Martín García García

14 MAY - 12:30 h.


Where and when

Teatro Doga, 12:30 h


Martín García García
Nájera, Sunday, May 14

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Sonata in B minor S.178

Robert Schumann​ (1810-1856)
Symphonic Etudes Op. 13

Martín García García, piano

Martín García García

Martín García García was born in Gijón, Spain, in 1996. He began his piano studies when he was five years old, with teachers Natalia Mazoun and Ilyà Goldfarb. He graduated from the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, where he studied for a decade with professor Galina Eguiazarova -receiving from the hand of Her Majesty Queen Sofía the Most Outstanding Student Award of his degree- and holds a Master's in Piano from the Mannes School of Music in New York.

Martín has won many national and international competitions. By the age of twelve, he had already received first prizes in numerous contests, among them: Piano Junior de Barcelona (2005); Antón García Abril (Teruel, 2006); Premio Santa Cecilia (Segovia, 2006); Ciudad de San Sebastián (2008); Rotary International (Moscow, 2008); and the Concurso Permanente de Juventudes Musicales de España (Alcalá de Henares, 2008), becoming the youngest winner in the prize's history.

He has subsequently won top awards such as his victory at the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition and third place at the XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition, the most important competition in the world, where he also received the special prize of the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra for the best performance of a concerto. Furthermore, Martín won the first prize at the International Keyboard Insititute & Festival 2018, held in New York, which enabled him to obtain a scholarship to study and live in that city for over two years, while he continued his artistic training with the distinguished pianist Jerome Rose.
He has performed as a soloist in concert halls all over Europe and the United States, receiving positive reviews from musicians and pianists such as Vladimir Krainev, Dmitri Alexeev, Arcadi Volodos, Dimitri Bashkirov, Joaquín Achúcarro and Tatiana Copeland (Sergei Rachaminov's niece), among others. Martín was invited by Elzbieta Penderecka to perform at the Warsaw Festival with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, and received a scholarship to participate in the Pommersfleden Summer Festival (at the Weissen Castle), recording a concerto for piano and orchestra and several chamber music works for Bayern Radio Musik. He has also been invited to the International Ruhr Piano Festival under the patronage of Maestro Radu Lupu, and in the last two years he has attended the Klavier Olymp, which is held annually as part of the summer festival in Bad Kissigen, Germany.

During the unusual circumstances that occurred in 2020, he composed a cycle of thirteen compositions for piano, Abstracts Op. 1. This interest in composition has led him to begin various projects, such as a five-movement Piano Sonata and the sketches of an orchestral work called "Misa ExProfeso". Following his recent achievements at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, held in October 2021, Martin has several tours planned in Japan, Europe and the USA.

He currently lives in New York.


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