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Raúl Canosa (Spain)
Concerto: Brahms Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Raúl Canosa is a 26-year-old Spanish pianist who has performed in Austria, Germany, Argentina, France, the United States, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Italy and Spain. He has performed at the Musikverein in Vienna, at Bayreuth’s Der Zentrum as part of the Wagnerian Festival and at Madrid’s Juan March Foundation. He has appeared various times at the Auditorio Nacional as a soloist with the Andrés Segovia Orchestra, thanks to the A+Música Association and during the cycle of young interpreters of Scherzo. He has also been an invited soloist in orchestras in Argentina and in the United States.
He has received awards in more than a dozen national and international competitions and has been described by specialized critics as possessing “an overwhelming pianism, of great sonorous quality and delicate expression” (Andrés Ruiz Tarazona) and as “a pianist of great technical ability and what is less frequent, of solid musicality” (Codolario). He has performed before Spanish and American television in Partytura and in the Celebration of Music. He has been interviewed by Scherzo, Radio Clásica and Andante con Moto. Raúl presents his recitals with a thematic cohesion that is frequently programmatic. He has predilection for works that are inspired by literature, in particular the poetry of great authors (Gaspard de la Nuit, Après une lecture du Dante, Albéniz´s La Vega, Liszt´s Sonata, etc.).
His creative vein has led him to explore the embellishment and execution of the continuous bass in Mozart’s and Haydn’s concerts. Beginning with his debut at sixteen years of age playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, he has composed the cadenza of the first movement, a practice that he has continued in the rest of the classic concerti he has performed. He just released a CD entitled Spanish Serenades and Dances.
Raúl Canosa obtained the Título Superior de Música degree in three years from the Centro Superior Katrina Gurska (CSKG). He was admitted at 20 years of age by the Colburn School of Los Angeles to pursue his Masters. He continued his studies in Buenos Aires and at the Lieven Piano School of Vienna. He obtained his Performance Diploma from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. His principal professors have been Joaquín Achúcarro, Bruno Gelber, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Fabio Bidini, Jura Margulis Nino Kerselidze and Gerardo López Laguna.