ROSALÍA GÓMEZ LASHERAS
SATURDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2018 | 20:15
“100 ans sans Debussy (1918-2018)”
Homage to Debussy in the Centenary Year of his Death.
24 Preludes (Book I & II)
One of the most outstanding pianists of her generation and winner of the YPF Competition in 2013, Rosalía Gómez Lasheras will perform the complete Preludes by Claude Debussy as a especial homage to the closure of the French composer’s Centenary Year of Death 2018.
Born in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) 1994, Rosalía starts her piano studies at the age of 5 with Alexander Gold and María José Cerviño. She completed her Bachelor Degree with Alan Weiss at the Utrecht Conservatory in The Netherlands, and her Master of Music Performance with Claudio Martínez Mehner at the Musik Akademie Basel in Switzerland. In parallel with her modern piano education, she specialized in Early Music, studying harpsichord with Siebe Henstra and Jörg Andreas Bötticher and fortepiano with Edoardo Torbianelli at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis. At the moment she pursues her Solistin Diplom studies at the Musik Akademie Basel.
Her development was enriched by the advice of musicians such as Kennedy Moretti, Anton Kernjak, Christian Bezuidenhout, Rita Wagner, Menahem Pressler, Galina Egyazarova, Dimitri Bashkirov, Lilya Zilberstein, András Schiff, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Ferenc Rados, among many others.
After receiving the Extraordinary Award from the Conservatory of Santiago de Compostela, and obtaining 1st Prizes in many competitions like the XVI Infanta Cristina Piano Competition (Madrid, 2012), the XV Cicle de Primavera Competition (Barcelona, 2012), etc.; she won the 1st prize at the Young Pianist Foundation Competition in Amsterdam (2013) – as well as the Laureates Award and the best performance prizes for a Classical Sonata, Schumann and Modern Music. She frequently performs in the main Dutch concert halls ever since.
Her intense concert activity took her to many of the prestigious concert halls in Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, France, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Egypt and the USA. She made her debuts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (2013), the Palau de la Música Catalana (2015) and the Cairo Opera House (2016), and took part in the Moscow Meets Friends Festival and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York.
She has a wide experience as a soloist, having worked with conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Stefan Asbury and Ahmed el Sali, and performed with orchestras like the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquesta Presjovem, de Orkestacademie, Orquesta Gaos, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Duth Youth Orchestra, Cairo Symphony Orchestra and Basel Symphony Orchestra. Her great interest for Chamber Music led her to music festivals like the International Chamber Music Festival “Joaquín Turina” (Sevilla), Storioni Festival (Eindhoven), Delft Chamber Music Festival and Shiermonnikoog Chamber Music Festival.
Rosalía has been praised by critics and important music personalities for her outstanding artistic maturity. In 2015, the Galician newspaper ‘El Correo Gallego’ awarded her the title ‘Galician of the Year’ due to her striking career.