Esteban Ocana Molina
“Esteban Ocaña played a varied programme that demonstrate his powerful capacity of virtuosism”. Juan M. Moreno Calderón. DIARIO CÓRDOBA.
“Ocaña security, his fantastic use of pedal and abundance of rubatto got moments of romantic ecstasy”. Esteban Belinchón. DIARIO EL MUNDO.”
Spanish piano player (Linares-Jaén, 1975). Degree in piano y chamber music. Cordoba High School of Music (Professor Rafael Quero Castro)
Artist Certificate in Piano. Meadows School of Arts SMU Southern Methodist University, Dallas (Texas) Professor Joaquín Achúcarro.
During his formation he received classes from professors Paul Badura-Skoda, Hans Graf, Dimitri Bashkirov and Férénc Rados.
He carried out an important career as soloist as well as a member of chamber groups in USA, Italy, France, Chile and Uruguay.
He is founder member of Versus Ensemble a special group (piano, violin, saxophon, guitar and contrabass) dedicated to play the music of the brilliant argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Together with Versus Ensemble he recorded some cd’s as Homenaje Porteño (2001), Piazzolleando (2003), PIAZZOLLA-María de Buenos Aires Suite (2007) this one for NAXOS.
He got the 4th Prize in the PIAZZOLLA MUSIC AWARD celebrado en Milano-Marittima, Ravenna/ITALIA-2003 together with the Diploma de Honor in Chamber Music of the TIM-Torneo Internazionale di Musica-Roma/ITALIA-2004.
He recorded for radio and television broadcasting as TVE1, Cadena Ser, RNE 2 y Canal Sur, in Spain, Radio Continental in Argentina, RAI in Italy, BBC Radio 3 in Great Britain, Radio 4 in Holland, WCMU Radio and Houston Public Radio in USA and ABC Classic FM in Australia. Nowadays he is in project to record chamber music with different groups.
He is contributor of the prestigious classical music magazine CD Compact.
As a teacher he is goverment employee from 1993 with the Chair of Piano in the Royal High School of Music “Victoria Eugenia” in Granada. At the same time he is Head Teacher of Piano of the Universitary Master Degree in Music in the UNIA (International University of Andalucía). He is Artistic Director of the Project “Grandes Maestros de Cerca” and Artistic Director of “Música en La Internacional” in the UNIA.