SCHUMANN: piano sonata nº2 op 22




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Published on Mar 31, 2014

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Piano: Angel Cabrera

Cabrera is a prize-winner at the 1rst José Iturbi International Music Competition in America and XVI International Piano Competition José Iturbi in Valencia and IX Grieg International Piano Competition in Oslo, where he won Special Prizes for his interpretations of Spanish Music, Frederick Chopin and Edward Grieg. Ángel Cabrera is regarded internationally as one of the finest pianists of his generation, inspiring respect in his interpretations for his smoothness and his vitality and distinguishing himself for his intimate and colorful sound.

Born in Guadalajara (Spain), He began his musical studies with Esther Zillarbide in his hometown conservatory and later became heir to the best traditions of the Russian, Spanish and French piano schools studying with great teachers such as Galina Eguiazarova, Eldar Nebolsin, Marta Gulyás, Boris Bloch, Fernando Puchol, Luis Rego and Aldo Ciccolini with whom he would work for years in internationally renowned centers such as the Folkwang Universitát der Kúnste in Essen, obtaining the prestigious "Soloist Diploma", and at the Reina Sofia School of Music, receiving the distinction of "most outstanding student" presented by Her Majesty Queen Sophia of Spain. Also he was awarded with the Omar del Carlo scholarship to study at Tanglewood Festival in Boston, founded by Sergei Koussevitzky and where musicians such as Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Mehta studied.

He completed his formation with the great Finnish baritone Tom Krause and the great Italian pianist Aldo Ciccolini, who through their philosophy of music and life have been the biggest musical and personal influence.


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