Martín García García in Washington, DC
Spanish pianist Martin García García, Bronze Medal at the 2021 Chopin International Competition and First Prize at the 2020 Cleveland International Piano Competition, makes his Washington, D.C. debut performing Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto.
The Washington Chamber Orchestra will also perform a newly arranged version of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for a chamber orchestra. This benefit concert will support the Washington Chamber Orchestra Endowment, ensuring its mission “making classical music accessible for everyone” in the future.
About Martín García García
Martín García García (Gijón, 1996) is considered one of the greatest international projection pianists of his generation. At the age of 26, he has obtained major awards such as the first prize at 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition and the third prize and best concerto award at the XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. In the latter case, he was the first Spaniard to reach the final of the most relevant piano event worldwide, achieved previously by Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman or Martha Argerich.
García García graduated from Reina Sofía School of Music, where he studied there for more than a decade with Galina Eguiazarova, receiving the prize for the Best Student of the chair from Her Majesty the Queen Sofía. He is also Master in Piano by Mannes School of Music in New York City, where he spent 3 years under the guidance of Jerome Ros one of America’s most distinguished pianists.
García García began his musical studies at the age of 5 and before turning 12, he had already been awarded first prize at numerous national and international competitions such as the 2005 Piano Junior in Barcelona, the 2006 Antón García Abril in Teruel, the 2006 Santa Cecilia Prize in Segovia, the 2008 Rotary International in Moscow, or the 2008 Permanent Competition of Musical Youth of Spain in Alcalá de Henares.
In 2022, he performed more than 70 concerts all over the world, in such famed venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo or the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid. In addition, he released his first album, Chopin and His Master, produced by the artist himself and recorded at Fazioli piano factory in Sacile, Italy.