“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 often display synergies between tradition and the avant-garde.

 

She accomplished her training at the Conservatories in Manresa and Barcelona, Goldsmiths’ College and Royal College of Music of London.

Also crucial for her musical and artistic education have been Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Suzanne Bradbury, Ramon Coll, Sergej Senkov, Hilomi Sakaguchi, Stephen Kovacevich, and the awards and support received from 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, Serbia, and Spain, in venues as l’Arsenal in Metz, London’s Senate House and 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, Atomino Art, (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 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 currently works as a dance pianist at the Conservatori Superior de Dansa de València. Vanesa also performs with Ensemble Vertex Container VLC and collaborates in the WPTA Contemporary Music association.