III INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION "CITY OF VIGO"

(Martha Argerich Edition)

  • INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
    "CITY OF VIGO"

2018

Pablo Galdo, artistic director

Pablo Galdo, artistic director

The pianist and founder of the international piano competition "Ciudad de Vigo", has piano training in Spain, Hungary, Austria and Russia, and has offered concerts in more than 35 countries, also performing with renowned musicians. He has offered master classes in renowned institutions around the world.
He currently combines his concert work with his position as a piano professor at the Superior conservatory of Vigo and at the Alfonso X el Sabio University in Madrid.

Ernest So, Artistic director in Asia and USA

Ernest So, Artistic director in Asia and USA

Critics have hailed Ernest So as a performer who exerts a “phenomenon presence on stage” and one who “evokes the romanticism and technical brilliance of a 19th century pianist”.  Mr. So’s early manifestation as concert pianist brought prizes such as the Bes​t Performer A​ward in Singapore and later the Beethoven Trophy.

Carles Marín, artistic coordinator in Spain and pre-selection jury in Madrid and Valencia

Carles Marín, artistic coordinator in Spain and pre-selection jury in Madrid and Valencia

After winning the Akademie Mozarteum Salzbourg Prize as the best pianist of 2008 , Carles Marín debuted at world renowned Salburger Festpielen -Grosser Saal of Mozarteum-, Wiener Saal, Festival d ' Echternacht-Luxembourg, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Florence Festival. 

Carolina Bellver, preselection jury in Valencia

Carolina Bellver, preselection jury in Valencia

Student of Joaquín Achúcarro in Dallas (Texas, USA), has been awarded first prizes in competitions such as "Gregorio Baudot", "Marisa Montiel" or "New Acropolis" and has offered recitals in the main halls of Spain, EU, USA. and Latin America.

Giuseppe Devastato, artistic coordinator in Italy and jury of preselection in Madrid

Giuseppe Devastato, artistic coordinator in Italy and jury of preselection in Madrid

Giuseppe Devastato born in Naples, is a pianist and composer recognized by international critics as one of the most exci

Claudio Carbó, Jury of pre-selection in Valencia

Claudio Carbó,  Jury of pre-selection in Valencia

Was born in Beniarjó (Valencia ) in 1976. Began his musical training at age six with his father. Later he studied with Carmen Pérez Blanquer and Fernando Puchol in Conservatories of Music in Valencia and Madrid , earning the highest ratings and Honor Awards Final Degree and Career.

Nádia Vicente, head of organization

Nádia Vicente

Nádia Vicente was born in Camacan, Bahia, Brazil.
Graduated in Biology from the State University of Santa Cruz - UESC, Bahia.
As a musician, he was part of the Symphony Orchestra of Bahia as violinist and violist.
Besides, she is student of International Relations and nowdays develops activities in the Association of Classical Music of Galicia in the area of institutional relations, administrative activities and events such as the International Piano Competition "City of Vigo".

Juanjo Rodríguez Castro, advisor of social networks and marketing

Juanjo Rodríguez Castro

Juanjo Rodríguez Castro was born in Verín. He holds a degree in Business administration and companies’ management at the University of Vigo .

Damián Cazeneuve, Assistant

Damián Cazeneuve, Assistant

He was born in Neuquén. He began studying guitar with maestro Hugo Berbel at the age of 10. He studied higher education in Buenos Aires, and under the direction of Graciela Pomponio graduated from the National Conservatory with honour medal. He has performed concerts in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Portugal, Italy, Spain, France, Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Germany and Austria.

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.

Paula Gago, Assistant

Paula Gago, Assistant

Is a pianist born in Marín (Pontevedra). She is an accompanying pianist who collaborates with different instrumentalist in concerts, oppositions, trials and contests. Her presence as accompanist is usual in courses given by stood out professors. Besides this, she collaborates with numerous choruses and music bands. She belongs to several chamber music groups such a “Camerata Arven”. Currently she works as a teacher and accompanying pianist at Valga’s music school, as well as “La Puebla de Caramiñal” and “Pos Ribeira”

Dilara Vardar, Assistant

Dilara Vardar, Assistant

Born on July 27, 1996 in Turkey. In high school she started to study in Istanbul University State Conservatory when she finished she started to study with Pablo Galdo in Conservatorio Superior de la Musica de Vigo in Spain (2014-….)

Laura Formigo, Assistant

Laura Formigo, Assistant

Laura Formigo Louzao (Ourense, 1999), started to play the piano at the age of 4 in the Conservatory Mayeusis in Pontevedra. She finished there the Professional Grade last year, with Isaac Villanueva as her teacher.

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
info@vigopianocompetition.com