EMCY

Susana Gómez Vázquez

All prize winners
EMCY prize
2016
Date of birth 1995/01/06
Promoted by EMCY, GMAF - Young Hearts Music Tour, 2018

Susana Gómez Vázquez is an emerging pianist born in Alcalá de Henares (Spain) in 1995. After graduating with a First Class Degree in Bachelor of Music from the Royal Academy of Music, where she was a scholar student under Professor Hamish Milne, she is currently a Master Student at Conservatori del Liceu under Professor Josep Colom.

She began her studies at Alcala de Henares Music Conservatory under Professor Miguel Angel Martinez Guillén. Afterwards, she studied with Professor Patsy Toh at the junior course of the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Purcell School, composition under Simon Spears at the Purcell School and singing under Tom Marandola, and was awarded with scholarships from both institutions. Her pianistic interpretation has been enriched by private lessons and master classes from professors such as Fou Ts’ong, Cristina Ortiz,Tatiana Sarkissova, Julian Martin, Martino Tirimo, Yong-Hi Moon, Kenneth Weiss, Dimitri Alexiev, Mikhail Petukhov, Pascal Devoyon, Kathryn Stott, Menahem Pressler and Gabriela Montero.

Since her debut in 2006 in the National Auditorium of Music of Madrid, she has performed regularly in different concert halls and festivals in Spain, England, Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland such as the Wigmore Hall, St Martin in The Fields, Colston Hall, St James Picadilly, Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), Teatro Calderón de Valladolid, Auditorio de Música de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Leeds International Concert Season, Fazioli Concert Room, Sendesaal Bremen…amongst many others. She has been broadcasted in BBC Radio 3 and Radio Nacional Clásica. Always keen to discover new music, Susana has worked and commissioned new music from established composers and emerging composers.

Susana Gómez Vázquez won first prize in different competitions including the 86th Concurso Permanente de Juventudes Musicales de España 2016, the International Piano Competition “Ciutat Carlet” (including prize for the best performace of Spanish music), the Royal Academy of Music Iris Dyer Piano Competition and the Madrid junior and senior Intercentros Hazen Piano Competitions. During her time at Purcell School she won the Freddy Morgan Competition, the Wigmore Competition (both solo and chamber) and was honoured to be awarded both the Senior Piano Prize as well as the Senior Composition Prize. She won second prize in the Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music competition and the Isaacs and Pirani Piano Trio Prize. She was also awarded the Maud Hornsby Award and the Franz Reizenstein Prize at the Royal Academy of Music and was a laurate of the XXII Ibiza International Piano Competition. She has been selected by “Fundación Piumosso” to the take part in the concert series “El primer Auditorio” in the National Auditorium of Spain in 2018.

In the area of composition, Susana’s pieces have been performed at the Wigmore hall, Royal Academy of Music, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Purcell school and other places all around England by professional musicians and orchestras such as the Milton Keynes orchestra and the Aurora orchestra. She won the first prize in the North London Festival of Music and Drama Senior Composition Competition and was Highly Commended in BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers Competition (junior category), resulting in broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 . She was awarded the first prize in Purcell School composition competition and her orchestral work was performed in Queen Elisabeth Hall.

