Trio cannot help but spread the word."
Music Web International
"El Trío Reveron, compuesto por tres brillantes intérpretes venezolanos que viven en USA, allí siguen una magnífica carrera educativa e interpretativa, jóvenes con un futuro musical prometedor. Piezas muy demandantes y de excepcional ejecución. Grabado en agosto de 2021 en la cálida Granada, Auditorio Manuel de Falla, brillante producción y sonido."
Doce Notas Revista Musical
"Reverón has a rich and ingratiating sound, and their willingness to look for unconventional repertoire has made them endearing to me."
American Record Guide
Ana María’s interests range from Neuroscience and Psychology applied to learning and practicing an instrument, to Latin American art song and chamber music. She has presented lectures and workshops about these topics around the world, including Cambridge University, Yale University, Wolf Trap Opera, University of Michigan, Universidade de Sao Paulo, the International Keyboard Collaborative Artists Conference, SphinxConnect Conference, Diversity and Belonging: Unsung Keyboard Stories sponsored by the Westfield Center for Keyboard Studies, and many more. She teaches a class at Louisiana State University called Learning Effectively, in which she helps students improve their overall approach to learning and practicing by understanding the latest psychological, neurological, and pedagogical research on the science of learning.