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Freely inspired by historical events like the famous “piano duel” conducted between Haendel and D.Scarlatti in 1708 and as tribute to the hilarious musical scenes of the Marx brothers to the piano, the pianists and friends José Ramón Martín and Adrià Gràcia-Gàlvez suggest an amusing musical “duel” that will leave no one indifferent.
Presented a pleasant and agile show (duration: 50 minutes approximately) where improvisation plays a crutial role. José Ramón and Adrià will perform classical music pieces playing piano for four hands, they are friends and enjoy playing together, but… all of a sudden, blinded by ambition, they seem to forget the purpose of music and ostentation takes over…
- Jose Ramón Martín Díaz, piano
- Adrià Gràcia Gàlvez, piano
Jose Ramón Martín Díaz, piano
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.
Adrià Gràcia Gàlvez, piano
Born in Valencia in 1988. He studied a Higher Piano Degree at the Superior Conservatory of Music in this city with Bartomeu Jaume. Between 2009 and 2012, as pianist and harpsicord accompanist at the “Centre de Perfeccionamiento Plácido Domingo” in the Palau de les Arts in Valencia (directed by Alberto Zedda and José Miguel Pérez Sierra) and participates as pianist and harpichord player in several opera productions. Meanwhile, he studies clave with Carlos García-Bernalt and Béatrice Martin (where he will obtaint the “Máster de Música Antigua de l’ESMuC” in 2013). Between October 2013 and June 2015 he was pianist and harpsichord player at the Atelier Lyrique of the Nation Opera in Paris, where he worked as pianiste and clave accompanist in several productions and participated in piano-singing recitals at the Amphithéâtre Bastille and l’Opéra Garnier. In June 2016 Adria finishing his Masters Degree for clave and basso continuo at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Paris, with Olivier Baumont and Blandine Rannou. At present, he studies with Leonardo García-Alarcón at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva.