Antonio Oyarzabal


Antonio Oyarzabal

La Muse Oubliée

Pianist Antonio Oyarzabal takes us on a journey through the work of thirteen different female composers, most of them pianists. Their pieces have been a real source of motivation and inspiration for him. Here he pays tribute to the names and work of these women, unfairly and sadly neglected, in the shadow of compositions written by men. It is a musical journey that takes us on different paths: from Jacquet de la Guerre’s French Baroque style to the avant garde proposals of Ruth Crawford Seeger in the beginning of the XXth century; from Lili Boulanger’s languor to Germaine Tailleferre’s constant joviality; or from the more popular Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn to the almost completely unknown Mana Zucca or Lūcija Garūta. All of this is expressed by the extraordinary sensitivity of a performer who, through long and intense research, has dived deep into the life and historical context of these thirteen unique artistic voices, in order to provide them with the relevance they deserve.

Mana Zucca: Prelude op.73


Vítězslava Kaprálová: April Preludes, IV.Vivo

Antonio Oyarzabal is a versatile concert pianist and sought-after musician living in London. He obtained his Masters and Artist Diploma as a soloist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Caroline Palmer. Antonio combines solo and chamber music performance. He made his debut in LSO St Luke’s (2018) with LSO violist Lander Etxebarria and in Barbican Hall (2017) with the Klimt Quintet. He has also performed with LSO solo clarinetist Andrew Marriner, violist Matthew Jones and alongside the Allegri Quartet and Southbank Sinfonia. As a soloist with orchestra, recent performances include Mozart Piano Concerto nº23 and nº 9, Shostakovich Piano Concerto in F, Poulenc Concerto for two pianos and orchestra, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue with the EUYO in Grafenegg (Austria) and Ravel Piano Concerto in G with YMSO at St John Smith Square (London). Antonio received the Audience Special Prize and Finalist Prize in Campillos International Competition 2015, and the 2nd prize at the “Concours International d’Ile de France” in Paris, 2008. As a solo pianist, Antonio actively performs around the UK, Spain and abroad. He presented his CD The Inner Child in Fundación March (Madrid), in St Martin in the Fields (London) and in many cities around the UK. This debut CD was recorded with Orpheus Classical international record label and was awarded with Golden Melomano prize in prestigious Melomano magazine. In 2019 he recorded another CD with the works by Basque composer J. Martínez Villar with Arsis record label, which has also received the Golden Melomano award. Recently, Antonio recorded his third CD with IBS Classical record label; La Muse Oubliée, a collection of piano works by women composers.

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