“I have had few students like Marta Espinós. Her Goldberg Variations by Bach leave a unique imprint, as a model of knowledge and love for a score. Marta is very much a creature of the stage.”
“To me, Marta Espinós represents that new generation of musicians who do not limit their efforts to admirably master their instrument -and of course she is a first-rate pianist-, but also aim to put their wisdom to the service of music as culture. These are the true soloists needed by our cultural life.”
José Luis Temes
After receiving her Artist Certificate and Masters program with Joaquín Achúcarro at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, USA), Marta Espinós stands out as one of the most unconventional figures of the Spanish musical scene.
Although her repertoire spans from 17th century to contemporary music, Marta is a lover of the period least explored on the modern piano: the Baroque. An impassioned performer of Bach, Marta is known for her insightful interpretation of the Goldberg Variations. This monumental work became Espinós’ keystone piece in 2005, when she offered a cycle of weekly performances at “Barroc Space-Dalmases Palace” in Barcelona, which received praise from the critics. She performed the Variations in the 2011-2012 season of the Palau de la Música (Valencia, Spain), being the first pianist to perform this Baroque masterpiece in more than twenty years, since Daniel Barenboim performed them in 1989.
Marta is an active searcher of new formulas allowing a more fluid communication with her public, in order to make classical and contemporary music more approachable and enjoyable to all audiences. She explores the repertoire from a cross-disciplinary perspective, aiming at revealing unconventional aspects of music through lecture concerts, workshops for non-musicians, audiovisual & multimedia shows, thematic recitals and other stage recipes combining the arts.
Marta Espinós is one of the legacy pianists of the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to showcase, educate and benefit the careers of pianists, while developing and maintaining the legacy of pianist Joaquín Achúcarro. Thanks to the JAF and the Embassy of Spain in Washington, Marta regularly performs as a soloist and gives master classes in the US.
A native of Xàbia (Alicante, Spain), Marta graduated in 2000 with honors from the Oscar Esplà Superior Conservatory of Music in Alicante, where she received the Chamber Music Degree Special Award. From 2000 to 2004 she was a scholarship holder at the Valencia Music Institute for postgraduate studies in Piano and Chamber Music in “L’Escola de Música de Barcelona”, under the direction of Albert Attenelle and Jordi Mora. Furthermore, she has attended piano masterclasses and performance courses with Alessio Bax, Solomon Mikowsky, Jerome Rose, Alfred Mouledous, Eulàlia Solé and Maria Tipo.
As a soloist, Marta has performed in halls such as UTSA Recital Hall, Instituto Cultural de México (San Antonio, USA); Caruth Auditorium, Latino Cultural Center, Meadows Museum (Dallas, USA); New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, USA); The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, USA); Instituto Cervantes (Chicago, USA); Palau de la Música de València, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, “L’Hemisfèric”, Museo Nacional de Cerámica “González Martí”, Club Diario Levante, (Valencia, Spain); Museo Nacional del Prado, CentroCentro (Cibeles Palace), Fundación BBVA, Auditorio del Conde Duque, Teatros del Canal (Madrid, Spain); Fundación BBVA (Bilbao, Spain); Museo Nacional de Escultura (Valladolid, Spain); Auditorio Ciudad de León (León, Spain); Ateneu Barcelonès, Galería Maeght, Sala Parès, Auditorio Caja Madrid (Barcelona, Spain); Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina MUBAG (Alicante, Spain), and others.
Marta is Artistic Co-director of LO OTRO, a company that provides artistic direction and management of unique musical projects focusing on the piano as instrumental axis. LO OTRO specializes in musical curatorship for public and private cultural institutions, design of customized programs, and production of first-rate musical activities related to cultural events, from a cross-disciplinary philosophy of interconnection between arts.