About

Victor Alcántara (*1975) is a German-Peruvian pianist, composer and arranger. He studied piano, jazz piano and film music at the University of Music in Munich and received a scholarship for music from the Richard Strauss Society. He holds a doctorate in musicology  (PhD) from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. In 2009 he won the 3rd prize of the II. Uuno Klami International Composition Competition in Finland 2009. He published several jazz recordings as a pianist and composer and worked for the entertainment and film business. He is staff member at University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and the University of Protestant Church Music Bayreuth. As a scientist he gives lectures at international conferences to which he was invited, amongst others, to the Moscow Conservatory and the Georg-August-University Göttingen. His current activities include concerts with the Monika Roscher Bigband, guitarist André Krengel and the Taiko-Percussion-Ensemble Drumaturgia.