St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Maite Aguirre - piano

Friday, 23 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

 Maite Aguirre - piano

Enrique Granados

                    Danzas Españolas Op.37 N. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
                    Valses poéticos Op. 8
                    Allegro de concierto

Maite Aguirre is a Spanish pianist and conductor based in London. She is the Director of the Music Academy Cañada Blanch in the Spanish School in London and conductor of BLP Choir. The Guardian recently praised her quasi-orchestral colour in her playing.

Her first solo Album with music from Enrique Granados has received unanimous praise from the media, highlighting her carefully thought textures and well balanced cantabile; impeccable pedalization, use of staccato, characteristic of the Spanish pianistic School as well as her faithfulness to the composer's characteristic sound and her colour and rubato, in the fingertips themselves.

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 BBC Radio 3.

Maite is a graduate from ESMuC in Barcelona, and obtained her Masters Degree and Advanced Certificate at the Guildhall School of Music. In 2012 Maite was selected to be a fellowship holder at the Royal Academy of Music. Since January 2013 Maite is mentored by renowned British concert pianist and pedagogue Christine Chroshaw. She says: "I am always happy to hear from people who love music as much as I do! This is where you can find me online:"