«Yesterday, Raquel del Val
included a premiere and showed
why she is considered one of the best
Spanish soloists of the moment»
 
David Casillas
Diario de Avila

 

Biography


Concert Pianist of international career born in Spain, gaining her Degree of Piano Teacher Mid Grade, at the early age of thirteen, and at fourteen she gained a "Young Piano Master" scholarship for Young Graduates to the Doral Chennigs Music School of New York. She studied Law at University while doing also the Piano Highest Degree, this one directed by Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid’s Professor Guillermo Gonzalez. Having gained the Piano Hihgest Degree, she then completed the Chamber Music Highest Degree at Oviedo’s Conservatorio Superior under the guidance of Wieslaw Rekucki and Tsiala Kvernadze, this one with the highest rating.

She toured France, the United Kingdom and Italy offering piano solos and chamber music concerts with her ensemble "Solistas ORTVE" and performing as soloist with orchestra. Also, she is regulary asked to join as a Judge in international contests for piano, chamber music, musical literature and composition, and she works in different publications with work on piano and present chamber music.

 She has recorded for the company London's St. Giles Foundation and Radio Nacional of Spain, "Classical Radio", where her live interventions, compositions of Spanish unpublised music and contemporary authors are commom. The success of her album "Landscapes of Spain", does not go unnoticed to the American experts being invited to teach a Master Class on Spanish music at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

She combines performing with musicological research, becoming the only pianist who revival and join the premieres works by three generations of an important series of composers: Federico Moreno-Torroba Larregla, his father, Federico Moreno-Torroba Ballesteros and, his grandfather, Joaquin Larregla. She lectures on Piano and Chamber Music at the Conservatorium of Leon and has a Law degree by the University of Leon.


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