«[…] Canyigueral’s sovereign in such flamboyance, taking collective breaths away. Stunned».
Dr. Simon Jenner .
Dr. Simon Jenner .
Maria Canyigueral has been described by La Vanguardia as 'a pianist of great personality'.
Her professional achievements embrace an extensive number of interests. Her most recent highlights include the world premiere of “Dos páginas para Granados” by Benet Casablancas at the Echoes Festival in London organized by ILAMS; her latest Cd together with violinist Lana Trotovsek is a selected Gold Medal winner of the Global Music Awards 2016 in California; further engagements in Belgium, Spain, Japan and the UK.
She has performed in venues such as el Saló dels Miralls at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Fundación Juan March in Madrid, the Auditorium la Pedrera in Barcelona, the Auditorium in Girona, Sala María Cristina in Málaga, St. Martin in the Fields, St. James’s Piccadilly, and the Holywell Room in Oxford. She has participated in important festivals such as “Mas i Mas”, “Concerts de Mitja Nit” in Sitges, Chamber Music Festival Fundación Monteleón and some of her performances have been broadcasted by Radio Catalunya Música, BTV and UPV-RTV. Her appearances as a soloist with orchestra have been well acclaimed. Among her performances are the Piano Concerto Op. 15 by L. V. Beethoven, the Mozart Concerto KV 414 and the Symphonic Variations by C. Franck with the JMJ Orchestra in the Auditorium in León.
“Committed with the avant-garde music of our country”- according to El Punt d’Avui- Maria has been involved in several collaborations with some Spanish composers, premiering in the United Kingdom some pieces by Antón García Abril, Benet Casablancas, Victor Estapé and Josep Maria Guix.
Prize winner in numerous international competitions such as the International Chamber Music Competition “Antón García Abril” together with cellist Alexander Rolton; the “Max Pirani Piano Trio” Prize with Ianthe Ensemble; the “Wilfrid Parry Prize” together with violinist Marisol Lee; finalist at the 12th Concours international de piano d’Ille de France.
Maria studied at the Conservatori del Liceu with Michel Wagemans. She continued her studies with André de Groote in Brussels and Nino Kereselidze in Madrid. Maria completed a Master in Performance course at the Royal Academy of Music with Sulamita Aronovsky, receiving the Dorothy Bryant Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements in 2013.
In June 2018 Canyigueral will premiere in London her project 'Avant-guarding Mompou'- a tribute to the cycle of Cançons i danses by Frederic Mompou which includes the commission of a new cycle of pieces written by nine recognised composers from different parts of Europe. The project counts on the support of Arts Council in England, Instituto Cervantes, Institut Ramón Llull, Fundació Mompou and Lilly e Violetta.