Born in Durango, Mexico, in 1985, Jorge Viladoms started playing the piano at the age of 15, taking private classes in his hometown. After only four years of study, he entered the professional class at the Lausanne Conservatory for Music in Switzerland. He presently performs on the biggest international scenes and pursues a multifaceted career as concert pianist, professor at the Lausanne Conservatory, founder of the Foundation Crescendo con la Musica as well as Rolex Ambassador. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, at the Bunkamura Theater in Tokyo, at the Osaka Festival Hall, at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, as well as at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva.
The 2018/2019 season sees Viladoms debut with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Australia alongside the Conductor Alondra de la Parra, his debut in the Rosey Concert Hall as soloist, as well as tours in Germany, France, Mexico and Switzerland. He has performed as soloist, with orchestra, and chamber music in Festivals such as, the Steinway Hall in Switzerland, the Château d’Annecy, the Piano Festival in St. Ursanne, the Festival de Sion, Al Bustan Festival Beirut, Festival St Prex Classics, Festival Revueltas together with artists such as Gautier Capuçon, Philippe Cassard, Lionel Cottet, Fumiaki Miura, Camille Thomas, Charlie Siem among others. He has participated in radio programs like "Le Matin des Musiciens" and "Musician Letters" on France Musique in Paris, Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich, and a concert as soloist with the Sinfonietta de Lausanne, alongside the conductor Alexander Mayer was recorded live by the Mezzo TV channel.
“From Latin America to Paris” his last recording with Sony Classical and with Lionel Cottet was highly acclaimed by the international press and audiences. In his continued search to share music and art to wider audiences, Viladoms created the “Luz de Luna” project, where he shares the stage with the Stars Dancers of the Opera Ballet of Paris; Hervé Moreau, Aurélie Dupont, Isabelle Ciaravola on choreographies by Benjamin Millepied and Jiri Bubenicek. He has since been very active in the Dance world too, participating in Festivals such as Gala de Danza.
In 2012, feeling the need to support the children of his home country, he gave a concert at the Assembly Hall of the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, where he announced the creation of his Foundation Crescendo con la Musica .
The goal of the Foundation is to provide access to music to children living in poverty in Mexico, giving them the possibility of owning an instrument and receiving quality musical training. Through the work of his Foundation, a container with more than 100 instruments was sent to the school Centro Educativo la Barranca where disadvantaged children benefit from music lessons, helping them to change their future.
His Foundation is now benefiting more than 700 children in Mexico, supporting programs in Kenya, and giving scholarships for young musicians in Switzerland. Winner of the Gabrielle Agostini prize, the Kiefer Hablitzel Wettbewerb contest and the Marguerite Meister prize, Jorge Viladoms received his Master of Arts in Performance with honors at the Hochschule der Künste in Zurich, in the prestigious class of Homero Francesch, pedagogue and internationally renowned pianist. He also obtained a Master in Musical Pedagogy with honors and the award for the best exam of the year. During his student years, he received the advice of renowned masters such as Menahem Pressler, Pascal Devoyon, Paul Badura-Skoda, Valentin Gheorghiu, Anne Queffélec and Philippe Cassard. In 2011, he was appointed professor of piano at the Conservatory of Lausanne when he was only 26 years old.