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2018 Wallace International Piano Festival - Marta Zabaleta

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Wallace International Piano Festival

Marta Zabaleta (Spain)


Programme: 'CHOPIN IN MALLORCA'

Chopin: from 24 Preludes Op. 28, Nos. 1-5

Granados: Selections from Goyesca

Chopin: from 24 Preludes Op. 28, Nos. 11-13

Albéniz: Asturias from Suite Español

INTERVAL

Albéniz: Rondeña from Iberia Book 2; Mallorca, Op. 202; Eritaña from Iberia Book 4

Chopin: Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 37. No. 1

Manuel de Falla: Suite del amor brujo


Biography:

At the age of 16, Marta completed her musical studies in San Sebastian where she received the First Prize in piano. She then went on to continue her studies at the National Superior Conservatory of Music in Paris under Dominique Merlet, the Reina Sofía College of Music in Madrid with Dmitri Bashkirov, and the Marshall Academy in Barcelona with Alicia de Larrocha. She received many prizes at international competitions such as the Santander ‘Paloma O’Shea’, Darmstadt, Premio Jaén and the Pilar Bayona International Piano Competition in Zaragoza.

In her long and highly successful career as a concert pianist, Marta has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphony Orchestra (Berlin), the Basque National Orchestra, and the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra (RTVE). She has also performed with the symphony orchestras of Bilbao, Extremadura, Castile and León, Murcia, Community of Madrid, Galicia, Málaga, Granada, Valencia and Reina Sofía, amongst many others. She has performed under the baton of conductors including Sir Colin Davis, Daniele Gatti, Harry Christophers, S. Comissiona, C. Mandeal, M. Venzago, G. Varga, G. Neuhold, J. C. Spinossi, G. Pehlivanian, J. Mena, D. Wilson, L. Pfaff, J.M. Encinar, J. Amigo, M. Bragado, G. I. Ramos, and C. Wilkins. Marta has been invited to international festivals and concert halls, debuting in the Carnegie Hall with cellist Asier Polo.

Marta has made numerous recordings, including works by Joaquín Rodrigo (EMI), F. Escudero (CLAVES), and Alicia de Larrocha, titled “Pecados de Juventud” (“Sins of youth”). She has also recorded chamber works with Asier Polo (BBK) and M. Pompey’s Concerto for Two Pianos with the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra (RTVE). Her two recent albums are “Goyescas and El Pelele” with works by Granados, edited by La má de Guido, and works for cello and piano by Rachmaninov and Franck with IBS Classical.

In addition to her performing career, Marta has a great deal of experience and recognition in piano pedagogy. She has given masterclasses at Trinity Laban College of London and universities in Bogota and Medellin, among many others. Marta is currently professor of piano at Musikene (the Higher Academy of Music of the Basque Country), and, at the wish of her predecessor Alicia de Larrocha, she is the current director of the Marshall Academy in Barcelona.

Marta recently won the Albéniz Medal granted by the Fundación Pública Isaac Albéniz.





An exciting four-day event for lovers of piano music

The Wallace International Piano Festival (WIPF) is a biennial event featuring recitals and masterclasses conducted by internationally acclaimed concert pianists and incorporates the Wallace National Junior Piano Competition (WNJPC), providing pre-tertiary pianists across New Zealand with the opportunity to compete for prizes totalling over $4,000.

With thanks to our major sponsors: The Wallace Foundation, Lewis Eady Charitable Trust, Creative New Zealand Communities, The University of Auckland, and IRMT Auckland Branch.

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