HHH CONCERTS | VÍCTOR BRAOJOS | LUNCHTIME PIANO SERIES | 23 FEBRUARY 2024 (13:00)
Enric Granados — The Maiden & the Nightingale (from Goyescas)
Marc Migó — Three Preludes (from The Desert Island: Preludes for piano)
Franck — Prelude, Chorale & Fugue
Beethoven — Piano Sonata no. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
This concert takes place at St Christopher’s Church, St Christopher's Green, Haslemere, GU27 1DD.
Usually praised for his poetical, intense and original performances, Víctor Braojos obtained his BMus (Hons) at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona), working with Jordi Masó and Pierre Reach and supported by a scholarship by the Anna Riera Foundation. Later, he moved to London, where he pursued his Master in Piano Performance (Distinction and Concert Recital Diploma) and Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, working with Martin Roscoe and thanks to an Excellence Scholarship Award given by this institution.
Over these years, he has completed his musical formation working with world-acclaimed performers such as Imogen Cooper DBE, Stephen Hough CBE, Paul Lewis CBE, Robert Levin or Stephen Kovacevich, being chosen at the same time to join the roster of artists supported by renowned institutions, such as the Imogen Cooper Music Trust, Talent Unlimited and the Keyboard Charitable Trust.
He has won several prizes and awards in National and International Piano Competitions, among which we could highlight the awards in the Maria Canals Int. Piano Competition, the Catalunya Piano Competition (youngest winner ever in the 50 years of history of this competition), the Barcelona Piano Competition, the Girona Musical Competition or the prize at the prestigious “El Primer Palau Music Competition”.
His commitment to combine classical repertoire with contemporary music has led him to world-premiere works by some of the most renowned Spanish composers such as Benet Casablancas, Joan Magrané, Marc Migó or Josep Maria Guix and, concurrently to his soloist activity, he usually collaborates with several chamber music ensembles and orchestras, among which we could highlight his multiple collaborations with the Barcelona Medical College Orchestra, conducted by Alfons Reverté.
Along his career he has performed in several venues across Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Russia or the UK, among which we could remark concerts at emblematic venues such as the Palau de la Música Catalana, Palau Maricel de Sitges, the National Auditorium of Barcelona, London Steinway Hall or the Frédéric Chopin Museum in Warsaw. His most recent and future engagements include internationally acclaimed concert halls and festivals, such as the Ribble Valley International Piano Week, 30 Pavilion Road Hall or St. Mary’s Perivale, where he is presenting his latest solo piano CD, Shreds of light (Sheva Collection, 2021).
Recently, Víctor has been appointed Junior Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, joining its staff from September 2022.