Noelia Navas Padilla is a pianist born in Madrid in 2003. She began her musical studies at the CPM “Isaac Albéniz”. In 2020, she has finished her piano studies at the CPM “Manuel Rodríguez Sales” (Madrid), obtaining the highest marks and the End of Degree Award in the instrumental piano specialty, under the tutelage of José Francisco Martínez and under the direction of professors Leo de María and Leonel Morales Alonso. Besides, she has been awarded with the Extraordinary Prize of Music in the Community of Madrid. In 2021, she will continue her musical studies under the direction of Maestro Leonel Morales Alonso at the prestigious High Performance Musical Center “Musical Arts” in Madrid.
She has performed with the Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y León (OSCyL) at the Miguel Delibes Auditorium of Valladolid, and with the Leganés Symphony
Orchestra in Madrid. She has participated in numerous recitals and concerts in prestigious national venues, such as the Ateneo Theater (Madrid), the Palacio de Cibeles (Madrid) or the Reales Alcázares Auditorium (Sevilla). She has given concerts abroad in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York in the USA, Solitär Hall in Salzburg (Austria), Theater und Mediem (Hochschule für Musik Hannover), Kleines Studio at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Elfer`s Hall in the Easter Music Center (Hotchkiss School) in Connecticut in the USA or the Cultuurraad Kraainem in Brussels among others.
Among her more than 35 prizes and awards, the most remarkable ones are “María Herrero” International Piano Competition, “Santa Cecilia” International Piano Competition, “Julio García Casas” International Piano Competition, “Ricard Viñes” International Piano Competition, Windsor International Piano Competition, “Cesar Franck” International Piano Competition in Belgium, “Villahermosa” International Piano Competition in México, Neapolitan Masters Competition in Italy… She was also finalist in the prestigious The 63rd International Grotrian Piano Competition in Hannover (Germany), representing Spain.
She has received numerous masterclasses with pianists such as Pavel Gililov, Yaron Kohlberg, Andrea Bonatta, John Perry, Andreas Frölich, Wu Ying, Fabio and Giselle Witkowski, Yury Bogdanov, Frank Fernández, Vincenzo Balzani among other outstanding pianists.