Raúl Canosa is a 22-year-old Spanish pianist described by the critics as commanding an “overwhelming pianism, of great sound quality and expressive delicacy” (Andrés Ruiz Tarazona) and that has been awarded first and second prizes in more than a dozen national and international piano competitions. He is “a pianist of great technical ability and, what is less frequent, a compelling musicality” (Codalario) He has performed for Spanish and American TV in the Must Talent Festival and Celebration of Music and has been interviewed in Radio Clásica.
He earned his Master’s Degree in Music at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles aged only 22 and previously finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance with Honors at Centro Superior Katarina Gurska. His studies have been supported by the scholarships of the Foundation Alvargonzález, Juventudes Musicales de Madrid, the full Scholarship of the Colburn Conservatory, the Scholarship of Excellence of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, the Katarina Gurska Foundation, and the Wagner-Stipendienstiftung. Raúl studied also clarinet in Amaniel Conservatory of Madrid.
The teachers that have contributed the most in his development as a musician are Bruno Gelber, Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He currently studies with Jura Margulis in Vienna. He has received advice in masterclasses and seminars from more than thirty renown musicians like Lang Lang, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Claudio Martinez-Menher or Peter Donohoe.
As a soloist he has performed with the Stable Orchestra of Tucumán, Andrés Segovia Orchestra, the Youth Leon Orchestra, the Real Sitio Orchestra, the Ensemble Galilei and the CSKG Chamber Orchestra with conductors Carl Christensen, Borja Quintas, Victor Ambroa, Jorge Yagüe, Deliana Lazarova and Antonio Luis Suárez. Highlights of his appearances as a soloist included a performance of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto nº1 op. 23 in León Auditorium, the concert in the National Auditory of Madrid playing Turina's Rapsodia Sinfónica organized by A+Música and his presentation in Teatro San Martín of Tucumán, Argentina, performing Chopin Concerto nº 1 Op. 11.
Raúl Canosa will be recording a solo CD in the coming year with Drax Studios and sponsored by Shigeru Kawai.