EMCY

Alvaro Mur

All prize winners
1st and EMCY Prize
2019
Date of birth 1993/04/03

Born in Ceuta (1993), Álvaro did his bachelor studies at Conservatorio Superior de Música “Manuel Castillo” de Sevilla with maestro Alfonso Calderón de Castro finishing them with honors. Later he studied with Lilya Zilberstein at Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena and Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien). Now, after finishing his Master Studies at Conservatori Liceu in Barcelona, he continues learning with maestro Josep M. Colom.

His musical knowledge has being enriched having lessons with musicians and important masters as: the singer Jorge Chamine (Musician for Peace by UNESCO), Marie-Françoise Busquet (Conservatoire de Paris), Dmitri Alexeev (Royal College of Music London), Boris Berman (Yale School of Music), Artur Pizarro, Michiko Shoji, Luca Chiantore, Ana Guijarro, Brenno Ambrosini, etc.

Álvaro has been awarded with several prizes and distinctions as First Prize and EMCY Prize at 90° Concurso Juventudes Musicales de España, First Prize at 8th and 9th editions of FIP Guadalquivir in Córdoba, First Prize at VI Concurs Internacional de Piano “Antoni Besses” (2019), Second Prize at III Concurso Internacional de Piano Ciudad de Sevilla “Julio García Casas” (2016), Special Prize “Jardí dels Tarongers” at 14 Concurs Internacional de Música de Les Corts (2018) or Mention of Honor at 48° Concurs de Joves Interprets de Piano de Catalunya (2018) and the scholarship given by project Music4Rom at Colegio de España in Paris (2014).

He has played in Europe and Africa: Instituto Cervantes de Tetuán (Morocco), Palazzo Chigi Saracini in Sienna (Italy), Basilica di San Nicola in Tolentino (Italy), Instituto Cervantes de Palermo (Italy), Colegio de España in Paris (France) and XXII SIPO in Obidos (Portugal). In Spain he has played at remarking festivals as Festival Internacional de Piano Guadalquivir in Córdoba and halls in Barcelona, Madrid, Girona, León, Sevilla, Córdoba, Málaga, Vigo, Ceuta and many others. Because of his performances at 64 Concurs Internacional de Música Maria Canals de Barcelona, Álvaro makes a tour throughout Cataluña.

He recently debuted with Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE playing Concerto for two piano and percussion by Bartók under direction of maestro Félix Ardanaz and Joven Orquesta and Mediterranea under direction of maestro Michael Thomas. His following projects include his participation in Miami International Piano Festival Academy, the recording of his first CD with works by C. Franck, Ravel and Falla and several tours in Spain integrated in Red de Músicas of Juventudes Musicales de España.

If you are interested in working with Alvaro, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.

Repertoire

Solo
I. Albéniz – Triana, Suite Iberia, Cuaderno II
J. S. Bach – The Well Tempered Clavier, Prelude and Fugue No.1, 2, 3 and 4
J. S. Bach – English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807.
M. A. Balakirev – Islamey (Op.18J)
B. Bartók – Three Hungarian Folksongs from Csík Sz35a
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata (Op.2, No.1)
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata (Op.2, No.2)
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata (Op.2, No.3)
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata (Op.26, No.12)
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata (Op.111, No.32)
J. Brahms – Rhapsody in G minor No.2 (Op.79)
L. A. R. Cárdenas – Conexiones
F. Chopin – Études (Op.10, No.4, 12)
F. Chopin – Études (Op.25, No.1, 7, 11 and 12)
F. Chopin – Scherzo No.2 (Op.31)
F. Chopin – Sonata No.2 (Op.35)
C. Debussy – Prelude No.8
M. De Falla – Fantasia Baetica
G. Fauré – Nocturne No.1 (Op.33)
C. Franck – Prelude, chorale and fugue
J. Guinjoan – Recordant Chopin
F. J. Haydn – Sonata in C Major No.50 H.XVI
F. Liszt – Légende No.2 “St François de Paule: marchant sur les flots” S.175
F. Liszt – Étude d’exécution trascendante No.4 “Mazeppa” S.139
F. Liszt – Trois études de concert S.144
F. Liszt – Zwei Konzertetüden S.145
F. Liszt – Après une lecture du Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata) S.161
F. Liszt – Harmonies poétiques et religieuses No.7 “Funérailles” S.173
F. Liszt – La lugubre góndola S.200 No.2
W. A. Mozart – Sonata K.330.
S. S. Prokofiev – Sonata No.7 in B flat Major (Op.83)
S. S. Prokofiev – Suggestion Diabolique (Op.4, No.4)
S. V. Rachmaninov – Étude-Tableaux (Op.39, No.1, 2, 3, 4 , 5 and 6)
M. Ravel – Jeux d’eau
M. Ravel – Prelude
M. Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
M. Ravel – Gaspard de la Nuit, Ondine, Le Gibet and Scarbo
D. Scarlatti – Toccata in D minor K.141
D. Scarlatti – Sonata in F minor K.466
D. Scarlatti – Sonata in A Major K.24
D. Shostakovich – Prelude and Fugue No.15 (Op.87)
F. Schubert – Sonata No.4 in A minor D.537
R. Schumann – Fantasia (Op.17)
R. Schumann – Carnival Scenes from Vienna (Op.26)
A. N. Scrjabin – Étude (Op.2, No.1)
A. N. Scrjabin – Étude “Patetico” (Op.8, No.12)
A. N. Scrjabin – Étude (Op.65, No.3)

With Piano
B. Bartók – Concerto for two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, Sz.115
L. Van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.4 (Op.58)
W. A. Mozart – Piano Concerto No.12 in A Major K.414
S. V. Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No.2 (Op.18)
M. Ravel – Piano Concerto in G Major

Chamber music
B. Bartók – Sonata for two Piano and Percussion Sz.110
L. Van Beethoven – Trio in B flat Major (Op.11)
L. Van Beethoven – Egmont Overture (Op.84)
L. Van Beethoven – Symphony No.4 (Op.60)
J. Brahms – Clarinet trio (Op.114)
J. Brahms – Variations on a theme by Haydn (Op.56b)
N. A. R. Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol (Op.34) ( four hands )
F. Mendelssohn – Piano trio No.1 (Op.49)
F. Poulenc – Sonata for Piano four hands
F. Poulenc – Trio for Oboe, Basson and Piano
D. Shostakovich – Piano Quintet in G minor (Op.57)
J. Turina – Piano trio No.2 (Op.76)

Video

Beethoven - Sonata No. 32 Op. 111 - Alvaro Mur
M. Ravel - Ondine - Alvaro Mur
M. Ravel - Scarbo - Alvaro Mur