Ignasi Cambra

pianist

Born in Barcelona in 1989, he began musical studies at age six at the Escola de Música de Barcelona with Maria Lluïsa Alegre and Albert Attenelle. At age 17 when he was about to start a degree in Business Administration he was awarded a full scholarship to the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington, where he chose to pursue a music career.

From 2011-2013 he was part of the small group of students who make up the Toradze Piano Studio, led by Alexander Toradze. During that period he met conductor Valery Gergiev, who became one of his mentors. Cambra earned a masters degree from the Juilliard School in 2015, studying with Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio.

Ignasi Cambra regularly performs with pianist Maria João Pires as a member of her “Partitura” project, sharing the stage with her in solo and concerto appearances. He has also been artist in residence at La Pedrera in Barcelona, and performed in venues such as the Mariinsky Concert Hall in Saint Petersburg, L’Auditori in Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the United Nations, Hahn Hall of Santa Barbara and Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, among others.

He has also appeared with Valery Gergiev at the Quincena Musical in San Sebastian and the Ibercamera concert season in Barcelona, as well as the Schubertiade in Vilabertran, the Castell de Peralada Festival, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, and many other summer festivals. Cambra has been invited as a soloist by the Mariinsky and Miami symphony orchestras, and has appeared in radio and television programs in the United States, Canada, Spain, Russia and other countries.

In 2017 he released his first album, Live in Barcelona, with works by Grieg and Rachmaninov, and his second recording featuring Impromptus by Schubert and Chopin.

This season Cambra will make his debut with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and Kazushi Ono at L’Auditori in Barcelona, in performances of Mozart’s Concerto for two Pianos, KV. 365 with Maria João Pires. Other appearances include recitals at Barcelona’s Sala Apolo, Auditori de Girona and Santa Florentina Music Festival.

 

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