Rosa Torres-Pardo is one of the most renowned Spanish pianists. She won the Extraordinary Prize of Degree at the “Real Conservatorio Superior de Música” in Madrid. After studying in Spain with Joaquín Soriano and Gloria Olaya, she expanded her knowledge with MaríaCurcio in London, Adele Marcus at the New York’s The Juilliard School and Hans Graff in Viena.
Among other prizes and recognitions, she has won the Masterplayers International Piano Competition in Lugano (Switzerland) and the Isaac Albéniz Medal, together with Alicia de Larrocha, thanks to their performance and diffusion of the Albéniz’s masterpiece Iberia. She made her debut in 1987 with the German orchestra Philharmonia Hungarica under the baton of Jean-Bernard Pommier, playing the Prokofiev’s Third concert.
Since then, Rosa Torres-Pardo has played with some of the most prestigious orchestras, such as Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, London Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Rundfunk-Sinfonie orchester Berlin or Moscow Virtuosi, among many others. She has worked with conductors as Charles Dutoit,Vladimir Spivakov, Tamás Vásáry, José Serebrier, Jesús López Cobos, Josep Pons, Antoni Ros Marbà, Plácido Domingo, Yuri Temirkanov or Jean Fournet. She has appeared in the most important theaters and concert halls, such as Teatro Real and AuditorioNacional in Madrid, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall inNew York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthausin Berlin, Musikhallein Hamburg, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong City Hall, Columns Hall in Moscow, etc. She also has worked with chamber groups such as Melos, Assai and Janáček quartets, and with singers like MaríaBayo, Marina Pardo and Isabel Rey.
She has recorded for different recordings labels, such as Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Calando, Naxos or Glossa. Among her most notable recordings are Granados’ Goyescas, Russian Ballets (Prokofiev and Stravinsky), Montsalvatge’s Concierto Breve and Albéniz’s Rapsodia with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Nin Culmell’s Concierto with the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla or the Balada’s Concierto 3 with the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona iNacional de Catalunya. Recently she has recorded Tangos, habaneras y otrasmilongas for Deutsche Grammophon, Ricardo Llorca’sLas horas vacías with the New York Opera Society and the Antonio Soler’s Quintetos for Columna Música.
During the last years, she has collaborated in various interdisciplinary projects, such as the documentary film Lorca: Así que pasen 100 años, directed by Javier Rioyo and José Luis López-Linares in 1998; the musical film Iberia, by Carlos Saura, Albéniz, el color de la música by José Luis López-Linares; the Suite Albéniz that Luis García Montero wrote for her and was released with José Luis Gómez at the Teatro Español in 2010 or La vida rima, with the famous Spanish singer Ana Belén. Recently she has released in Japan and Spain a documentary about Antonio Soler titled Una rosa para soler, directed by Arantxa Aguirre.
Since 2011, Rosa Torres-Pardo has been artist-in-residence at The New York Opera Society and member of the Instituto Cervantes patronage.