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Magí Garcías Frau

Pianist

Borned in Palma, island of Majorca, Spain, he began his studies with Maria Tomàs in Palma and Iván Cítera in Madrid, Spain. Piano and Chamber Music graduation prizes, as well as Honorific Mention in Composition. He got his degree in Music from the CSMA, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón, with Enrique Bagaría and Lluís Rodríguez Salvà as teachers. At the moment he’s doing a Piano and Chamber Music Master in the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, Germany, with  professor Gerlinde Otto. He’s received master classes by great masters such as Natalia Trull, Grigory Gruzman, Josep Colom, Henry Bonamy, David Kayjken, Ruben Dalibaltayan, etc.


In chamber music, his learning is developed under tutelage of  Cuarteto Quiroga and Prof. Thomas Steinhöffel.


He was awarded a scholarship by the FIDAH in 2014, and European Piano Fest in 2018, and has been invited several times by UIB (Balearic Island University) as teacher.


In 2018 he won Art Jove Competition (Soloist Edition). He has been awarded in several contests such as the Concurs Internacional de Piano Rotary-Palma (Best Resident performer), the Certamen Musical Rafel Nadal (1st Prize), 13th San Daniele Piano Meeting (Ravel Price), 15th San Daniele Piano Meeting (Classical Concert Prize) Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Maria Giubilei (Diploma di Merito), Paola Baschetti International Competition (Scholarship Prize), Concurs Gabriel Teruel Machí (3rd Prize), Concurs Ciutat de Felanitx (1st Prize) and is currently a finalist in the Concurso Permanente Juventudes Musicales, He combines this varied musical activity with the stable ensemble Duo Demian, formed by saxophonist Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos and himself. They received Honorific Mention in Art Jove Competition (Chamber Music Edition).


He has performed in important venues such as l'Auditori de Barcelona, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Auditorio Lienzo Norte (Ávila), Auditorio Ciudad de León, Auditòrium de Palma, and others, both in piano recitals and also as a soloist with several orchestras such as the JOL (Joven Orquesta Leonesa), the Orquesta Sinfónica Solidaria del CSMA, or the OCM (Orquestra de Cambra de Mallorca). He also worked with conductors like Nacho de Paz, Fernando Marina, Jorge Manrique, Bernat Quetglas, etc. He's also performed in other European countries like The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, etc.


He has performed in different festivals like Festival Chopin de Valldemossa, Festival de Nova Creació (Comunitat Valenciana), Jornadas de Música Contemporánea Española (Aragón) o Festival de Encuentros Sonoros (Andalucía), Festival Internacional de Música de Deià, etc. He has performed chamber music with great soloists like Dudu Carmel or Zuzanna Sosnowska.


In 2018  is released his first studio-album "Abans que t'adormis",  hommage to his friend and composer Sergio Ramis (1990-2017), with BLAU (DISCMEDI) label.




ABOUT Magí Garcías Frau


Born in Palma, island of Majorca, Spain, he began his studies with Maria Tomàs in Palma and Iván Cítera in Madrid, Spain. He got his degree in Music from the CSMA, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón, with Enrique Bagaría and Lluís Rodríguez Salvà as teachers. At the moment he’s doing a Piano and Chamber Music Master in the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, Germany, with  professor Gerlinde Otto.

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