OSCAR CARAVACA
PERFORMER  - PEDAGOGUE - CURATOR

Oscar

World-wide reputation as a concert soloist and chamber musician.

International experience as a teacher and lecturer at the Higher Conservatory of Music Balearic Islands, the Royal Academy of Music London-King’s College London, the NUAA - Nanjing (China) and guest professor at the Middle School of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

A vast  academic experience over 4 countries: Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom and Holland.

B. Mus - Higher Conservatory of Music, Balearic Islands
B. Mus - Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
M. Mus - Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
M.Phil - Royal Academy of Music London
PG - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
PG - Balearic Islands University, Spain
A.Dip - Royal Academy of Music London
-Studies of Piano Pedagogy at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, Spain

Nowadays doctoral researcher at the Royal Academy of Music London specialising as a performer-transcriber.

10 years as a Curator/Program Director. Founder of the European Music Foundation with over 6 active international music festivals and competitions.

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Spanish-born concert pianist Oscar Caravaca (1985) is a performer, curator and educator based in China. The Royal Academy of Music London awarded him with a full scholarship for his Advance Diploma in piano performance under the tutelage of Professor Joanna MacGregor. Before moving to London, he received a M.Mus and a Bachelor degree in piano performance at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, where he worked with the Professor David Kuyken. He has performed worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician in leading halls as Royal Albert Hall (London), Colston Hall (Bristol), Fundacion Botin Santander (Santander), Fundación March (Madrid), La Pedrera Gaudí Building (Barcelona), Chopin’s Cell in Valldemossa (Majorca), Auditorio Jorge Tadeo Lozano (Bogotá), Anton Philipszaal (The Hague), St Martin-in-the-Fields (London), among others. After his debut with the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra, the critic hailed his performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto as  “… he left the stage with elegance and tranquility, with an ephemeral melancholy as the performance he just made was incomparable…” (M. V. Sander).

Oscar is a curious researcher and collaborative musician working for a doctoral project at the Royal Academy of Music London. His is specialising as a performer-transcriber with the transcription of Schubert’s Piano Sonatas into chamber music pieces and piano concert forms. He has presented the work in progress to the Borodin Quartet who encourage him to make a premier internationally shortly. As an active chamber musician with an extensive experience, Oscar has touring and received awards from Jeunesses Musicales of Spain and the Josep Mirabent i Malgrans Chamber Music Competition. Recently he took part at the Shanghai International Music Festival as a lecturer, jury and chamber music coach. 

Since 2010, his entrepreneurial minded moved him as the Co-Founder and Director of the European Music Foundation, a project based on multiple music festivals bridging a walkway across Europe for young Asian musicians. This platform allowed him to collaborate with the world’s most remarkable figures in classical music industry as Alfred Brendel, Arcadi Volodos, Nelson Goerner, Grigory Sokolov, Borodin Quartet or Boris Kuschnir. Besides, he is the President of the Chopin International Piano Competition - Valldemossa, the only piano competition in tribute to the stay of the Polish composer in Mallorca.

As an educator, Oscar holds international experience teaching at Bachelor and Master level. The Music Middle School Affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music often invited him for masterclasses and recitals. He has been a Professor for 3 years at the Higher Conservatory of Music, Balearic Islands, and for several years, he has been working for the Royal Academy of Music London as a piano teacher at the Kings College London. Nowadays, he has appointed as a Lecturer-Professor at the NUAA in Nanjing (China). At present, Oscar is preparing his students for the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in September 2020.

Oscar is infinitely thankful to Dr. Albert Diaz, his first piano teacher and the person who developed his passion and discipline for learning music.

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