Antonio SORIA (piano)

Sunday, April 8, 2007 - 20:00

Concert player and superior teacher of piano, chamber music, organ and music theory, he received the basis of his musical training in the Conservatorio Superior de Música  del Liceo de Barcelona and the Conservatoire National de Region de Bordeaux (France) under the tutelage of Ramón Coll and Francis Chapelet. Among great pianists, such as Vlado Perlemuter, Mª Joao Pires, Joaquín Achúcarro and Germaine Mounier, influenced highly his career  Walid Akl, Alexis Weissenberg and Alicia de Larrocha. The latter supported his first worldwide recording of the “Integral Piano of Joaquín Turina” (IPJT) executed by Antonio Soria on 16 CDs, Best Spanish Production Prize of Ritmo magazine 1995, Compact CD Prize 1997, and called ”Integrally Historic” by Alicia de Larrocha, who personally invited Antonio Soria  to offer master classes in the Escuela Granados-Marshall in Barcelona during its centenary year.

Antonio Soria performs as a soloist at recitals and concerts in Spain, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Bulgaria, Denmark, Mexico, Sweden and France with the Orquesta Sinfónica Estatal de México (Maurizio Colasanti, cond.), Kremlin Chamber Orchestra of Moscow conducted by Misha Rachlevnsky, the Leos Janaceck Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Mediterranea  conducted by Guerassim Voronkov and the Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra conducted by Plamen Djouroff, (première in Spain of Egloga, op.10 of Gerald Finzi), and in the world of lyrics and chamber music together with Elena Obraztsova, Marcal Cervera, Robert Expert, etc. He has live recorded and  been interviewed on Radio 2 and Radio 4 of Spanish National Radio, Catalunya Music, Sinfo Radio / Antena 3, Cadena SER (Iñaki Gabilondo), Canal Nou, TV du Conseille Européen, International Channel of Spanish Television, etc. He has also been on the cover of Audioclasica, Ritmo, CD Compact, an international critic presents him as “a great continuator of the glories of the piano such as Iturbi and De Larrocha”

Next year he has programmed several recitals and concerts in Sweden, Italy, France, Spain, Brazil and USA.



Parte I

Enrique GRANADOS (1867-1916)

Escenas románticas

  1. Mazurca. Poco lento con abandono – Lento molto recitativo – Lento · Allegro· Lento
  2. Berceuse. Lento
  3. Lento con extasis· Vivo · 1º tempo
  4. Allegretto
  5. Allegro appasionato
  6. Epílogo. Andantino spianato, con exaltación poética.


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

  • Grande Polonaise Brillante, op. 22
  • précédée d’un Andante Spianato


Parte II

(all Works premier in Egypt)


Joaquín TURINA (1882-1949)

Sinfonía sevillana (episodio pintoresco)

Versión original para piano*[1],


Andante · Allegretto · Andante · Allegro molto moderato · Allegretto tranquillo · Piu vivo · Allegretto quasi Andantino · Lentamente · Allegretto · 1º tempo – piu vivo · Allegro muy expresivo · Andantino

Por el río Guadalquivir

Andante · Allegretto mosso · Andantino mosso · Tempo 1º Andante · Andantino mosso · Andante en calma

Fiesta en San Juan de Aznalfarache

Allegro Vivo · Andante · Vivo ·  Andante · Allegretto (tiempo de Garrotin lento) · Andante · Vivo · Menos vivo · Andante

Manuel CASTILLO (1930 -2005)

Toccata para piano (1952)


[1] estrenada por Antonio Soria en Madrid (Centro Cultural Conde Duque, 6.V.1999)