Pianist and composer Augusto A. Amador has performed and composed as a solo artist, in ensembles, and with orchestras, in concert halls and festivals around the globe, as well as for fundraising events and intimate dinner parties for VIPs and celebrities such as Bob Hope, Helen Reddy, and The Princess of Wales. Some of the organizations who have featured Augusto's international piano repertoire include:
• Association of Peruvian Institutions in the United States, Chicago, IL
• The Boca Bistro, Boca Grande, FL
• Chinese Community Center of the Peninsula, San Francisco, CA
• The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA
• The Fairmont Hotel and Penthouse, San Francisco, CA
• The Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Cupertino, CA
• Forty Carrots Family Center with piano provided by Piano Distributors, Sarasota, FL
• Hyatt Regency, Sarasota, FL
• Jaguar of Sarasota with piano provided by Pritchard Pianos, FL
• Lexus of Sarasota with piano provided by Pritchard Pianos, FL
• Mazatlan and Guaymas, Mexico (various fundraising events)
• Michael's On East, Sarasota, FL• Pebble Beach Resorts, CA
• President Cleveland Passenger Ships (Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines and China)
• Ricky's Hyatt House, Palo Alto, CA
• Rotary Club International
• Sarasota Wine Festival at Suncoast Motorsports, piano provided by Piano Distributors, Sarasota, FL
• Veterans Hospitals in Palo Alto, CA
He is currently performing and composing in Sarasota, Florida, and focusing on transferring his large library of original works into digital format.
Augusto was born, one of eight children, in Lima, Peru where his talent was recognized at the young age of 18, when he received a full scholarship to the prestigious Conservatory of Music in Lima. At the conservatory he studied music and composition, launching into a professional career in piano performance. In his 20s, at the recommendation of one of his older brothers, Ezequiel Amador (accomplished violinist for the San Francisco Symphony), Augusto moved to San Francisco Bay Area, where he continued to pursue a career in music.
He came to the United States in 1957. He was then drafted to the U.S. Army in 1959 where his group "The Latin 5" competed and won 2nd Place in the All U.S. Army Entertainment Competition. He continued his music studies independently, became a U.S. citizen, and pursued music composition at Fresno State University. His career continued to flourish, providing him with opportunities to perform internationally. He married, started a family, and owned and managed a successful European fine-dining restaurant for 15 years in Mountain View, California. The restaurant featured a signature piano bar where Augusto performed nightly.
Augusto has dedicated many years to community service, organizing and providing his artistic services for numerous fundraisers. He also served as President for Rotary Club of Palo Alto (1983/84) with 8 years as the General Chair for the "Rotary In Concert" series.
MUSIC EDUCATION AND AWARDS
• Fresno State University, CA, Composition Studies, traveling to Florence, Italy, to study duodecaphonic music at the Querubini Conservatory of Music
• 2nd Pl. “All US Army Entertainment Contest” Winner, 1959
• Composition Scholarship, National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru (Age 18)
• Rotary Club of Palo Alto, CA, President 1983/84 and General Chair "Rotary In Concert" series (8 years)
• Board of Governors for El Camino Hospital Foundation, Former Board Member
• Former member of Association of Song Writers, Composers and Publishers (ASCAP)