Manuel Jesús Corbacho Gomez
During the past two years, Spanish pianist Manuel Jesús Corbacho Gómez has been under the tutelage of Maestro Joaquín Achúcarro in the Performer’s Diploma program in Piano Performance at Southern Methodist University (SMU, Dallas) under a full scolarship.
He has performed extensively in major venues in Spain, Italy and the USA. Some of his remarked concerts are the Orchestra of RCSMM (Madrid Conservatory), performing Witold Lutoslavski’s Piano Concerto under the direction of Sebastián Mariné, the one at Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid; the performance at the Spanish Honorary Consulate in Dallas in honor of Spanish ex-president José María Aznar; and the recitals at Caruth Hall and O’Donnell Hall at SMU, both as a soloist and as part of chamber ensembles. He has also recorded several live performances for Spain’s National Radio, Spain’s National TV and Euro Radio.
Manuel Jesús Corbacho has received several awards in competitions such as the 9th and 10th “Veguellina de Órbigo”‘s National Competition, the 28th “Ciudad de Albacete”‘s Piano Competition and the 8th “Vila de Capdepera”‘s International Competition (Spain); in addition, he received the 2009 “Best Soloist Award” by the Miguel Ángel Colmenero Foundation in Madrid, which grants upcoming artists a chance to start their careers.
Born in 1987 in Cádiz, Manuel Jesús Corbacho studied at Conservatorio “Manuel de Falla” in his hometown obtaining the highest qualifications at the end of his studies. He continued his degree from 2005 to 2009 at RCSMM, completing his bachelors degrees in Piano Performance and Piano Education with the renowned professors Almudena Cano and Ana Guijarro, finishing both with Magna Cum Laude; moreover, he studied Chorus and Orchestra conducting in the same institution.
He has participated in the masterclasses of some of the foremost international pedagogues such as Guillermo González, Claudio Martínez-Mehner and Galina Egyazarova, among others.
Always open to enriching musical experiences, he has collaborated as a chamber musician with David Pons, Manuel Guerrero, Matt Albert and many others, taking part of a great number of ensembles such as “Ludos Tonalis”, “Trío Hermes” and “Syzygy”, with a repertoire including from the earliest Baroque pieces to the latest Contemporary works.