Young piano star wows crowd in Teulada-Moraira

Young piano star wows crowd
FIVE YEARS ON: Carlos Santo Martinez was delighted to return to Teulada-Moraira Photo credit Teulada-Moraira Ayuntamiento

THE Teulada-Moraira Auditori was alive last weekend as it played host to the International Piano Festival.

The festival welcomed 18-year-old Carlos Santo Martinez back to Spain after performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Caruth Auditorium in Dallas, Schumann Saal in Dusseldorf and Sumy Philharmonic Hall in Ukraine, amongst others.

Carlos – who was only 11 years old when he started to play a Steinway & Sons grand piano – wowed the crowd, playing The Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach and Kreisleriana by Robert Schumann, two of the most complex works ever written, rarely played in the same recital.

The young man first took stage at the International Piano Festival when he was just 13 and was delighted to return some five years later to share his talents with Teulada-Moraira once again.

Carlos boasts an impressive array of achievements, including First Prize at the Concurso Internacional Don Juan de Borbon and Ruperto Chapi, First Prize at the Lang Lang Berlin Piano Competition and Best Newcomer at the Valencia International Music Festival.

The young man declared his delight at being back on stage in Teulada-Moraira: “It’s like my house, here I feel great, every time I come I try to offer the best of me for people to enjoy.”

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