Antonio Oyzarzabal

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University of Leeds School of Music, Cavendish Road, Leeds, LS2 9JT

01133432584

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Antonio Oyzarzabal

4th July 2024

La Muse Oubliée – A musical journey of works by women composers

USA
Mana Zucca (1885-1981) – Prelude op 73
Amy Beach (1867-1944) – Scottish Legend
Florence Price (1887-1953) – Sketches in Sepia
France
Mel Bonis (1858-1937) – Women of Legend
Cécile Chaminade (1902-1977) – Étude de concert op. 35, 2 ‘Automne’
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) – 3 pieces for piano
Spain
Emiliana de Zubeldía (1888-1987) – Esquisses d’une après midi basque
Mexico
Graciela Agudelo (1945-2018) – Días de Lluvia
Venezuela
María Luisa Escobar (1903-1985) – Noche de Luna en Altamira
Czech Republic
Vitezslava Kaprálová (1915-1940) – April Preludes op 13

This recital features works from the last three albums of music by all women composers La Muse Oubliée I & II and El Fin del Silencio; recorded by London based Spanish pianist Antonio Oyarzabal. This project is the result of over four years of research and it is formed from a compilation of carefully chosen little gems for piano by female composers.

Antonio Oyarzabal is a concert pianist living in London. He obtained his Masters and Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School, studying with Caroline Palmer. His recent debuts include Royal Albert Hall, Conway Hall and Cadogan Hall (London); and as a soloist with Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and conductor Juanjo Mena.

Antonio performs solo and chamber recitals actively around the UK and abroad. Recent performances include a Madeleine Dring Centenary chamber concert curated with oboist Nicholas Daniel OBE (which they will be recording for Chandos soon), and solo recitals in festivals and concert halls in the US, France, Ireland, UK, Spain, Austria.

He has published five albums. La Muse Oubliée, a collection of piano works by women composers, was awarded with a Golden Melomano, rated 5 star from BBC Music Magazine, appeared in The Observer, and received glowing reviews from many European magazines. It was selected as one of the five best piano albums of 2021 by Fanfare Magazine (US). Antonio has recently released El Fin del Silencio (Latin American women composers) which was Critic’s Choice on BBC Music Magazine. He has just released his fifth album, La Muse Oubliée II. Antonio is an Ambassador for Donne UK, the leading institution for women in music.