Accepted without preselection by qualification to the semifinal in the Hummel Piano Competition 2017 (WFIMC).
Sten Ulloa Carler was born 1997 in Denmark but moved to Chile shortly after. He grew up in Chile where he started playing the piano and gave his first concert at the age of 5. After moving to Sweden in 2006, he began taking private lessons with Zinaida Oganova Larsson 2011 at Virtuoso Musikskola. By then he started playing concerts regularly in Stockholm. Then he enrolled at Södra Latins Music High School where his main piano teacher was Ann-Sofi Klingberg. At this time he also started to perform with chamber music groups across Stockholm.
He is currently studying with Professor Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist at Ingesunds School of Music on the third year of the bachelor program. During his studies at Ingesund he has played concerts all around Sweden and several European countries such as Denmark, England and Slovakia. He participated in the 8thNordic Piano Competition 2017 where he was a semifinalist. He also took part in the Hummel Piano Competition 2017 (WFIMC) where he became a semifinalist. And he became a finalist at the Young Pianist of the North Competition 2017 in Newcastle, England and also received the prize for the best interpretation of a virtuosic etude.
Sten has participated in masterclasses with distinguished pianists and professors such as John O’Connor, Angela Hewitt and Sergeys Osokins among others. He played Chopin's First Piano Concerto with the Södra Latin Symphony Orchestra andconductor Jan Risberg in the spring of 2015 and Mozarts double concerto with the Ingesund symphony orchestra and conductor Magnus Ericsson. He has also participated in the Stockholm International Piano Competition where he has taken third price and the prize for the best interpretation of a Swedish piece. He has received Mai von Rosens scholarship and several local scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, WTC Book 2
L. V. Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat major op. 26, 1st mvt.
F. Chopin: Etude in E-flat major op. 10 no. 11
J. N. Hummel: Etude in B-flat minor op. 125 no. 22
H. Dutilleux: From ”Trois préludes pour piano”, no. 3 Le jeu des contraires
N. Medtner: Sonata Reminiscenza op. 38 no. 1
G. Enescu: Piano suite in D-major op. 10
F. Chopin: Concerto No. 2 in f minor, op. 21