(Vladimir Horowitz Edition)

29th of April to 2nd of May, 2023

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Claudio Carbó, pre-selection jury

Born in Beniarjó (Valencia), began his musical training at the age of six, with his father. Later he studied with Carmen Pérez Blanquer and Fernando Puchol at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Valencia and Madrid, obtaining the highest qualifications as well as the Honor Slate Degree and Career Awards. At the Reina Sofía Higher School of Music she studied with Dimitri Bashkirov, holder of the piano chair, and under the assistance of Anatoli Povzoun and later Galina Egyazarova, obtaining the mentions of Most Outstanding Student of the Chairs of Piano and Chamber Music under the Marta Gulyas' address. He continued his studies at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium in Munich with Professor Vadim Suchanov and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the pianist Elisso Virsaladze. Alongside the piano repertoire, he develops a wide cameristic work related to the world of song for voice and piano.

He receives master classes from Leon Fleisher, Alicia de Larrocha, Vitalij Margulis, Karl- Ulrich Schnabel and Joaquín Achúcarro, András Schiff, Ferenc Rados, among others. He obtains several prizes in national and international competitions, highlighting the 2nd Prize in the IX International Piano Competition Guerrero Foundation and 1st Prize in the III Piano Competition "Antón García Abril".

He participates in different International Music Festivals offering also numerous recitals and concerts with orchestra throughout the Spanish geography, as well as in Germany, Austria, Scotland, France, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Venezuela... It is worth noting his concert tour of the Middle East (Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan) and Italy (Rome, Milan, Naples and Catania) with a program of classical and contemporary Spanish music. In addition, he was also involved in the world premiere of the "Concierto Latino" for piano and orchestra of the composer Gerardo Gerulewicz with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Caracas and in the official premiere of the cycle "Microprimaveras" by Antón García Abril. He published in 2017 a monographic CD with works of the composer, with the recording release of "Autumn Ballads".

He currently combines his teaching activity as a piano teacher at the Josep Climent Professional Conservatory of Music in Oliva (Valencia) with the realization of different monographs dedicated to the piano music of Isaac Albéniz, Fréderic Chopin, Robert Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, Verdi and Wagner or Antón García Abril, among others.
His latest piano projects "Music, Expression of Love" (2014), "Piano Mystic: in the Centenary of St. Teresa of Jesus" (2015) or "Shakespeare and Cervantes" (2016) combining musical deepening in works by key authors of the universal piano with literary content that find in sound the elevation that words evoke.

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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

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