St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Maite Aguirre - piano

Friday, 24 January at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Maite Aguirre - piano

Maite Aguirre - piano

Debussy
Arabesque no 1
Claire de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
D'un cahier d'esquisses

Ravel
Oiseaux triestes
Alborada del gracioso

Maite Aguirre graduated from ESMuC in Barcelona under Prof. Vladislav Bronevetzky, whom she assisted in her last year. Maite moved then to London in 2008 to study a Masters Degree at the Guildhall School of Music under Pamela Lidiard and Sian Edwards, where she was kindly supported by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, Pam Littman Award and the Leverhulme Trust. After completing the Advanced Certificate in Opera studies in this same school, in 2012 Maite was selected to be a fellowship holder at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was given the Lucille Graham Fellowship working with pianist Diana Ketler. Since January 2013 Maite is mentored by renowned British concert pianist and pedagogue Christine Chroshaw.

Maite has toured all over Spain, in France, Germany, Italy and Norway, and has played in some of the most prestigious London venues including King's Place, Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square and the Barbican Hall; also recording both for TV and radio: BTV, TV3, CR, RNE and BBCRadio3.

She is well sought after as a chamber musician and has an extensive repertoire that encompasses all genres of the music literature. As an accompanist, she has played in masterclasses and private lessons for acclaimed international voices such as Denis O'Neill, Angela Gheorghiu, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Josephine Barstow, Sir John Tomlinson, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Kenny, Brigitte Fassbaender, Susan Bullock, Sally Burgess and Marilyn Rees, and won the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Award for the best accompanist (2009) adjudicated by Roger Vignoles. Other prizes include "Ravel-Granados" (2002); three first prizes at the German Jugend Musiziert 2001, 2002 and 2003; Distinct Contemporary Music Prize D. Chrysler; first prize in the chamber music competition "Sant Joan de Vilatorrada" (2005); and the Masterclass prize from Wolfram Rieger (2007).
 
As a conductor Maite has had the opportunity to conduct in the Purcell Room (May 2012) and to work jointly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as Chorus Master in their last Ravel project in the Barbican (May 2013). Maite is also a scholar of the Georg Solti Accademia and is featured in the BBC documentary Maestro or Mephisto on Georg Solti.