Julián Pernett Castilla

Pianist • Composer


  November 7, 2020 at 6:00pm

Stanton Guest House
Admission includes Wine and Entertainment


Per Person

Special Guest Musician for the Oct. 10th performance:
Vincent D’Elia

Julián Pernett Castilla’s pronounced natural talents in music, specifically in Latin percussion instruments, given the valuable cultural heritage from the Colombian Caribbean Coast, have provided a world of musical gifts to share with the world. His skillful versatility includes a wide-range of styles, from the classical tradition to Jazz idioms and Colombian & African musical idiosyncrasy.


An “artist of the sound,” Julián is more than just a pianist. His experimentation with different musical ideas inspired by the Great Masters of music history, have led him to the joy of musical expression through composition. This addition to his musical skills lets him fully explore musical thoughts with all options at hand, making each performance a truly personal expression through music.

Born in 1993 in Bogotá, Colombia, Julián began his music and keyboard studies at the tender age of four, with one of Colombia’s most important composers and pedagogue, Jaime Torres Donneys, and his wife, Esperanza Valbuena.

In 2008, he continued piano studies with his brother, Renato Pernett Castilla, who is an accomplished composer, arranger, and pianist himself.

Simultaneously, Julián began to immerse himself into the world of Latin-American music and Jazz, thanks to the guidance of his High School music teacher, Aristobulus Mazabell. This rich background of influences inspired him to become a professional musician. To achieve this, he began formal studies with Pilar Leyva, the former pupil of legendary pianist, Claudio Arrau.

An important part of his musical awareness and on-going pursuit of his craft has been participating in numerous masterclasses at national and international piano festivals, in addition to interacting with many renowned musicians of diverse genres and disciplines such as Blanca Uribe, Bill Summers, Chick Corea, Don Preston, Edoardo Torbianelli, and Lang Lang.

An innate artist from Brazil with a strong musical background, fluent in both jazz and classical music languages, Vincent D’Elia recently started his masters at the prestigious Paris Conservatory in double bass performance and contemporary music. Despite his young age, Vincent has a vast experience due to his training at the São Paulo State Music College (EMESP), where he studied Electric Bass with professors Gabriel Bahlis and Sizão Machado.

In addition, he studied composition and conducting for two years, acquiring new perspectives on musical expression, and consequently making him more versatile. He also started his studies in classical double bass in Brazil with the principal double bass player of the São Paulo Opera Theater, Tais Gomez, which later lead him to study at The University of Southern Mississippi.

His studies also led him to participate in numerous performances, festivals, and masterclasses, in which he could interact with remarkable Jazz musicians such as Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Ron Carter, Stanley Clark, Frank Proto, George Garzone.

Vincent Delia graduated with Highest Honors from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, where he was awarded a full scholarship to major in double bass performance under the guidance of Marcos Machado; and in the Jazz studies department, under the guidance of Lawrence Panella.


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