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Martín García García in Recital

Thursday, July 18 | 7:00 PM Heights Theatre
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Join us at the historic Heights Theatre for a colorful night of classic piano works performed by 2021 Mixon First Prize winner, Martín García García. Fresh off a worldwide tour of performances and top prizes at the Chopin Competition, Martín García García returns to Cleveland to usher in a new edition of the CIPC.

Tickets are free but reservations are required. A meet and greet with the artist will follow the concert.

About Martín García García

Martín García García has appeared in important venues across Europe, America, and Asia, receiving highly positive reviews from figures like Vladimir Krainev, Dmitri Alexeev, Arcadi Volodos, Dimitri Bashkirov, Joaquín Achúcarro, and Tatiana Copeland (niece of Sergei Rachmaninoff). The Spanish pianist has won first prizes in numerous international and national piano competitions, with his victory at the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition and his third place at the 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition being particularly noteworthy. In the latter competition, he also received the special award from the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra for the best concerto performance.

He graduated from the Reina Sofía School of Music, where he studied for a decade under Professor Galina Eguiazarova, and was honored by Her Majesty Queen Sofía with the recognition of being the Most Outstanding Student of her chair. He also holds a Master’s in Piano from the Mannes School of Music in New York, where he studied with the renowned pianist Jerome Rose for 3 years. Martín García García began his piano studies at the age of 5 with teachers Natalia Mazoun and Ilyà Goldfarb.

The year 2022 marked an extraordinary turning point in his career, with over 70 concerts worldwide, performing in iconic venues like Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid. Additionally, he releases his second album “Even-Tide” in 2024. The album has been recorded at Nowa Miodowa Concert Hall, in Warsaw, and it includes works by Chopin & Brahms. It is available on digital platforms. 2024 has begun with collaborations such as Tokyo Philarmonic Orchestra and Mikhail Pletnev, OSCYL and Vasily Petrenko, or Warsaw Philarmonic and Andrzej Boreyko.

Martín García García, who holds a strong sense of responsibility and a commitment to serving humanity, approaches each concert with a profound purpose. Regardless of the venue’s size or the audience, he believes that there is a profound content to offer to each person who has chosen to come and listen.