Met sy debuutuitvoerings die afgelope naweek in die Wes-Kaap, het die Spaanse pianis Antonio Galera verskeie harte verower. Nie net omdat hy besonder aantreklik is nie, maar omdat sy spel die gehoor, resensente inkluis, se harte gesteel het.
“The concert recital was BEYOND WORDS! Antonio’s musicality, his infallible technique and rare depth of expression almost took my breath away. His passion for what he does came across in every phrase he played. Also he talked beautifully between the pieces. And what a wonderful chap!”
Die Spaanse pianis Antonio Galera
Nou kry musiekliefhebbers in Gauteng en Tshwane ook die geleentheid om uitvoerings van dié virtuoos by te woon en wel op Saterdag, 25 Februarie 2017 by DA CAPO (Ferndale, Randburg) om 19:30 (kaartjies R120 pp), en op Sondag, 26 Februarie 2017 by TAUROMENIUM (Waterkloofrif, Pretoria) om 16:00 (kaartjies R100 pp).
Die program sluit musiek in van Manuel de Falla, Frédéric Chopin asook Enrique Granados. Besprekings kan gedoen word by www.hannieheferpromotions.co.za of bel 082 458 3522. Alle kaartjies is vooruitbetaalbaar.
Antonio Galera has established himself as one of the most promising young performers in Spanish musical life. As a prize-winner of several competitions, including the “Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe” Award, his national career has brought him performances in major halls and festivals in Spain receiving outstanding reviews – “extraordinary sensibility”, “infallible technique control”, “very rare musicality”- and standing ovations. This season, Antonio has been invited to make his debut recital at the Madrid National Auditorium performing the Mozart Concerto K467. Strongly devoted to the music of Spanish composers, he received the “Best Spanish Music Performance” Award at the 2013 “Iturbi Prize Competition” in Valencia.
Antonio also has a performing career in France, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Lithuania, Canada, USA, México, Dominican Republic and Taiwan performing at Salle Cortot (Paris), Steinway Hall (New York) or Zhong Shan Hall (Taipei) among others. He has recently made his debut recitals in Oxford (Balliol Hall) and London (St. Martin-in-the-Fields). His presentation in America with Mozart’s K.595 and Poulenc’s Double Concerto with the OSN in the Dominican Republic and the Palm Beach Symphony conducted by Maestro Entremont received rave reviews.
Antonio Galera is a graduate in piano and flute at the “Joaquin Rodrigo” Conservatory-Valencia (Spain) with honors. He studied later on at the École Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” in Paris (France) where he received the “Diplôme de Concertiste” with scholarships granted by Juventudes Musicales de Madrid Award received from Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, as well as a high specialization grant from AIE. Antonio Galera collaborates with the Orquesta de Valencia, with solo appearances performing Ravel Concerto in G and Gershwin concertos this past season. In 2012 he was invited to open a new piano class at the Valencia University. Antonio Galera-López is regularly invited as a piano instructor in Europe and America.
The talent of this pianist is widely lauded:
“I follow his fledgling career with great interest. I particularly like his beautiful musical sensibility and expressiveness” – Philippe Entremont
“Galera-López represents all that we admire in a pianist: warm sound, artistic phrasing and faultless technique” – Joseph Youngblood, Palm Beach Daily News
“Valencian pianist Antonio Galera confirmed in his last recital at Palau de la Música his elevated artistic capability and he did it with an ambitious and committed programme… There was naturalness, freshness, sincerity, depth, and a presence of popularity even… Wonderful version… one of the best recitals of the season.” – Justo Romero, Scherzo Magazine, February 2017