Women at the Piano 1848–1970
Antonio Oyarzabal is a concert pianist living in London. He obtained his Masters and Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School, studying with Caroline Palmer. He has made his debut in LSO St Luke’s and in Barbican Hall with different chamber groups. He has also performed with Andrew Marriner, Matthew Jones, Caroline Palmer and alongside the Allegri Quartet and Southbank Sinfonia; also as a soloist with YMSO orchestra. He recently made his debut with Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and conductor Juanjo Mena.
Antonio received the Audience Special Prize and Finalist Prize in Campillos International Competition 2015, and the 2nd prize at the “Concours International d’Ile de France” in Paris, 2008.
Antonio performs actively around the UK and abroad. He presented his CD The Inner Child in Spain, debuting in Fundación March (Madrid), and around the UK. This album was recorded with Orpheus Classical record label and was awarded with Golden Melomano prize in Melomano magazine. In 2019 he recorded another CD with the works by Basque composer Martínez Villar, with Arsis label, which has also received the Golden Melomano award. Recently, Antonio recorded his third CD with IBS Classical record label; La Muse Oubliée, a collection of piano works by women composers. This album has been awarded with a Golden Melomano, rated 5 star from BBC Music Magazine, appeared in The Observer, and received glowing reviews from many European magazines. It has been selected as 1 of the 5 best piano albums of 2021 by Fanfare Magazine (US).
Because of Antonio’s work in the field of women composers, he has been named Ambassador for Donne, one of the most important institutions for women in music.