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Concertist and professor of piano, chamber music, organ and musical language, he received the basis
of his musical training at the Superior Conservatory of the Lyceum of Barcelona and the C.N.R. de Bordeaux
(France), under the direction of Ramón Coll and Francis Chapelet.
Among teachers like Vlado Perlemuter, Mª Joao Pires, Joaquín Achúcarro or Germaine Mounier, the pianists Walid Akl, Alexis Weissenberg and Alicia de Larrocha greatly influenced his career.
De Larrocha lent him his support in the world premier edition of the Joaquín Turina’s Complete Piano Works, recorded by Antonio Soria in 16 CDs, Award for Best Spanish Production “Ritmo” 1995, CD Compact Award 1997, rated as “Historical Integral” by Alicia de Larrocha, who personally invites her to offer master-class at the Academia Granados-Marshall of Barcelona on the centenary of its creation.
Among his numerous live recordings, he was invited by José Luis García del Busto (secretary of the Royal
Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando -Madrid-) in a monographic program entitled “Spanish Pianists”
performing works by Soler, Chopin, Granados, Turina, Ravel and Villalobos, on the 50th anniversary
of National Radio of Spain (RNE’s Classical Radio).
Antonio Soria performs in recitals and solo concerts in Spain, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Denmark, Bulgaria, Mexico, USA, Egypt, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Sweden, Turkey, Macedonia, Norway, Romania, Russia and France, with the Moscow Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, the Leos Janaceck Chamber Orchestra, Mediterranean Camerata, Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra, FM Classics Symphonic Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Greensboro Philharmonia, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Craiova National, Orchestra Pistoiese Promusica, Symphony Orchestra of the University of Guanajuato, of the University of Nuevo León, Cappella Istropolitana, Symphony of the State of Erova, Nordharzer Staedtebuehne Theater Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, … performing as a soloist with batons as Misha Rachlevnsky, Guerassim Voronkov, Plamen Djouroff, Velizar Genchev, Robert Gutter, Jesús Medina, Andrea Barizza, Daniele Giorgi, Raúl Gutierrez, Vale Donntini, Jeffrey Silberschlag, Salvador Brotons, Johannes Rieger, Aurélien Bello di France,
Reinhard Seehafer, Gilles Colliard or Miklos Talkas, among others, and in chamber music and lyrical recitals with Elena Obraztsova (mezzo), Ana Maria Sanchez (soprano), Robert Expert (countertenor), Marçal Cervera (cello), Paul Meyer (clarinet) or Paul Badura-Skoda (four-hands).
Cover in magazines such as Audioclassic, Ritmo, CD Compact, international critics present it as “a great continuator of keyboard glories like Iturbi and De Larrocha” (Horacio Velázquez. Correo Musical de Buenos Aires -Argentina-, no. 186, Oct.Nov.1997).
Winner of the International Musical Performing Competition “Paper de Música de Capellades” unanimously by the jury chaired by the prestigious conductor Antoni Ros Marbà, as pianist of the Reinecke Duo in 1994, Antonio Soria holds a PhD and Master in Aesthetics and Musical Creativity from the University of Valencia and Master in Musicology from the University of La Rioja.
He holds public teaching as Professor of Piano at the Superior Conservatory of Castilla-La Mancha. He has
been invited as a teacher in international courses of musical performance: “Course of High Musical Perfection for Singers” of Callosa d’en Sarriá, together with Elena Obraztsova; “Benidorm Baroque Music Course”; Course and International Summer Festival of Denia (1995 edition, with Victoria de los Angeles); Festival-Academia aux Arcs (French Alps), Musicalta (Alsace), has taught Masterclasses in higher conservatories such as Lyon (France), Potenza (Italy) through the Erasmus program, etc…
He is the creator and artistic and academic director of the ORFIM (Oropesa del Mar, Festival-Academy International music, between 2003 and 2010), of the Fundación Sociedad de Conciertos de Albacete which he has chaired since February 2000, Course “Music at the University” of UCLM and artistic and academic director of the ISLIM (Higher Institute of Language and Musical Interpretation).
Member of the jury in national and international competitions: “Ciudad de Albacete” (Musical Youth, 1995-2000), “AIE High Specialization Scholarships” (Madrid, June 2003), “V International Piano Composers Competition of Spain” (Madrid, November 2004), “XXII International Musica da Cidade do Porto Competition” (October 2005), “XXII Clara Haskil” Concours International Piano (Switzerland, September 2007), “XXIII Clara Haskil” Piano Competition (Switzerland, August 2009), “X International Piano Composers of Spain Competition” (Madrid, November 2009), “XX Concorso Internazionale Pianistico AMA Calabria” (Lamezia Terme, May 2010), “IV Moritz Moszkowsky, International Piano Competition” (Kielce, Poland, May 2011), “VIII Franz Liszt Piano Competition” (Grottamare, Italy, October 2015), “XXVI Concorso Pianistico Internazionale “Rome, Fryderyk Chopin”, Rome, October-November 2016), End of Grade Awards 2017 (Principality of Asturias), “XXXI Concorso Pianistico Internazionale “Rome, Fryderyk Chopin”, Rome, October-November 2022).
He is the director of the International Congress of Pedagogy and Performative Research and Musical Creativity that held its first edition in November 2018, dedicated to Debussy, at the Superior Conservatory of the Principality of Asturias, with academic accreditation from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of the Government of Spain. The next edition is scheduled for December 2022.
As a disseminator and researcher, he is the author of hundreds of articles published in media such as Amadeus, Melómano, Ritmo, La Tribuna newspaper, Mediterráneo, etc., and in world-renowned journals such as the International Journal of Music Education of the ISME (International Society of Music Education).
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