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Maria Florea, violin
Àlex Ramírez, piano
Abel Tomàs, violin
Emma Stratton, piano
Complete work of Franz Schubert for violin and piano
Tuesday 27 August 20:30 h
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El violí era un instrument amb el qual Franz Schubert estava molt familiaritzat; el tocava (i molt bé, segons diuen les cròniques) des de petit. Aquest concert aplega les sis obres que va escriure per a violí i piano: les quatre sonates, compostes entorn dels vint anys, i la Fantasia i el Rondó, de caràcter més virtuós, escrites deu anys després.
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Franz Schubert
Sonata No. 1 in D major, D. 384
Sonata No. 3 in G minor, D. 408
Sonata No. 4 in A major, D. 574
Sonata No. 2 in A minor, D. 385
Fantasie in C major, D. 934
Rondo in B minor, D. 895
Maria Florea
Maria Florea

Born in Esparreguera (Barcelona) in a musicians' family, Maria started her violin studies at the age of four with her father, cellist and conductor Cristian Florea, and was only seven years old when she performed her first concert as a soloist. She studied in Barcelona and at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid. She completed her master's degree in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music of London and postgraduated at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the Musik-Akademie in Basel. As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed in concert halls in Europe such as Palau de la Música Catalana and L’Auditori in Barcelona, Teatro Monumental and Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest and Wigmore Hall in London; she has recently been on a 19 concert tour as a soloist in China. She’s a member of Trio da Vinci, founded in 2018.

Àlex Ramírez
Àlex Ramírez

Born in Barcelona, his principal mentors were Margarita Serrat and Josep Colom. He received instruction from Paul Badura-Skoda, Alicia de Larrocha, Bernard Greenhouse, and Rainer Schmidt. Awarded in various competitions as a soloist and chamber musician, he currently dedicates himself mainly to chamber music. In recent seasons, he has performed at venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Palau de la Música Catalana, the Stadthalle in Kronberg, L'Auditori, and the Fundación Juan March. Over the past fifteen years, he has collaborated extensively with the theater company Títeres Etcétera, performing at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Santander International Festival, the Quinzena Musical Donostiarra, and the Festival of Wonder in Silkeborg (Denmark). As an educator, he has taught at the Liceu, Zaragoza, and Ciutat de Palma conservatories. He is annually invited to the Tihms Academy and Festival in Bergen.

Abel Tomàs
Abel Tomàs

Born in Barcelona in 1980, Abel Tomàs began his musical studies with his father and his uncle. Later he studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía and at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. At sixteen years of age, he was a founding member of the internationally recognized Cuarteto Casals, a chamber music ensemble that maintains a full calendar of artistic activity, appearing in the most renowned halls in Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Japan. As soloist, he has appeared with various orchestras including Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona and Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife.Together with his brother Arnau Tomàs Realp and pianist Hyo-Sun Lim, Abel is a founding member of the Ludwig Trio. Aside from concertizing, Abel teaches violin and chamber music at the Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya and additionally gives masterclasses in both Europe and the United States.

Emma Stratton
Emma Stratton

The Spanish-British pianist (Pals, Baix Empordà, 1999) began taking piano lessons at the age of 6. In 2021, she completed her bachelor’s degree gaining distinction at ESMUC, and is currently studying for a master’s degree in Piano performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. She has been invited to participate in festivals such as the Clasclás Festival in Galicia and the Schubertíada, and has offered concerts in various auditoriums and theatres in Catalonia, the rest of Spain and Germany. She has participated in piano competitions and has been awarded with diverse prizes; among them, the Elise Meyer Competition in Hamburg (2022), and has recently been selected by the Live music now and Career Center foundations to offer concerts in different venues in Hamburg. Since 2021 she is the artistic director of the Festival Clàssic Pals.