Christmas Concert - Carolina Estrada's Tribute to Enrique Granados
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Spanish composer Enrique Granados, the Spanish pianist Carolina Estrada presents a piano recital with works composed by Granados. She will be performing the works 12 Spanish dances and Concert Allegro.
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) and a recognised specialist in the Spanish repertoire. Dr. Estrada has been recipient of many awards in national and international competitions. She has participated in many festivals as soloist and as a guest soloist with Symphonic Orchestras in Holland, Spain and Australia. In March 2015 she gave the Australian premiere of Enrique Granados’ Song of the Stars in Sydney. She is author of a doctoral thesis on the performance of Enrique Granados’ piano works, “Echoes of the Master: A Multi-dimensional Mapping of Enrique Granados’ Pedagogical Method and Pianistic Tradition”, published last February 2016, for which she received the prestigious George Henderson Award and the Allison Short Scholarship for pianists, two Faculty Merit Postgraduate Awards given by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of Sydney in Australia. She has received pianistic guidance by Paul Badura-Skoda, Albert Attenelle, Natalia Ricci, Laszlo Simon, Edit Fisher and Ilze Graubin, among others.
Dr. Estrada has been conference speaker, teacher and artist in universities such as the University of New York, New England University, Sultan Qaboos University, University of Sydney, University of Melboune, and International Festivals such as the Internacional Piano Festival in Barcelona, the Barcelona Festival of Song or the Internacional Music Festival of Spanish Keyboard (FIMTE). She is currently based in Tokyo and in demand in International Festivals, Conservatories and Universities. Prior moving to Japan, she was assistant teacher in piano at the Open Academy of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Enrique Granados (Lleida, 27 July 1867- English Channel, March 24, 1916) was a Spanish composer and pianist. He is known for his piano works, especially the Goyescas (1911) suite and eponymous opera.
He created the Piano School in Barcelona, which has produced such important figures as Frank Marshall and Alicia de Larrocha. It falls within the romanticism for its stylistic links with the works of Chopin, Schubert, Schumann and Edvard Grieg. He died in the shipwreck of the Sussex ship in the English Channel, being torpedoed by the German army during the First World War.