Biography

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Born in Madrid in October 15th 1983, he discovers the piano at the age of six and studies in an autodidactic way for a few years. After a fleeting classical studies at the “Joaquin Turina” Conservatory in Madrid he moves to Holland in 2005 to study Jazz Piano.

 

FORMATION

In June 2009 he graduates “Cum Laude” at the Rotterdam Conservatorium (Codarts) and obtains the Bachelor Degree of Jazz Piano.

In 2010 he got the most prestigious scholarship in The Netherlands (“Huygens Program” by Nuffic). In January 2011 he moves to New York in order to continue his jazz development and knowledge. Over there he studied with Aaron Goldberg, Dave Kikoski, Bruce Barth, Kenny Werner, Fred Hersch and Sophia Rossoff.

 

In May 2011 he graduates and receives the Jazz Piano Master Degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Currently he is actively working in the dutch jazz scene as a leader of his own band and his own trio, being selected for the Young VIP’s Tour in 2014. Besides, he’s part of many other bands highlighting the Ben Van Den Dungen Quartet, the Benjamin Herman Quartet, the Maarten Hogenhuis Quartet and the successful musical production “New York Round Midnight”.

 

As a guest pianist he’s been invited to play with the JOC (Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw), Powerhouse Big Band with Marius Beets, Bob Sands Big Band, Alain Pérez Latin-jazz Band, BvR Flamenco Big Band (Flamenco Biennale 2015), etc.

 

As a side-man he has worked with the majority of the most well-known musicians from Holland as Ferdinand Povel, Ruud Jacobs, Eric Ineke, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, Simon Rigter, John Ruocco, Jasper Blom, Martijn van Iterson, Martijn Vink, Joost van Schaik, etc…, as well as from the USA, like Branford Marsalis, Donald Harrison, the quintet of Willie Jones III, Peter Bernstein, Terell Stafford or Deborah Brown.

 

He has performed in the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2009 (Codarts Big Band conducted by Maria Schneider), 2012 (Benjamin Herman Quartet) and 2014 (Ben van den Dungen Quartet).

 

On tour, he has traveled with different bands all over Europe, Russia, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and South America.

 

As a docent, he is a piano teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) since September 2016.  Since 2014 he takes part every year of the Jazz Summer School in Korea and Indonesia, teaching piano, combos and giving master-classes.

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