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FROM BACH TO MONK – A JOURNEY THROUGH PIANO HISTORY5€
J.R. Martín will interpretate a program full of colours/contrasts that will take us from baroque to modern music like jazz music. For this, he will rely on a harpichord, a grand piano, a keyboard and some other surprises.
A stage specially prepared to be able to appreciate the diferent ‘nuances” that this work will offer us among its history.
Jose Ramón Martín Díaz
He initiated his piano and violin studies at the age of 8 in the Escolanía of Valencia. Subsequently studying piano with Ricardo Roca and Mario Monreal. He assisted to masterclasses with Guillermo González, Rita Wagner, Wolfram Rieger and Miguel Zanetti. He has won the “Maestro Serrano” competition 5 times, 1st place in the “Ciudad de la Línea” National Contest and 1st prize “Concurso Internacional José Roca”. In 2007, José Ramón was selected by the “Centre de Perfeccionamiento Plácido Domingo” where he specialiced as repertorists working with A. Zedda, A. Zabala, K. Sallman, R. Vignoles o G. Fabbrini, among others; and trained as musical director with J.M. Pérez Sierra. Since then, he has been working as pianist repertorist and director assistant at the “Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía” where he has been working with masters like Maazel, Mehta, Domingo, Chailly, Prêtre, Abbado, Biondi, Luisotti, Wellber, Dantone, etc. He participates with the Orquesta de la C. Valenciana addressing the symphonic repertoire with the piano and, occasionally, as harpsichord or fortepiano player and debuted as musical director in 2016 with the Mozzart “Idomeneo” at the Palau de les Arts, receiving excellent reviews. In 2017, “El Carnaval de los animales” at the Martín y Soler venue.
He participates in important opera festivals like the “Rossini Opera Festival” of Pesaro, “Alejandro Granda” in Lima (Peru) and with the Grighallen of Bergen (Norway). He has made recitals with Gregory Kunde, Marianne Cornetti, Ana Maria Sanchez, Manuel Cid, Carmen Romeu, Robert Expert, Juan Pechuán, Vasko Vassilev, Claude Delangle combining classical music with incursions to other music like jazz, blues, reggae or tango.
In 2017 he stops working as collaborative pianist in the grand colliseums to be the artistic director of the Matisse Club with the purpose of encourage live music and undertake a new path as interpreter towards improvisation and its infite possibilities.