(Nelson Freire Edition)

26th to 30th of August, 2020


Carlos Javier Polo, Presenter

Carlos Javier Polo, Presenter

 He was born in Palencia. He began his piano studies at the Amadeus Academy and the Municipal School of Vigo. In 2002, he continues at the professional music Conservatory of Vigo, finishing with the Professional Degree award. Later, in 2008, he was admitted to the Higher Conservatory of Music of Vigo, where he studied with Severino Ortiz and Pablo Rodríguez, obtaining the highest marks and another prize. In 2012 he received an Erasmus scholarship to study at ESMAE (Oporto), where he holds a Master's degree in interpretation with Luis Filipe Sá.

He obtains some prizes in competitions such as “ASGAIM”, “Real Club Náutico de Vigo”, Performers of the CSMV and Award of Musical Excellence "Mans Futuro", which allows him to record a CD with works by Mozart, Liszt, Albéniz and his own works.

In 2012 he made the absolute premiere of the work for two pianos "Hyss Reloaded" by E. Soutullo.

He complements his career by attending various courses with A. Guijarro, Claudio Martínez, E. Nebolsin, L. Chiantore, I. Rohmann, Z. Kocsis, D. Bashkirov, among others.

He has taught at the municipal schools of Vigo, Sanxenxo and the professional music conservatory "Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos". He is currently working at the Gondomar Conservatory.

During the competition he will announce the contestants and their repertoire before their performance. Also during the breaks will be available to participants. 

International Piano Competition "City of Vigo"

The Galician Classical Music Association (AMCG) organizes the I International Piano Competition "City of Vigo".

Take place in:

Rúa de Manuel Olivié, 23, 36203 Vigo, Pontevedra

+34 651 109 095