“Her playing combines sophistication with a high emotional level”

Alexander Ivashkin

 

 

Vanesa explores contemporary works as well as traditional repertoire as soloist and chamber musician: her performances are fueled by synergies between tradition and the avant-garde, in pursuit of the music's essence that perseveres through times.

 

She accomplished her initial training at Conservatoire of Manresa with teacher Lluís rosselló Barcelona with professor Paula Torróntegui. Later on, earned a master in performance and related studies at Goldsmiths’ College and a master in piano performance specializing in contemporary music in the Royal College of Music of London with professor Andrew Zolinsky. Also crucial for her musical and artistic education have been courses and masterclasses with Lluís Rosselló, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Suzanne Bradbury, Ramon Coll, Sergej Senkov, Hilomi Sakaguchi, Stephen Kovacevich, and awards and support by institutions as Àrea de Creació Acústica, Fidelio, IRCAM and Centro de Estudios Pianísticos.

 

Her experience performing contemporary music includes collaborations with various ensembles and established composers such as Vladimir Tarnopolski, Ivan Fedele, José Manuel López-López and Santiago Díaz-Fischer, and she is particularly interested in collaborating with emerging composers, premiering works and teaming up in interdisciplinary projects.

Vanesa has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain, where she is currently based. She has been featured in venues as l’Arsenal in Metz, London’s Senate House, Deptford Hall in London, l’Ateneu de Barcelona, Teatre Principal de Palma de Mallorca, Auditori Enric Granados, and at festivals such as Encontre Internacional de Compositors, Soundings Festival, Atomino Art Festival, (M)Other Russia Festival, Passauer Saiten, and Nits d'Aielo i Art. She performed under the baton of distinguished conductors such as Nicholas Collon, Graham Ross, Gerard Pastor, Armando Merino, and Alexander Ivashkin, and recorded a cd featuring piano works of Mallorcan composer Gaspar Aguiló for Unió de Músics.

 

As an experienced piano teacher and collaborative pianist, Vanesa has worked at music schools and conservatories in Spain and the United Kingdom. She is currently collaborating as a dance accompanist at Conservatoire of Dance in València.

 

Vanesa has been appointed the president of the World Piano Teachers Contemporary Music Association.

Upcoming projects include performing with Ensemble Container VLC and playing and recording solo piano works by Schumann and Crumb.