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Jorge Tabarés

Spanish composer and pianist, born in Sagunto, on the 26th of May, 1996. He
begins his pianistic training at the age of three, in the school Música Temprana in
Valencia, with professor Jesús García. At age thirteen he continues his studies with the
Spanish pianist Cristina Casale, and with pianist Emmanuel Ferrer-Laloë, professor at
Musikene Conservatory. In May 2018, Jorge completes his Bachelors of Music with a
double-major in composition and piano, and with a merit scholarship at Mannes School
of Music – The New School, in New York City, having studied with the American
composer Lowell Liebermann, and Russian pianist Irina Morozova.

In April 2018, Jorge was awarded one of the most prestigious scholarships in
Spain: the Excellence Scholarship of the “Fundación Rafael del Pino,” to pursue his
double-master in Mannes School of Music, New York, with Liebermann and Morozova.

Jorge Tabarés has been selected in several occasions by the music critic Robert
Sherman to be broadcasted on WQXR in New York, for "The McGraw Hill Financial
Young Artist Showcase" in 2015, 2016, and 2018. In spring 2019, Jorge was selected as
invited artist to be broadcasted in WQXR where he performed an entire program of
Spanish music in homage to the great pianist Alicia de Larrocha, which was curated by
Alicia Torra de Larrocha, her daughter, and Robert Sherman.

He was awarded the EAMA/Florence Gould Foundation Michael Iovenko


Award to participate in the EAMA international music festival, in Paris, France, 2018.

As a composer, his works for chamber ensembles and for piano have been
performed by musicians of international acclaim, in numerous cities of Spain, such as
Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, and in an international level, in different recital halls
in New York City. In July, 2018, his Sonata for two Pianos and Percussion was
premiered at the Percufest Festival, Valencia, Spain, by the pianists Josu de Solaun Soto
and Anna Petrova, and the percussionists of the Tenerife and Valencia Philharmonic
Orchestras, Paco Diaz and Josep Furió. This work was commissioned by Percufest
itself. That same year, Jorge Tabarés wrote his Trio for Strings for the “European
Literature Night” which was premiered at the Bohemian National Hall, NYC. Such
event was a collaboration between the Delegation of the European Union to the United
Nations and Mannes School of Music.

As a composer, he has received classes and advice from David Tcimpidis,


Narcis Bonet, Philip Lasser and Michel Merlet. As a pianist he has received classes and
advice from Elena Dyátlova, Anya Alexeyev, Marnie Van Weelden, John Salmon,
Margarita Höhenrieder, Dominique Weber, Claudio Martínez-Mehner, José Ramón
Méndez, James Giles, Julian Martin, Ilya Itín, Jue Wang, Josu de Solaun, Miguel
Ituarte, André-Michel Schub, Oleg Marshev, Joaquín Soriano, Uta Weyand, Justas
Dvarionas, Jay Gottlieb, Jun Kanno, Erik T. Tawaststjerna, and Friedemann Rieger.
He has been awarded top prizes in numerous international competitions, such as,

- Metropolitan International Piano Competition, New York City 2016,


- Rondo Forma Competition, New York City 2016,
- Cremona International Competition for Piano, Italy 2015, where he was also
awarded the Special Prize to the best sonata,
- XVII International Piano Competition Santa Cecilia, Portugal 2015, where he
was also awarded the Special Prize from KNS Classical to record and publish
several CDs,
- Concurso Ibérico de Piano do Alto Minho, Portugal 2013,
- International Piano Competition Le Mesnil des Arts, France 2013.

As an orchestral soloist, stands out his debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the
University of Valencia, with conductor Beatriz Fernández, at the Iturbi Hall of the Palau
de la Música de Valencia, Mozart Hall of the Auditorio de Zaragoza, and Teatro
Serrano de Gandía. He has also performed in different Spanish cities like Madrid,
Barcelona, Valencia, Castellón, Zaragoza, Almería, Murcia, Oviedo, Gijón, Palma de
Mallorca, Gandía, and in an international level in France, Italy, Portugal, England,
Germany, Canada and the United States. He participated as the youngest member of an
ensemble of twelve pianists who performed in different venues in Spain and France,
during 2012, 2013, and 2014, the six Brandenburg Concertos by J.S.Bach, in the four
hand piano arrangement by Max Reger.

In an international level, Jorge has participated in the following music programs:

- European American Musical Alliance Summer Music Institute, Paris, France,


2018.
- PIANALE, International Piano Academy & Competition, August 2016, Schlitz,
Germany.
- Cremona International Music Academy, August 2015, Cremona, Italy.
- XIV Gijón International Piano Festival, August 2013, Gijón, Spain.
- VIPA, Valencia International Piano Academy, June 2013, Valencia, Spain.
- Selected for four consecutive years to participate in the Young Artist Program of
the SOSI Institute, Ontario, Canada, during 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
- Royal College of Music International Festival, London, England, 2008.
- International Suzuki Music Festival, Chaillol, France, 2006, 2007.
- XIV Suzuki Method World Convention, Turín, Italy, 2006. At the age of 9, he
was selected along with 9 other finalists from a total of over 200 pianists to
participate in the closing concert at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turín,
Italy.