THE BRAND NEW Yorker once called her a pianist’s pianist. She became internationally known on her behalf daring virtuosity. She signed up for the Curtis Institute of Music when she was 12, shifting to america and learning with Rudolf Serkin, Seymour Lipkin, and Mieczyslaw Horszowski, all respectable performers and pedagogues. She became in 1981 among the youngest music artists to be granted the Leventritt Competition Platinum Medal. Her family members was musical, and she was three when she began acquiring lessons from her mom, Rosario Licad. She gained the 1985 Grand Prix du Disque Frederic Chopin award on her behalf interpretation and documenting from the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2.