Neus Estarellas Calderón, Piano

Neus Estarellas is interested not just in classical repertoire but also contemporary music and avant-garde events, she can be seen and heard on the stage both as a traditional soloist and as a participant in avant-garde performances. Whether performing on the piano, with light, the iPhone or with plastic cups, she demonstrates the versatility of the contemporary concert and of its advocates.
Neus Estarellas' varied concert engagements include frequent appearances at important concert halls and festivals, including the Ludwigsburg Festival, Palau de la Música (Barcelona), Guggenheim Museum (Berlin), Auditorio Reina Sofia (Madrid), Resonant Bodies Festival (New York), Achtbrücken Festival (Cologne), Cicle Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona), Auditori de Palma (Mallorca) and Mixtur Festival (Barcelona). Her interest in new music has led her to work regularly with renowned contemporary composers (including Bernhard Lang, Philip Blume, Wolfgang Mitterer, Mathias Spahlinger, Caspar Johannes Walter, Michael Maierhof and Hans Thomalla). She is a member of the New Music enemble Suono Mobile Globa and has performed as a guest with numerous other ensembles. She has recorded for Southwest German Radio 2, Deutschland Radio, Catalunya Radio, and Hessian Radio.
At the age of 11, Neus Estarellas won the 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.
After obtaining her bachelor's degree at the Superior Conservatory of the Balearic Islands she furthered her studies at the Stuttgart State University of Music and the Performing Arts, where she completed master’s degrees in piano (Kirill Gerstein) and New Music/Piano, and another degree with Nicolas Hodges. In 2015 she received the DAAD’s award for extraordinary achievement.
She has also attended the International Summer Course in Darmstadt, Impuls Festival in Graz, and the Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Academy. In addition, Neus Estarellas has worked with numerous renowned pianists, including Dmitri Bashkirov, Galina Egyazarova, Jean-Pierre Collot, Ian Pace and A. Jasinsky. She is also a scholarship recipient from the Rotary Club, Caja Madrid Foundation, Alfred Toepfer Foundation, Association of Artists and Performers, and the Society of Friends of the Stuttgart Music Conservatory.

Updated: 2015-10-19