Dr. Pablo Sotomayor is one of the most internationally active and versatile Peruvian pianists of his generation, performing as a soloist, in chamber music ensembles and as an accompanist. Born in Lima, Sotomayor graduated with honors from the National Conservatory of Music in his hometown, and later earned a Master's Degree in Piano Performance at the University of Southern Mississippi. Past public presentations include several solo recitals and performances as concerto soloist in Peru and in the United States playing such pianistic war-horses as Rachmaninoff's second, Grieg's, or Tchaikovsky's first concerti.
As an opera accompanist, Sotomayor has worked with maestro Jay Dean in every production of the Opera program at Southern Miss since 2009, as well as in the 2010 - 2012 editions of FestivalSouth. A devout Puccini enthusiast, he participated in 2011 in Romanza's production of La Bohème (Lima, Peru) and in Mississippi Opera's production of Madame Butterfly (Jackson, MS). In addition, he has played for vocalists and instrumentalists as part of USM's Accompaniment Program from 2009 to 2013. He is thrilled to continue to work for the program, this time as a Staff Accompanist.
Sotomayor recently earned his Doctoral degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Southern Miss, where he studied with Dr. Lois Leventhal. His dissertation includes a technically graded catalog of the solo piano works by Peruvian composer Roberto Carpio.