LAURA FERNÁNDEZ GRANERO (Fortepiano)
Born in Madrid in 1991, Laura Fernández Granero began her musical studies at the age of seven at the Professional Conservatory of Music ‘Arturo Soria’ (Madrid) with the harpsichordist and pianist Toni Millán and with the pianist Encarnación Fernández. During this period, she also worked with Carmen Rosa Capote, who is a pupil of Walter Gieseking. She continued her Medium Degree studies at Katarina Gurska Academy in Madrid with Nino Kereselidze, graduating in 2008.
She has actively participated in piano and chamber music masterclasses with Eldar Nebolsin, Alexander Kandelaki, Miriam Gómez-Morán, Patrín García-Barredo, Ramón Coll, Josep Colom, Blanca Uribe, Miguel Ángel Ortega Chavaldas, Tibor Szász, Ronald Brautigam, András Kemenes, Quiroga Quartet, Prazak Quartet, Talich Quartet, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Jura Margulis, Erich Höbarth, Boris Berman, Imre Rohmann, András Kemenes, Rita Wagner and Ferenc Rados, among others.
She has given solo and chamber music recitals all over Spain and abroad, having recently played at Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid, Auditorio Conde Duque (Madrid), Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna, Sala de la Fuente Dorada in Valladolid, Schloss Reichenau, Tagliavini Collection in Bologna, Fondation Royaumont, Museum für Musik Basel…
From 2009 to 2012 she did BMus piano studies at the ‘Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón’ (CSMA) in Zaragoza with professors Claudio Martínez Mehner in piano and Kennedy Moretti in chamber music. She continued her studies at Centro Superior Katarina Gurska (Madrid) with Claudio Martínez Mehner, Mariana Gurkova (Piano), Aldo Mata and Graham Jackson (Chamber music). She also received viola lessons from Ewelina Bielarczyk.
Very interested in Historical intepretation, she studied cembalo at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León (COSCYL) in Salamanca with the professors Pilar Montoya and Jorge García Martín. She has participated in cembalo and fortepiano masterclasses with Bruno Forst, Jacques Ogg, Maggie Cole, Robert Levin, Malcolm Bilson, Jos van Immerseel, Wolfgang Brunner, Christine Schornsheim, Aline Zylberajch, Pierre Hantaï and Kristian Bezuidenhout.
Currently, she studies Master in Fortepiano with Prof. Edoardo Torbianelli at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where she also receives lessons from Andrea Marcon (Cembalo), Anton Kernjak, Jesper Christensen and Rainer Schmidt (Chamber music) and from Ulrich Messthaler (Lied).
She plays regularly with the violinsts Daphné Schneider (Ferdinand David Duo) and Ajay Ranganathan. Together with Ajay Ranganathan, she is one of the first “lauréats” of the Fondation Royaumont, receiving the opportunity of making a recording for France Musique in October 2015. She has been selected together along with Ajay to perform a ‘Fabulous Fringe Concert’ in the Festival Oude Muziek 2016 (Utrecht).