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Paula Ríos' repertoire spans from the Baroque to the present, and it includes several premieres.

Various periods are of her special interest: on the one hand, Spanish music from the 18th century, the National School and the Avant-Garde; on the other hand, the first Romanticism, particularly the music of Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt, and finally the diverse European movements at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Described as a performer with a strong personality, refined technique and originality in her projects, Paula Ríos is developing an intense solo career in Spain, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and Argentina, and has made recordings for RNE, TVE, Radio Suisse Romande, IB3, TVG and RG.

Currently she is focusing her efforts on the music of Frédéric Chopin and the beginning of the Romantic era. Her first CD «Chopin en Mallorca» was recorded for the Chopin Museum in Valldemossa and presented at the Chopin Society in London on the composer’s own piano. She regularly performs with 19th century instruments and has shared the stage with NYC Ballet Soloists playing works by Chopin.

Moreover, Paula Ríos researches intensely the National school and the Avant-Garde in Spain. She is invited to give lectures and join Spanish dance projects. Her latest CD «Viento de Plata» (Columna Música) collects the works of Jesús Bal y Gay y Rosa García Ascot, composers in the times of Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla and Luis Buñuel.

Paula Ríos obtained the Degrees of Piano and Theory with Honours and Extraordinary Prize at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo and continued her studies at the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel (Switzerland) with László Gyimesi and Rudolf Buchbinder, where she obtained the Konzertdiplom and completed her Postgraduate Studies in the Soloists’ Class. Furthermore, she studied Chamber Music with Gérard Wyss, Ivan Monighetti and Rainer Schmidt, and Conducting with Hans-Martin Linde at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

She broadened her studies with Claudio Martínez Mehner and took part at masterclasses of Elisabeth Leonskaja, Alicia de Larrocha, Piotr Anderszewski, Rita Wagner, Alexei Lubimov, Andrej Jasinski, Larissa Dedova, Dimitri Bashkirov and Elisso Virsaladze, among others. She won various first prizes and scholarships from RCN, Fundación Gil Dávila, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Caixanova, Lyra Stiftung and Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung.

Paula will shortly release her new CD, dedicated to young Chopin and other virtuoso pianists in his circle (Calanda Music), which she will première in Paris and London..

Press kit

QUOTES

"Impressive technique"

Alberto Oliver, Melómano

agenda

24  November

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Iberian & Latin Music Society

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Works by Albéniz, E. Halffter, Pittaluga, Falla

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02  December

PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN

Escola de Música Ireneu Segarra

Masterclasses Piano

20  January

PARIS, FRANCE

Accueil Musical

Église Saint-Merry

Programa:Works by Chopin, Thalberg, Kalkbrenner, Bellini

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discography

"You must sing with your fingers!" (Frédéric Chopin)

"This record is a hommage to singing and also to a group of very young, brilliant and ambitious pianists and composers who went to Paris looking forward to succeed and among acquaintances, love affairs, scandals, rivalry and a great deal of opera they were able to captivate the audience, revolutionized the piano technique and created a bunch of excellent works that achieved the impossible: to make the piano sing.  

The intertwined paths of Vicenzo Bellini and Frédéric Chopin are the greatest example of this alliance." (Paula Ríos)

CD internationally available at

La Quinta de Mahler

 

The piano works and songs for voice and piano of Jesús Bal y Gay and Rosa García Ascot (Columna Música)

   

Official record of the Chopin Museum in Valldemossa, released to commemorate Chopin's bicentenary (1810-2010), which features his compositions during his stay in the Monastery of Valldemossa (Majorca) between 1838-39: Préludes Op.28, Ballade Op.38, Scherzo Op.39, Mazurka Op.41 No.1, Polonaises Op.40. This historical journey was depicted by George Sand in her work "Un hiver à Majorque".

"Chopin en Mallorca" is available on sale at: 

Chopin Museum

 

videos

Frédéric Chopin, Grande polonaise brillante Op.22

Thalberg/Bellini, Grande Fantaisie et Variation sur "I Montecchi e Capuletti" Op.10

Manuel de Falla, Fantasía Baetica

Frédéric Chopin, Scherzo Op.39

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