Marta Espinós


Marta Espinós was a student of Joaquín Achúcarro in the Artist Certificate and Masters program at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. A winner of the Meadows School of the Arts Annual Concerto Competition, in 2008 Marta was also recipient of the Von Mickwitz Prize. In 2010 she was elected a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society for academic merit and professional excellence.

 

During her stay in the US, Marta established a close collaborative relationship Honorary Consulate of Spain in Dallas, thanks to which she has been invited to perform Spanish piano music on tour in different states. In her last collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain in Houston in 2009, has received the honor to celebrate the first centennial of Isaac Albéniz’s death with a commemorative recital at the UNAM in San Antonio, TX, also supported by the Casa de España en San Antonio and the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation.

 

Although her repertoire spans from 17th-century to contemporary music, Marta specializes in the period least explored at the modern piano: the Baroque. An enthusiast performer of Bach, Marta is known for her insightful performance of the Goldberg Variations. This monumental work became Espinós’ keystone piece in 2005, when she offered a cycle of weekly performances at “Barroc Space-Dalmases Palace” in Barcelona, which received praise from the critics.

 

Marta is an active searcher of new formulas allowing a more fluid communication with her public, in order to make classical and contemporary music more approachable and enjoyable to all audiences. She explores the repertoire from a cross-disciplinary perspective, aiming at revealing unconventional aspects of music through lecture concerts, workshops for non-musicians, audiovisual & multimedia shows, thematic recitals and other stage recipes combining the arts. Furthermore, Marta’s solo career extends to other music styles, particularly in combination with avant-garde artistic disciplines.

 

Marta Espinós was born in Valencia (Spain), where she graduated in 2000 with the highest qualifications and the Chamber Music Degree Special Award. From 2000 to 2004 she was a scholarship holder of the Valencia Music Institute to study a postgraduate in Piano and Chamber Music in “L’Escola de Música de Barcelona”, under the direction of Albert Attenelle and Jordi Mora.

 

As a soloist, Marta has performed in halls such as UTSA Recital Hall, UNAM Auditorium (San Antonio); Caruth Auditorium, Latino Cultural Center, Meadows Museum (Dallas);  Santa Fe Cathedral; “Palau de la Música de València”, “Ciudad de León” Auditorium, BBVA Foundation, “Conde Duque” Auditorium, “L’Hemisfèric” Planetarium, “Maeght Gallery”, “Ateneu Barcelonès”, “Caja Madrid” Auditorium, “Sala Parès”, “La Llotgeta Auditorium” amongst other halls in Spain. She has attended piano masterclasses and performance courses with Alessio Bax, Solomon Mikowsky, Jerome Rose, Alfred Mouledous, Eulàlia Solé, Maria Tipo and Olga Tverskaja (fortepiano).

 

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