Victor Braojos – piano
Recorded live at St Bride’s on Tuesday 17th JanuaryEnrique Granados
Two pieces from ‘Goyescas’
Quejas, o la maja y el ruiseñor
(Lament or the maiden and the nightingale)
El amor y la muerte
(Love and Death)
Sonata No 32 in C minor, Op 111
i. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
ii. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
Praised for his poetic, intense and original performances, Víctor Braojos obtained his BMus (Hons) at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona), working with Jordi Masó and Pierre Reach and supported by a scholarship by the Anna Riera Foundation. Later he moved to London, where he pursued his Master in Piano Performance (Distinction and Concert Recital Diploma) and Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, benefitting there from an Excellence Scholarship Award and working with Martin Roscoe.
Over these years, Victor has completed his musical formation working with world-acclaimed performers such as Dame Imogen Cooper, Sir Stephen Hough, Paul Lewis CBE, Robert Levin and Stephen Kovacevich, being chosen at the same time to join the roster of artists supported by renowned institutions such as the Imogen Cooper Music Trust, Talent Unlimited and the Keyboard Charitable Trust. He has won prizes and awards in National and International Piano Competitions, highlights being 1st Prize in the Catalunya Piano Competition (youngest ever winner in the 50 years of this competition), 1st Prize in the Barcelona Piano Competition, 1st Prize in the Girona Musical Competition and 2nd Prize in the prestigious ‘El Primer Palau’.
His commitment to combining classical repertoire with contemporary music has led him to world-premiere works by some of the most renowned Spanish composers such as Benet Casablancas, Joan Magrané, Marc Migó and Josep Maria Guix. Alongside his solo work, he regularly works with chamber music ensembles and orchestras, including multiple collaborations with the Barcelona Medical College Orchestra, conducted by Alfons Reverté.
Victor has performed widely across Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Russia and the UK, at prestigious venues such as the Palau de la Música Catalana, Palau Maricel de Sitges, the National Auditorium of Barcelona, London Steinway Hall and the Frédéric Chopin Museum in Warsaw. Recent and upcoming engagements include the Ribble Valley International Piano Week, 30 Pavilion Road Hall and St Mary’s Perivale, where he is presenting his latest solo piano CD, Shreds of light (Sheva Collection, 2021). Recently, Víctor has been appointed Junior Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, joining its staff in September 2022.
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