Raúl Canosa, “is virtuoso pianist of daring personality” (Justo Romero, Scherzo) with “indisputable musical criteria” (Rafael Ortega, Scherzo) and possessor of “overwhelming pianism, of great sound quality and expressive delicacy” (Andrés Ruiz Tarazona) debuted at the age of fifteen, performing Beethoven's Concerto No. 1 Op. 15 with orchestra for which he wrote the Cadenza of the first movement.
Canosa has been awarded prizes at more than twelve national and international competitions and has been invited on more than fifteen occasions as a soloist with orchestras in Spain, the United States and Argentina. He has given recitals in Austria, Germany, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Uruguay, Argentina, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Spain and has performed in venues such as the Musikverein of Vienna, Der Zentrum of Bayreuth at the Wagnerian Festival, Zipper Hall and Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York, Chicago North Shore Festival, the Juan March Foundation and the National Auditorium in Madrid in the A+Música and Fundación Scherzo concert series.
His CD “Serenatas y Danzas Españolas” in which he performs works by fourteen Spanish authors such as Albéniz, Granados, Rodrigo, Turina or Mompou, and includes two premieres by contemporary composers and one of his own works, Jota Robada, has been described by the critics as “Album loaded with delights, beauties, intelligences and surprises. It will leave no one indifferent.” (Justo Romero, Scherzo) “Unquestionable pianistic talent, he combines divulgation, joy and sensuality in the choice of the program” (Antonio Soria, Melómano) “Wisdom despite his youth, Canosa captures the original spirit of the dances full of fire and Spanish spice” (Luis Suárez, Ritmo) “a display of virtuosity, with Spanish tradition in the background, like a mirroring river” (from Prada, ABC).
His creative vein has led him to study clarinet, harpsichord, basso continuo, and to compose cadenzas and improvise ornaments for the concertos of Bach, Haydn and Mozart. Furthermore, Raúl presents his recitals with thematic cohesion, often programmatic, feeling a predilection for works inspired by literature or poetry by great authors (Gaspard de la nuit, Après une lecture du Dante, La Vega de Albéniz, Liszt Sonata).
Raúl obtained a Bachelor of Music in three years at CSKG, was admitted at the age of twenty to the Master Degree at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, continued his studies in Argentina and at the Lieven Piano School in Vienna, and obtained the Performance Diploma at SMU Dallas. His main teachers have been Joaquín Achúcarro, Bruno Gelber, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Fabio Bidini, Jura Margulis, Tamàs Ungàr, Nino Kerselidze and Gerardo López Laguna.