Yoanna Hernandez, a native of Cuba, began her piano studies at the age of four. She has had a lifelong calling to be a piano teacher—receiving inspiration from her mother who was a music professor. She has been playing the piano for over 30 years and has participated in numerous concerts, master classes, and competitions. Throughout her career, Ms. Hernandez has won several awards. In 1997 she won First Place in the Dulce Maria Serrat in Memoriam Competition. In 1999, she won Third Place and Best Polyphonic Interpretation in the Ibero-American Competition in Havana, Cuba. In 2005, she was a semifinalist in the Ignacio Cervantes International Competition. In 2006, she won First Place in the Musicalia Competition in the Institute of Fine Arts in Havana. Among the many concerts for which she has performed, Ms. Hernandez played Edvard Grieg’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, conducted by Ramiro Arista.
Ms. Hernandez has a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the Institute of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba. In 2011, she received her Florida Teaching Certification for grades K-12. Ms. Hernandez has been on the piano faculty at Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts since 2011.