Dr. Juan Vizcarra

Dr. Juan Vizcarra

Assistant to the Director of Music

Dr. Juan Vizcarra began his piano studies at the age of seven in his native town, Arequipa, Peru under the tutelage of his father, Prof. Tomas Vizcarra.  

After receiving his Master of Music degree from Texas Christian University in 2009, and a Doctor of Music degree from University of North Texas in 2015, Juan has worked as a teacher in several music institutions in Texas, served as pianist for Sunday services at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, as well as frequently performing concerts and recitals in Peru and the United States.  He performed a lecture recital on Wagner transcriptions for the 2015 American Liszt Society Festival in Denton, Texas and recorded two volumes of piano transcriptions of Richard Wagner for Toccata Classics.

Dr. Vizcarra is thrilled to join the staff at Lutheran Chapel Church and brings over 20 years of experience collaborating with choirs, orchestras, instrumentalists, and singers both in Peru and in the United States. He continues to share his love for music by teaching piano remotely to students of all ages and levels.

He and his family relocated to North Carolina this past August after his wife, also a professional pianist, accepted a collaborative pianist position at Appalachian State University. He and his wife live in Hickory with their beloved 6-year-old daughter.