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Neus Estarellas
Calderón

Piano
The mallorcan pianist Neus Estarellas can be seen and heard on stage both as traditional soloist as well as in staged projects of all conceptions like performance art or modern music. Neus' varied concert engagements include frequent appearances in concert halls and festivals, including the Auditorio Reina Sofía in Madrid, Resonant Bodies Festival in New York, Achtbrücken Festival in Cologne, Mixtur Festival in Barcelona, Slowind Festival in Slovenia, Guggenheim Museum Berlin, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele —where she played Erik Satie's notorious Vexations, an event lasting sixteen hours—, Cicle Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona and Klangspuren Schwaz in Austria. Complementary to her performing, she has recorded for Southwest German Radio 2, Deutschland Radio, Austrian Radio 1, Catalunya Radio, and Hessian Radio.
 
She won at the age of eleven her first of more than twenty piano competitions, which include the Competition for Interpretation of Contemporary Music in Karlsruhe, Rotaract Club Piano Competition, International Piano Competition of the City of Capdepera, Jeunesses musicales Menorca, Jeunesses musicales Soller, L’Arjau, Art Jove, and Manresa Music Award. She is also recipient of the best young performing artist's prize at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, DAAD prize for outstanding results , Baden-Württemberg Arts Foundation prize 2016, IEMA scholarship 15/16 and the artist residency in Cité des Arts Paris 2017.

After obtaining her bachelor's degree at the Superior Conservatory of the Balearic Islands with the special award for exceptional performance, Neus moved to Germany to further her studies in Stuttgart and Frankfurt: a master's degree in piano performance, a master's degree and a postgraduate performance diploma in piano contemporary music; and a masters´s degree for contemporary music for ensemble. Principal teachers include Kirill Gerstein, Nicolas Hodges, Galina Eguiazarova Ireneusz Jagla and Ensemble Modern´s pianists Ueli Wiget and Hermann Kretzschmar. She has also attended the International Summer Course in Darmstadt, Impuls Festival in Graz, and the Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Academy. In addition, she has been afforded the opportunity to work with numerous renowned pianists, including Dmitri Bashkirov, Barry Douglas, Andrzej Jasińsky, Noriko Ogawa, Ilan Rogoff, Leonid Sintsev, Ludmil Angelov, and Vladislav Bronevetsky. These opportunities have come in part through scholarships granted through the Centre of Piano Studies in Barcelona. She is also a scholarship recipient from the Caja Madrid Foundation, Alfred Toepfer Foundation, Association of Artists and Performers, Live Music Now, and Society of Friends of the Stuttgart Music Conservatory.