Chicago pianist, Magnus Villanueva, works in his hometown as a performer, collaborator, and educator. He has performed all over North America and Europe from notable concert halls and radio stations to hospitals and nursing homes. Recent festival appearances include the Cortona Sessions, Atlantic Music Festival, Orford Music Festival, Art of the Piano, Gijón International Piano Festival, and Festival Pablo Casals de Prades. Passionate about chamber music and collaboration, he has worked with members of the Guarneri, Spektral, JACK, Brentano quartets, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Alarm Will Sound. Magnus received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Peabody Conservatory studying with Marian Hahn and previously studied with Emilio del Rosario and Ralph Neiweem at the Music Institute of Chicago.