Alba Ventura, Klavier

Born in Barcelona, Alba Ventura made her debut as a concert soloist at the age of thirteen performing Mozart's piano concerto K271 with the Cadaqués Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner, in San Sebastián and at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid. Since then her career as international soloist has brought her to venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Konserthuset in Stockholm and the Svetlanovsky Hall in Moscow, as well as the most important Spanish concert halls, the Auditorio Mario Laserna in Bogotá and the Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand. She has collaborated with conductors such as Giovanni Antonini, Howard Griffiths, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Christopher Hogwood, Salvador Mas, Eiji Oue, Antoni Ros Marbà and Tamas Vasary, and she has performed with prestigious orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia, as well as the main Spanish orchestras. She studied with Carlota Garriga at the Academia Marshall, where she also received masterclasses from Alicia de Larrocha. At the age of eleven she received a scholarship to study with Dimitri Bashkirov at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia. After an audition with Vladimir Ashkenazy in Berlin, she was offered his tutorship and he arranged for her to study with Irina Zaritskaya at the Purcell School in London and later at the Royal College of Music. During her time at the RCM she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Rose Bowl and a couple of Junior Fellowships. She received further masterclasses from Nikita Magalof, Maria Joao Pires and Radu Lupu. In 1998 Alba won the Young Concert Artist Trust (YCAT) auditions. In the 2009-10 season she was selected as the only piano soloist for the "Rising Stars" programme promoted by ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation). She was awarded the IMPULSA prize by the Fundació Príncep de Girona (2010) and has recently played in China in her first Asian tour. Alba Ventura combines her career as a concert soloist with her teaching activity, as a professor at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu.


Konzerte am 13. August mit dem Gerhard Quartett und Andrej Bielow, am 16. August




Alba Ventura