Sylvia Torán - piano

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Sylvia Torán was born in Madrid and studied at the “Real Conservatorio Superior de Música” of Madrid with Joaquín Soriano, graduating with the “End of Year Extraordinary Prize”.

In 1982 she was awarded a grant by the Spanish & North American Joint Committee to study at the Juilliard School of Music in New York under the direction of Earl Wild, where she obtained her Masters Degree in music. She later extended her studies under Halina Czerny-Stefanska in Poland, and Almudena Cano in Madrid.

In 1985, Ms Torán won the First Prize at the International Masterplayers Competition held in Lugano (Switzerland) and that same year she made her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York.

She has performed with orchestras (Grant Park Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Lithuanian Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Moscow Virtuosi, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Concertante de Chicago, etc.), and conductors such as Saulius Sondeckis, Paul Freeman, Garcia Navarro, Cristóbal Halffter, Josep Pons, Juan J. Mena, etc., and has played chamber concerts throughout the world, returning to the United States many times.

She has toured South America, Australia and New Zeeland, always being highly praised by the critics. Ms Torán has recorded for WFMT Radio (Chicago), KUSC (L.A.), Radio Nacional, TVE-1and TVE-2 (Spain), Polish TV, etc. She also has recorded an album entirely dedicated to Chopin on the English label ASV and two CDs on Spanish music. With critical acclaim, Ms Torán has performed in such a prestigious series and places as Ibermúsica, Mozart Festival, Palau de la Música (Barcelona), Wigmore Hall (London), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (New York) etc. In 1992 she had a resounding success with Montsalvatge’s Concerto at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall.

Sylvia Torán usually plays duo-concertos with the pianist Ignacio Marín Bocanegra. They obtained a clamorous success in the non-for-profit concerto they offered past May for Vicente Ferrer's Foundation in India, enjoying the assistance of The Asturias's Prince, D. Felipe de Borbón.

In 2003 offered recitals and concerts in Germany, Switzerland, France, South America, and a tour in Australia-New Zealand in 2003.

Recent projects have included a summer concerts with the Sofia Symphony Orchestra conducted by García Calvo in La Granja (Segovia) playing Brahms piano concerto nr. 1, she returned to the Carnegie Hall in New York and concerts with the Baleares Symphony Orchestra.




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