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Rachid Bernal graduated with Honorable Mention from the “Life and Movement” School of the Ollin Yoliztli Cultural Center in Mexico City; Later, he took advanced courses in Vienna, Austria.

His piano training has been tutored by teachers Manuel Pérez Dávila, Camelia Goila and Hafes Babashahi. He has participated in master classes with artists of the stature of Jorge Federico Osorio, Anatoly Zatín, Josef Olechowsky, Alessio Bax, Enrique Bátiz, Horacio Nuguid and Ian Hobson.

Since his debut as a soloist at age 16 with the Querétaro Philharmonic under the baton of José Guadalupe Flores, he has performed in recitals in Mexico, the United States, Spain and Austria, mainly at the “Young Artist World Piano Festival” in Minnesota; Smith Memorial Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Mountain View Performance Hall in Dallas (Texas) and as a soloist with the Irving Symphony Orchestra in Texas conducted by its head Héctor Guzmán. In turn, he has been a soloist with the main orchestras in Mexico such as the Mexico City Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the Xalapa Symphony, the Aguascalientes Symphony, the National Polytechnic Institute, the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo and Juvenile Eduardo Mata from UNAM, to name a few, collaborating with directors such as Enrique Diemecke, Lanfranco Marcelletti, José Areán, Eduardo Strausser, among others.

In March 2021 Rachid made his debut in Guatemala with a recital at the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Theater as part of the Bravissimo International Festival and the following April he offered two recitals (with different programs, on the same day) at the Performing Arts Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. , under the auspices of the Symphony of that City.

Rachid Bernal has received various national and international awards and distinctions: he was the winner of the Piano Concerto Competition at the “Young Artist World Piano Festival” in the City of Minnesota, for which he obtained a contract to play as a soloist with an orchestra; Second place in the IX International Piano Biennial “Formal Classical Music” in the City of Mexicali, Baja California; the “Special Award” from the 68th International “Wideman” Piano Competition in Shreveport, Louisiana; and he was recently the first place winner of the IX “Angélica Morales-Yamaha” National Piano Competition, of which he obtained third place in its previous edition.

He is currently studying with the Spanish pianist Joaquin Achúcarro at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and is a member of the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation.

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