Montserrat Egea Tapetado

All prize winners
1st Prize, EMCY Prize
Nationality: Spanish
Instrument: Strings
Date of birth 1997/09/29
Promoted by EMCY, Epoche_f 2016

Montserrat Egea was born in Toledo, Spain. She began playing the cello at the age of five, taking lessons from María Casado. When she was eleven, she started studying with Asier Polo, her current teacher at Musikene, Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco. She also complemented her studies receiving master classes from Maria de Macedo, Stephan Forck, Emil Rovner, Enrico Dindo, Peter Bruns and Philippe Müller.

Montserrat has already won many prizes. In 2009, she was awarded the 3rd Prize at the Dotzauer Cello Wettbewerb in Dresden. In 2010, she received the award for the Best Performer of Spanish Music at ‘City of Llanes International Competition’. In 2012, she won the 1st Prize at the ‘Intercentros Melómano Madrid’ Competition, then she obtained a 3rd Prize and Best String Player in ‘Intercentros Melómano Spain’. This same year she also won the 1st Prize at the ‘Jaime Dobato Benavente’ Cello Competition, held in Alcaniz (Teruel). In 2013, she received the 3rd Prize at the Dotzauer Cello Wettbewerb in Dresden. In 2014, she was awarded the 1st Prize at the ‘Jaime Dobato Benavente’ Cello Competition. Recently, she was awarded the 1st Prize and EMCY Prize at the 85th Concurso Permanente de Jóvenes Intérpretes in 2016.

You can listen to Montserrat here and also here.

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



J. S. Bach – Suite No.1 in G Major B.W.V.1007
J. S. Bach – Suite No.2 in D minor B.W.V.1008
J. S. Bach – Suite No.3 in C Major B.W.V.1009
J. S. Bach – Suite No.4 in E flat Major B.W.V.1010
C. Halffter – Variations on the theme eSACHERe (for Paul Sacher)
P. Hindemith – Sonata (Op.25, No.3)
C. A. Piatti – 12 Caprices (Op.25)
D. Popper – 40 Etudes (Op.73)

With piano

L. Van Beethoven – Cello sonata No.2 in G minor (Op.5)
L. Van Beethoven – Cello sonata No.4 in C Major (Op.102)
L. Van Beethoven – Seven variations for Cello & Piano in E flat Major on Mozart’s “Bei Männern” WoO 46
J. Brahms – Cello sonata in E minor (Op.38)
J. B. Bréval – Sonata in G Major
G. Cassadó – Danse du diable vert
G. Cassadó – Requiebros
G. Cassadó – Sonata nello stile antico spagnuolo
M. Castelnuevo Tedesco – Figaro Fantasy
K. Davidoff – At the Fontain
A. Dvorak – Rondo in G minor  (Op.94)
A. Dvorak – Silent Woods (Op.68.5)
M. De Falla – Suite Popular Española
F. Francoeur – Sonata in E Major
A. Ginastera – Pampeana No.2 for Cello and Piano (Op.21)
E. Granados – Intermezzo
P. A. Locatelli – Cello sonata in D Major
D. Popper – Hungarian Rhapsody (Op.68)
F. Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata
D. Shostakovich – Cello sonata in D minor (Op.40)
S. Rachmaninov – Vocalise
C. Saint Saëns – Allegro Appasionato
R. Schumann – 5 Stücke im Volkston

Chamber music

J. Brahms – Piano Trio No.1 in B Major (Op.8)
J. Brahms – Piano Trio No.3 in C minor (Op.101)
J. Brahms – Clarinet Trio in A minor (Op.114)
A. Dvorak – Piano Trio No.4 in E minor
W. A. Mozart – String Quartet No.15 in D minor K.421/417b
D. Shostakovich – String Quartet No.3 in F Major (Op.73)
D. Shostakovich – Piano Trio No.1 in C minor (Op.8)

With orchestra

A. Dvorak – Cello Concerto in B minor (Op.104)
E. Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor (Op.85)
G. Fauré – Elegie for Cello and Orchestra
J. Haydn – Concerto in C Major Hob.VIIb/1
E. Lalo – Concerto in D minor
C. Saint Saëns – Concerto in A minor (Op.33)
D. Shostakovich – Concerto in E flat Major (Op.107, No.1)
P. I. Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme (Op.33)