“I follow his fledgling career with great interest. I particularly like his beautiful musical sensibility and expressiveness”.
Antonio Galera has established himself as one of the most promising young performers in Spanish musical life. As a prize-winner of several competitions, including the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Award, his national career has brought him performances in major halls and festivals in Spain receiving outstanding reviews – “extraordinary sensibility”, “infallible technique control”, “very rare musicality”-. Recently Antonio was invited to make his debut recital at the Madrid National Auditorium performing Mozart’s Concerto K467. Strongly devoted to the music of Spanish composers, he received the “Best Spanish Music Performance” Award at the “Iturbi Prize Competition” in Valencia.
Antonio also has a performing career in France, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Lithuania, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Malaysia and Taiwan performing at Salle Cortot (Paris), Zhong Shan Hall (Taipei) or St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London) among others. Since 2019, he has been appointed “Artist-in-Residence” at the Bar Harbor Music Festival, presenting solo, chamber music and orchestra performances in New York City and Mount Desert Island, Maine. His presentation in America with Mozart’s K.595 and Poulenc’s Double Concerto conducted by Philippe Entremont received rave reviews. His first solo CD, “Prelude”, recorded in Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada with the label IBS has been praised by the critics.
“Galera Lopez represents all that we admire in a pianist; warm sound, artistic phrasing, and faultless technique”.
Joseph Youngblood, Palm Beach Daily News
Antonio Galera graduated with honors in piano and flute at the “Joaquin Rodrigo” Conservatory in Valencia. He later received the Diplome de Concertiste at the Ecole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” in Paris with scholarships granted by la Comitée Roussel, Juventudes Musicales de Madrid, award received from Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, as well as a high specialization grant from AIE. He collaborates with the Orquesta de Valencia, with solo appearances performing Ravel Concerto in G and Gershwin Concerto in F. A regular performer in Palau de les Arts educational activities, he teaches at the University of Valencia and is regularly invited as a piano instructor in Europe, America and Asia. Passionate about cultural management and research, he has designed projects such as the Festival dels Horts, of which he is artistic director.