You can hear Susan on her YouTube Channel and Web Site

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

Repertoire

Solo

I. Albéniz – Suite Iberia, Evocación, Corpus Christi, Rondeña, Triana
I. Albéniz – Suite Española (Op.47), Aragón
J. S. Bach – Preludes and Fugues, Book 1: No.2 in C minor, No.14 in F sharp minor B.W.V.859; Book 2: No.16 in G minor B.W.V.885, No.24 in B minor B.W.V.893,
J. S. Bach – Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor B.W.V.903
J. S. Bach – French Suite No.6 in E Major B.W.V.817
J. S. Bach – Partita No.6 in E minor, B.W.V.830
B. Bartok – Seven Sketches (Op.9, No.4)
L. Van Beethoven – Sonata Op.81 “Les adieux”, Sonata in C minor (Op.10, No.1); Sonata in A flat Major (Op.26)
L. Van Beethoven – 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80
F. Busoni – Elegies No.5 Die Nächtlichen, No.6 Erscheinung and No.7 Berceuse
J. Cage – Sonatas and Interludes for prepared Piano
F. Chopin – Nocturnes (Op.27, No.1 and No.2), Three Nocturnes (Op.9, No.1, No.2 and No. 3)
F. Chopin – Ballade No. 1 in G minor (Op.23)
F. Chopin – Etudes (Op.10, No.3, No.5, No.9 and No.11) (Op.25, No.1, No.4, No.8, No.9 and No.12) and Three New Etudes No.1
F. Chopin – Mazurka in A minor KK11b No.5
F. Chopin – Variations Brilliiantes (Op.12), Barcarolle (Op.60), Berceuse in D flat Major (Op.57) and Bolero (Op.19) BI 81
F. Chopin – Impromptu No.4 and Fantasie-Impromptu
F. Chopin – Scherzo No.2 (Op.31)
F. Chopin – Preludes No.3, No.4, No.8, No.13 and No.19
B. Dean – Equality
C. Debussy – Images 1st book
C. Debussy – L’isle joyeuse
C. Debussy – Clair de Lune and Etude Pour les sonorités opposées
H. Dutilleux – Sonata for Piano, opus 1
M. Falla – Fantasía Baetica
E. Granados – Allegro de Concierto
E. Granados – Quejas o la Maja y el Ruiseñor and El Pelele
A. Ginastera – Sonata No.1 (Op.22)
A. Ginastera – Danzas Argentinas (Op.2)
S. G. Vázquez – Ella
J. Haydn – Sonata in E minor Hob.XVI/34
J. Haydn – Andante with variations in F minor Hob.XVII/6
E. Lecuona – …Y la negra bailaba; ¿Por qué te vas? and Malagueña
G. Ligeti – Etude No.4, book 1, Fanfare and Etude No.10, book 2, Der Zauberlehrling
F. Liszt – Concert Etude S.144, La legierezza, 2 Concert Etudes: Waldesrauschen and Gnomenreigen
O. Messiaen – Regard des Anges
S. Montague – Tsunami
W. A. Mozart – Sonata in A minor K.310, Sonata No.11 in A Major K.331/300 and K.511 and Sonata in C Major K.545
W. A. Mozart – Rondo in A minor
W. A. Mozart – Minuet in D Major K.355, Gigue in G Major K.576, Rondo in A minor K.511
A. Plaza – Blume
S. Rachmaninov – Etude de tableau No.6, Prelude (Op.32, No.5) and Moment Musica (Op.16, No.4)
J. Ramos – Milonga Sureña
M. Ravel – Le tombeau de couperin
M. Ravel – Sonatina
M. Ravel – Ondine
D. Scarlatti – Sonatain F sharp minor K.318 and in A minor K.319
E. Satie – Gymnopédie No.1
F. Schubert – Sonata in E flat Major D.568 and Sonata in A minor (Op. post.143 D.784)
F. Schubert – Impromptus D.935 (Op.142)
R. Schumann – Fantasiestuecke (Op.12)
E. Téllez – Galeriak
H. Villalobos – Pulcinella

Chamber Music

Trios

B. Bartok – Contrasts, Sz.111
L. Van Bethoveen – Piano Trio (Op.1, no.3)
A. Dvorak – ‘Dumky’ Trio (Op.90)
J. Haydn – Piano Trio No.9 in A Major Hob.XV/9
F. Mendelssohn – Piano Trio in D minor No.1 (Op.49)
G. C. Menotti – Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
O. Messiaen – Quartet for the End of Time
A. Llanas – Týche
A. Piazzola – Le Grand Tango
M. Ravel – Piano Trio in A minor
B. Smetana – Piano Trio in G minor (Op.15)
J. Turina – Piano Trio No.2 in B minor (Op.76)

Duos

L. Van Bethoveen – Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 (Op.30, No.2) and Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major No.5 (Op.24)
J. Brahms – Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 (Op.38)
C. Debussy – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor L.140
C. Franck – Violin Sonata in A Major
S. G. Vázquez – ¿Quién es?
M. Falla – Nana and Danza Española
A. Ginastera – Pampeana No.1 (Op.16)
V. Lejsek, Duets for Piano: Tanecek, Groteskni, Arpeggia, Taranttela
J. Rodrigo, Siciliana
A. Schnittke – Sonate No.3 for Violin and Piano
F. Schubert – Sonata for Violin and Piano (“Grand Duo”) in A Major(Op. Posth. 162, D.574)

With orchestra

F. Chopin – Concerto No.2 (Op.21)
W. A. Mozart – Concerto No.23 K.488
W. A. Mozart – Concerto No.9 K.271
R. Schumann – Concerto in A minor (Op.54)

Video

Susana Gómez Vázquez