Carles Marín

Carles Marín

Piano Professor

6 - 27 of July

Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio Professor


After winning the Akademie Mozarteum Salzbourg Prize as the best pianist of 2008 , Carles Marín debuted at world renowned Salburger Festpielen -Grosser Saal of Mozarteum-, Wiener Saal, Festival d ‘ Echternacht-Luxembourg, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Florence Festival.

The past season he played with the Comunidad Valenciana-Palau de Les Arts Symphonic Orchestra, under the direction of Omer Meir Wellber, Lorin Maazel‘s successor. He gave a piano solo recital in the Mediterrani International Festival, whose Artistic Director is the Maestro Zubin Mehta. Last September, he played the Rachmaninov ‘s Second Concerto at the Palau de la Música, in the Concert ”Tribut to José Iturbi “, on the 120th birth anniversary.

He has performed in many Spanish and European Concert Halls , like Sala Mozart of Auditorio de Zaragoza, Real Maestranza in Seville, Juan March Foundation in Madrid, Palau de la Música and Palau de Les Arts in Valencia, Auditorio Manuel de Falla of Granada , Salle Cortot in Paris, Salle Gothique in Brussels , Le Doelen in Rotterdam, Palau de la Música Catalana, Teatro Sao Luis de Lisboa , Panama ‘s National Theatre , Seymour Centre in Sydney , Lucca International Festival, among others.

He is the only Spanish pianist who has won the First Prize in the history of the Flame International Piano Competition, held in the UNESCO in Paris (2003), First Prize in Domenico Scarlatti ” International Piano Competition” (Universität Mozarteum , Salzbourg 2007), First Prize HSP Huygens Award ( Amsterdam , 2007) , First Prize in Yamaha Foundation of Europe Competition ( Madrid, 2001 ) , and First Prize in the José Roca Competition (Valencia ,1998), Second Prize in the Marsala International Piano Competition (Italy, 2006) , Second Prize and “Best Performance Prize of Spanish Music”in the Carlet International Piano Competition (2005), Third Prize and ” Audience Prize” in the Frechilla-Zuloaga Competition ( Valladolid, 1999 ), Third Prize in the Manuel de Falla Competition ( Granada, 2000). Other prizes include Baltic Piano Competition (Poland, 2007), Panama Piano Competition (Panama City, 2008) and Vianna da Motta Piano Competition (Lisbon, 2010). He has been awarded with the First Prize in ten National Competitions (Ciudad de Albacete, Marisa Montiel, Ibiza, Infanta Cristina, etc.) and he won the scholarschip competitions IVM and Juventudes Musicales de Madrid.

As a soloist Marín has featured with wel known orchestras including Palau de Les Arts Symphonic Orchestra, Valencia Symphonic Orchestra, Soloists of Reina Sofía Chamber Orchestra of Madrid,Rotterdam Ensemble , Alma Mater Chamber Orchestra of Lisboa, Bach Fussion Ensemble ( Members of Luzern Festival Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Mozart of Bologna), Castilla y León Symphonic Orchestra, Andrés Segovia Chamber Orchestra of Madrid, and so on, under the direction of conductors like Omer Meir Wellber, Enrique García Asensio, Jordi Bernàcer, Cristobal Soler, Sbobiju Dinic, Max Bragado, Lorenzo Ramos, Beltran Zavala, Joan Enric Lluna, Juan Luis Martínez, Francisco Valero Terribas, José Fabra, among others.

Born in Valencia in 1978, he obtained a degree in superior studies with Joaquín Soriano in the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. Following this period , he continued his studies with Ramzi Yassa in L’Ecole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” in París and “Codarts Virtuoso Project ” , where only five pianists were invited to take part (Rotterdam, Holland), under the direction of Aquilles Delle-Vigne. He has received advice from Zubin Mehta, Alicia de Larrocha, Solomon Mikowsky, Joaquín Achúcarro, Michel Beroff, Jorge Luis Prats, Claudio Martínez Mehner, Mario Monreal, Peter Bithel, Fausto di Cesare and Alexander Müllenbach.

He has recorded for T.V.E, Radio2 Classical R.N.E, Antena 2 Portugal, ORF Austria, RAI Italy and ABC FM from Australia. He has recorded for the labels Edicions Albert Moraleda of Barcelona,for Codarts MEDIA, Holland and for Nîbius of Madrid.

He is piano professor at Conservatorio Superior Joaquín Rodrigo in Valencia. He has been annually invited by the University of Valencia to teach a Pianist Interpretation Course since 2009.