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Antonio Oyarzabal - Piano

Biography

Antonio Oyarzabal is an award wining concert pianist born in Bilbao (Spain). After studying in Musikene (Spain) with Marta Zabaleta and Miguel Borges, he later completed his Masters as a piano soloist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he also graduated with Distinction in Artist Diploma, studying with Caroline Palmer.

As a soloist with orchestra, highlight performances include Mozart Piano Concerto nº 12 with The Arch Sinfonia in Lille (France), Mozart Piano Concerto nº23 with Aldwych Sinfonia (London), Mozart Piano Concerto nº 9 with JOL in Spain, Shostakovich Piano Concerto in F with London Euphonia Orchestra, Poulenc Concerto for two pianos and orchestra (in Spain), Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue with European Union Youth Orchestra in Grafenegg (Austria), and Ravel Piano Concerto in G with YMSO at St John Smith Square (January 2018).

As a solo pianist, Antonio actively performs around the UK, Spain, and abroad. He presented his CD The Inner Child around Spain, in St Martin in the Fields (London) and in many cities around the UK. This debut CD was recorded with Orpheus Classical international record label and has recently been awarded with Golden Melomano prize in the prestigious magazine Melomano. Recent highlights include his debut at Fundación March (Madrid).

Antonio is very passionate about chamber music. He regularly performs with cellist Emma Besselaar, with whom he has recently performed at the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam, Kasteel Eerde (Ommen, Holland) and at the London Strings Festival. Antonio made his debut in LSO St Luke’s alongside LSO violist Lander Etxebarria. In 2017 he also debuted in Barbican Hall performing with the Klimt Quintet. Other past performances include concerts with pianist Caroline Palmer, with LSO clarinetist Andrew Marriner, with viola soloist Matthew Jones, with the Allegri Quartet and Southbank Sinfonia.

Antonio received the Audience Special Prize and Finalist Prize in Campillos International Competition 2015, and the 2nd prize at the “Concours International d’Ile de France” in Paris, 2008. Antonio was the pianist of the London Philarmonic Orchestra – Foyle Future Firsts Programme 16/17.

www.antonioyarzabal.com

submission October 2019