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BEHIND THE MUSIC OF ALBÉNIZ TRIO

A special origin

The trio, Javier Rameix (piano), Paula Brizuela Carballo (cello) and Luis María Suárez Felipe (violin) was founded in 2017. Based in Amsterdam and Madrid, they have been working together and have since performed in different venues in several European countries such as the National Auditorium of Music, Sony Auditorium and the Juan March Foundation in Madrid, Het Concertgebouw, and Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, Tauberphillharmonie in Baden-Wurtemberg, Germany, and TívoliVredenburg in Utrecht, among others.

 

The members of the Albéniz Trio met in Madrid, Spain, at the prestigious Reina Sofía School of Music. All its three members have been awarded in their respective instrumental disciplines by Her Majesty Queen Sofía, and they have received the Reina Sofía School of Music “Most outstanding Chamber Music Group” award under the tutelage of professors Günter Pichler, Heime Müller, and Marta Gulyás.

The Albéniz Trio has built up its own identity throughout its career: not only do they perform most of its repertoire from memory, but they also interact with the audience in their concerts. Moreover, the features that best characterize this ensemble are high professionalism in the interpretation of music, their youthful style and their closeness to the new generations of aficionados. As a result, they have received awards such as the 2020 “Jeunesses Musicales” Prize, and in June 2021, 1st prize at the IX “Antón García Abril” International Chamber Music Competition, Spain. In April 2022 they received the 1st Prize and the “Arthur Rubinstein” Special Prize at the XXI “Kiejstut Bacewicz” International Chamber Music Competition in Łódź, Poland.

The Albéniz Trio already has a busy agenda of future commitments for the 2022-23 season. They are winners of the “Rising Ensemble” Award 2022 of the FestClásica chamber music series in Spain. They will take part in highly prestigious festivals such as the Rheingau Musik Festival, Hohenloher Kultursommers Festival in Germany, in the 71st Edition of the Granada International Music and Dance Festival, the Huéscar Classical Music Festival, Spain, “Miami Music Concerts” in Florida and the International Forum for High Improvement of Southern Europe.

The Albéniz Trio continues its artistic development through masterclasses by important artists such as Menahem Pressler, Günter Pichler, Quatour Ébène, Rainer Schmidt, Péter Nagy, Luis Fernando Pérez, Dirk Mommertz, Priya Mitchell, Cuarteto Casals and Vogler Quartett. In addition, the Albéniz Trio, in its constant search for inspiration and innovation in its art, is part of the chair of chamber music at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater” in Munich, Germany, in the company of artists such as Dirk Momertz, pianist of the renowned Fauré Quartett and the Quatour Ébène.

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(Spain, 1996) From 2014 to 2018, he was a student at the Reina Sofía School of Music, in the Telefónica Violin Chair with Professor Marco Rizzi and Sergey Teslya. He has won several awards, such as the Promise Award in the “Violins for Peace” Competiton in Torres, Jaén, and the first prize in the Chamber Music contests of the Adolfo Salazar Conservatory together with the Sarasvati Quartet, National Young Interpreters “Ciudad de Cuenca” Competition and “Rotary Club” String Quartet Competition.

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(Spain, 1993) She began her studies at the age of seven with professor Fanica Sandú. In 2015 she graduated with honors at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, as a student of Ángel García Jermann. In 2018 she earned her Master’s Diploma at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid. She also received the “Most Outstanding Student” award from Iván Monighetti’s chair, presented by Her Majesty Queen Doña Sofía.

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(Venezuela, 1991) He began his studies at the Aragua State Music Conservatory with Maestro Arnaldo Pizzolante at the age of five. At the age of seventeen, he pursued his musical education in the Netherlands (Utrecht University of the Arts), where he earned the diplomas of “Bachelor” and “Master of Music” with honours and under the tutelage of professors Alan Weiss and Sebastian Colombo. Later, he received a scholarship for the postgraduate program of the “Reina Sofía Music School” in Madrid for three consecutive years, with professor Galina Eguiazarova and the “International Chamber Music Institute” of the same school, with professor Marta Gulyás.