Adjunct Music Theory Instructor
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 (USM). 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.
In 2013, Sotomayor earned his Doctoral degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at USM, where he studied with Dr. Lois Leventhal. His dissertation includes a technically graded catalog of the solo piano works by Peruvian composer Roberto Carpio.
Before coming to the United States, Sotomayor served as a piano teacher at the Arts Institute of the San Martin de Porres University, in Lima, Peru. Also in his hometown, he was appointed instructor at Markham High School, one of the country's leading pre-college music programs. At USM, Sotomayor obtained valuable experience as a class piano instructor during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. He is thrilled to continue in the teaching field as a faculty member of the Southern Miss Piano Institute, and as an adjunct faculty at USM.