Alba Venturapiano

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Born in Barcelona, Alba Ventura made her debut as a concert soloist at the age of thirteen performing Mozart's piano concerto K271 with the Cadaques Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner, in San Sebastian and at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid. Since then her career as international soloist has brought her to the grandest international stages such as the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican and St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Laeiszehalle in Hamburg, the Bozar in Brussels, the Konserthuset in Stockholm and the Svetlanovsky Hall in Moscow, as well as the most important Spanish concert halls,  the Auditorio Mario Laserna in Bogotá and the Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand. She has collaborated with conductors such as Giovanni Antonini, Howard Griffiths, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Christopher Hogwood, Salvador Mas, Eiji Oue, Antoni Ros Marbà and Tamas Vásary, and she has performed with prestigious orchestras and chamber ensembles such as the Phliharmonia Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra, as well as the main Spanish orchestras, the Brodsky, Takacs and Casals quartets and performers such as Boris Belkin and Gordan Nikolic.

In addition, Alba Ventura recently performed with great success in China, offering recitals in grand venues in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, and also in the USA as special guest of the Chopin Society in Connecticut, which included a Master Class at Hartt School, where she featured as a jury at the Chopin International Piano Competition. In recent, it is also worth mentioning her recitals in the UK, and at Auditorio Nacional de Música, Palau de la Música Catalana and Auditori of Barcelona, and the Granada Festival as well as her concerts with orchestras such as the London Mozart Players, the Simphonic Orchestras of Barcelona, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, and in Castilla León. 

Alba started her academic studies with Silvia Llanas and studied with Carlota Garriga at the Marshall Academy, also receiving master classes from Alicia de Larrocha. At the age of eleven she received a scholarship to study with Dimitri Bashkirov at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia. Following an audition with Vladimir Ashkenazy in Berlin, she was offered his tutorship and he arranged for her to study with Irina Zaritskaya at the Purcell School in London and later at the Royal College of Music. She received further master classes from Nikita Magalof, Maria Joao Pires and Radu Lupu.

Alba Ventura went to win the international award from the Young Concert Artist Trust (YCAT). In season 2009-10 she was selected as the only piano soloist for the programme ¨Rising Stars” promoted by ECHO (European Community Halls Association). Recently, she has been awarded the IMPULSA prize by the Fundación Principe de Girona. Her latest recordings are a programme of Rachmaninoff's work and "Études (from Czerny to Rautaavara)", which have been extremely well acclaimed. 

Alba Ventura combines her career as a concert soloist with her teaching activity. Alba is a teacher at the prestigious Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceo.

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