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Mario Mora (Spain, 1989) is a concert pianist based in London, graduated with DipRAM (Honours) in a Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music in London, achieving also the Examination Prize for the best overall final recital. He is currently an international performer and prizewinner of many competitions.
He has got many prizes, as the Making Music's Awards for Young Concert Artists 2013, First Prize in the Permanent Competition of Juventudes Musicales of Spain, Gerona (2012), First Prize in the International Piano Competition of Lagny, France (2011), First Prize in the Infanta Cristina Piano Competition, Spain (2010). Before these, he also won many other first prizes in national and international competitions.
Mario has given concerts and recitals in Austria, China, France, England, Italy, and Spain, taking part in festivals like “Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza de Granada” or “Fundacion Botin de Santander”, playing in prestigious halls like the Hongtai Hall in China (Xiamen), Wigmore Hall, St.-Martin-in-the-Fields, the Steinway Hall in London, Palau de la Música in Valencia, Auditorium of Zaragoza, Teatros del Canal in Spain, and participating in tours with AIE and “Juventudes Musicales” among others. When only 15 years old, he made his debut as soloist with the Cuenca Youth Orchestra; afterwards he has played with the Harmony Sinfonia Orchestra, the Kingston Philharmonia, the Madrid Youth Orchestra and the Málaga Youth Orchestra. He has also been a frequent guest of the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE).
He has participated in the recording of CDs. Some of his performances have been recorded by Classic Radio of RNE, Spanish Public Radio Station that dedicated various programmes to his performances and his career. He also collaborates with the music producer Eurodelta Music, making recordings for TV.
Mario completed his studies in the Conservatory of Music in Cuenca with Prof. José M. Martínez Toledo achieving, with the highest qualifications, the Extraordinary Piano Prize. He then completed with Honours the undergraduate degree in Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the RCSMM (Royal Conservatoire of Music of Madrid) with Dr. Elena Orobio. He also achieved the Extraordinary Prize End of Course with his research: “Johannes Brahms. His musical style. Contradiction in the theories about his musical conservatism”.
After that, he successfully completed a Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Pascal Nemirovski and supported by “Santander Universities UK”.