José Ramón Garcia

Spain | 1993

PIANO 2023: Competitor


José Ramón García focuses his professional career in Madrid, where he is a professor of piano at the ‘Escuela Superior Musical Arts’ in Madrid. He graduated and completed his master’s degree (Sam Houston State University, USA, 2018) and doctoral studies (University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2021). His concert activity includes solo and chamber music recitals in venues such as the National Auditorium and the ‘Círculo de Bellas Artes’ in Madrid, the Wiener Saal in Salzburg (Austria), the Nicolas Roerich Museum (New York, USA), the ‘San Pedro García’ Auditorium in Monterrey (Mexico), the Miguel Delibes Auditorium in Valladolid and the ‘Teatro Circo’ in Albacete, among others. He has also performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestras of Galicia and Valencia, the Çukorova State Symphony Orchestra (Turkey), the ‘Virtuosos de Madrid’ International Orchestra and the ‘Parnassós Orchestra’ of Monterrey. Among his most important awards in piano competitions are First Prize at the International Piano Competition “Spanish Composers” in Madrid (Spain), Second Prize at the International Piano Competition “Frechilla Zuloaga” in Valladolid (Spain), Third Prizes at the International Piano Competitions “Parnassós” (Monterrey-Mexico) and Ciudad de Ferrol (Spain). His most recent activities include performances at several international piano festivals.

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First round
Beethoven: Piano Sonata n. 3 op. 2 n. 3
Granados: “Fandango del Candil” from Goyescas
Second round
Bartok: Piano Sonata Sz. 80
Schumann: Fantasy, op. 17 in C Major
Ravel: La Valse
Rachmaninoff: Prelude op. 23 n. 2
Kreisler/Rachmaninoff: Liebesleid
Chopin: Impromptu no. 2, op. 36
Rachmaninoff: Prelude op. 32 n. 12
Brahms: 4 Klavierstücke, op. 119
Chopin: Polonaise Fantasie, op. 62
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto n.3 in D minor op.30