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Antonio Galera-López

Adam Heron
28th May 2019
Carles & Sofia Piano Duo
28th Dec 2016

Antonio Galera has established himself as one of the most promising young performers in Spanish musical life. As a prize-winner of several competitions, including the “Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe” Award, his national career has brought him performances in major halls and festivals in Spain receiving outstanding reviews – “extraordinary sensibility”; “infallible technique control”; “very rare musicality”. Antonio was invited to participate at the prestigious Scherzo Foundation Young Artists Series to make his debut recital at Teatros del Canal in Madrid. This season he will make his debut in Auditorio Nacional under the baton of Eduardo Portal performing Mozart Concerto K467 “Elvira Madigan”.  Strongly devoted to the music of Spanish composers, he received the “Best Spanish Music Performance” Award at the 2013 “Iturbi Prize Competition”.

Antonio also has a performing career in France, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Lithuania, Canada, USA, México, Dominican Republic and Taiwan performing at Salle Cortot (Paris), Steinway Hall (New York) or Zhong Shan Hall (Taipei) among others. He has recently made his debut recitals in Oxford (Balliol Hall) and London (St. Martin-in-the-Fields). His presentation in America with Mozart’s K.595 and Poulenc’s Double Concerto with the OSN in the Dominican Republic and the Palm Beach Symphony conducted by Maestro Entremont received rave reviews. Antonio has also performed as a soloist under conductors Cristóbal Soler, Ramón Tébar, Joan Enric Lluna, Beatriz Fernández, Hilari Garcia, Manuel Galduf, David Jacobs, Lee Hsieh Wen, Juan José Maldonado, Linus Lerner…

Antonio Galera is a graduate in piano and flute at the “Joaquin Rodrigo” Conservatory-Valencia (Spain) with honors. He studied later on at the École Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” in Paris (France) where he received the “Diplôme de Concertiste” with scholarships granted by Juventudes Musicales de Madrid Award received from Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, as well as a high specialization grant from AIE. Antonio Galera collaborates with the Orquesta de Valencia, with solo appearances performing Ravel Concerto in G and Gershwin concerto this past season. In 2012 he was invited to open a new piano class at the Valencia University. Antonio Galera-López is regularly invited as a piano instructor in Europe and America.

I follow his fledgling career with great interest. I particularly like his beautiful musical sensibility and expressiveness

Philippe Entremont

Galera-López represents all that we admire in a pianist: warm sound, artistic phrasing and faultless technique

Joseph Youngblood, Palm Beach Daily News

Valencian pianist Antonio Galera confirmed in his last recital at Palau de la Música his elevated artistic capability and he did it with an ambitious and committed program (…) There was naturalness, freshness, sincerity, depth, drama and a popular sense (…) Wonderful version (…) one of the best recitals of the season

Justo Romero, Scherzo Magazine- February 2017