Marisa Blanes: The Color of Spanish Music
Sun, November 20, 2022 @ 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
“An artist of exceptional eloquence and versatility” …
Thus one of the most distinguished music critics (Enrique Franco) defined the personality of the pianist Marisa Blanes, confirmed in the course of an extended career in concert-performance, research and teaching.
Following her training at the Valencia Senior Music Conservatory, culminating with the “Graduation” Prize and completed at the Robert Schumann Institut in Düsseldorf with David Levine, where she graduated “Summa cum Laude” for her piano virtuosity, and in the discipline of chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with the Amadeus Quartet, Marisa Blanes has incorporated the teaching of the great maestros (Jeanne Marie Darré, Aldo Ciccolini, Vitali Margulis, Alexei Nassedkin and Paul Badura Skoda … ) to develop an outstanding national and international piano career.
The traditional repertoire of universal music can be heard in her solo concerts, along with the contemporary repertoire of Spanish music in particular, with regular premiers of Spanish composers’ works, some composed for and dedicated to her (Tomás Marco, José Luis Turina, Claudio Prieto, César Cano, Carlos Cruz de Castro, Antonio Noguera, Esteban Sanz).
Howard Performing Arts Center