Russian Portraits is my first discographic project. This project is possible thanks to a collaboration with the Orpheus Music label and contributions from all of you. It will be entirely devoted to Russian repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries. Russian Portraits include major works by some of the most important Russian composers; Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev.
Who I am?
I was born in Santander and started studying music and piano with Irina Efanova at the National Conservatory of Music in Bolivia. I received my Bachelor degree in Barcelona studying with Stanislav Pochekin and am currently doing a Master's degree at the Royal College of Music as a student of Dmitri Alexeev.
I also received advice from great pianists like Boris Berman, Nino Kereselidze, Mikhail Voskresensky, Lang Lang, Natalia Trull, Jacques Rouvier, Joaquín Soriano among others.
I have been awarded prizes in numerous competitions, such as Intercentros Melómano, Marisa Montiel Competition, Infanta Cristina Competition, Jeunesses Musicales Competition, Ibiza International Competition, Maria Canals International Competition.
I have had the privilege to give recitals in major concert halls such as the Palau de la Música Catalana, National Music Auditorium, Canal Theatre, Metropol Theater, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, as well as in cities like La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Viña del Mar, Medellin, Santander, Malaga, Cordoba, Barcelona, Madrid, Montorillon, Saint-Germain, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Mayfield, London amongst others.
I have been broadcast by RNE, Catalunya Music, TVE and TV3.
Which will be the use of the money?
Your contributions will be devoted to three points in particular:
- Studio fees, editing and mastering of the disc.
- Production of the disc, graphic design and booklet cover, screen-printing, barcode management and legal deposit.
- Marketing expenses, presentation concert and cocktails in Madrid and Barcelona.
Russian Portraits repertoire
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Rachmaninoff, Morceaux de Fantaisie
Prokofiev, Sonata Op 83 nº7
To carry out Russian Portraits any collaboration will be of enormous help.
When the project is completed, each person will be rewarded according to the contribution made. Shipping costs of the CD are included, as well as travel and subsistence expenses in the concerts within England and Spain. Outside England or Spain, they will be subject to negotiation.
The money will only be charged when the campaign is finished, and only if it is successful.
Once funding is secured, schedule to follow would be the following.
- June 2016, recording at Belle Shenkman studios in London.
- July 2016, design and manufacture of the booklet, box and CD.
- September 2016, Presentation concert in Barcelona and Madrid.