ACCOMPANYING PIANIST2019-02-10T23:59:15+00:00

Eva Fontalba

She began her musical studies at the age of nine and soon after entered the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, his hometown. He made the professional piano career in the chair of D. Fernando Puchol and the higher career at the Pablo Sarasate Superior Conservatory in Pamplona. Concludes her studies of harmony and melody accompanied by composers Gabriel Fernández Alvez and José María Benavente; of counterpoint and flight with D. Daniel Vega and also obtains the superior titles of chamber music and accompaniment. She studied oboe from the age of twelve until he finished his higher studies with Professor Juan Carlos Báguena in Madrid. She has completed studies of both instruments with soloists such as Brenno Ambrosini, Leon Fleisher, John de Lancie, Emanuel Abbül and Ricardo Requejo. Throughout his career he has numerous enrollments and awards of honor in piano, solfege, harmony, chamber music, musical forms, counterpoint and fugue.

As an oboist, she has been a member of the trio Aulos, the Camerata de Segovia, the Orquesta de Alcalá de Henares, the San Jerónimo el Real Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, the Orquesta “Milenium” and the Orquesta de Pamplona, ​​and has collaborated with the Symphony of the Community of Madrid.

As a pianist, she has been a finalist in the Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona in 1989 and has interpreted recitals by various Spanish audiences. She is a member of the Thomas Indermühle Trio, a group with which he played in Madrid and Auditorio de Cuenca (2002), together with the prestigious oboist Thomas Indermühle. In trio formation she has also performed with the Spanish violinist Joaquín Palomares and the cellist Herwig Coryn (who occupied the position of first cello of the Navarre Symphony Orchestra for 13 years), performing music by Joaquín Turina. In formation of wind quintet with piano she has participated in several concerts for the Rioja community. She has premiered compositions by Spanish and Riojan masters, in collaboration with the Association of Women Composers of Madrid. With a long career as a member of chamber ensembles, she has played in cycles of concerts dedicated to Mozart, Bridge and Britten at the City Hall of Logroño, and on musical Tuesdays in Vitoria.

Eva participated in an international project in 2006 and gave recitals of chamber music with professors of conservatories of Austria and Finland; she gave a lecture on the piano work “Fantasía Bética” by Manuel de Falla in Lahti (Finland).

She also was a pianist accompanying the International Woodwind Course in Xávia (Alicante), at the rope school of the García Fajer Foundation and assiduously collaborates with Chamber Opera of Navarra in his productions in Pamplona and Bilbao.

In 2018 she made her debut in Belgium performing the piano concerto of Grieg.

Since 1997 she is a pianist and accompanist at the Conservatory of Music of La Rioja.