Christian Torres

Versatile musician, specializing in violin, as a soloist and within the orchestra, but with emphasis in chamber music. He studied the higher grade of music in the ESMUC and then a master’s degree in the Hochschule für musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin; he completed his training with Trio Pedrell at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

Qualifications

Higher degree of Music specializing in violin interpretation at the ESMUC with professors Agustín León Ara and Yuri Volguin (Barcelona 2005-2009)
Master’s degree in violin interpretation at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler with Professor Feng Ning (Berlin, 2010-2013)
Master’s degree specializing in chamber music with the Trio Pedrell at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover with prof. Markus Becker (Hannover, 2013-2016)

Orchestral Experience

Member of the orchestra Camera Musicae (since 2015)
Member of Giorquestra (since 2010)
Member of Camerata 432 (since 2009)
Member of the SHMFO (2009-2010)
Tour through the US and Canada with the SHMFO together with famous pianist Lang-Lang and under the direction of master Christopher Eschenbach in cities such as New York (Carnegie Hall), Washington, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Toronto and San Francisco (2010)
Guest at the OBC (Barcelona, ​​2008 to 2010)
Member of the JONDE (2008-2010)
Member of orchestra Athenea (2003-2006)
Member of the JONC (2003-2006)
Member of the IRO (2005)

As a Soloist

Has been Concermaster at the Orchestra Camera Musicae (2015 and 2016)
Concertino at the Catmerata (2010-2015)
Estaciones Porteñas by A. Piazzolla with the Orquestra de Solistes de l’Empordà (2013)
Concertino of the JONC (2005)
Sinfonia Concertante by J. Haydn with the Symphonic Orchestra of the ESMUC conducted by Patrick Cohën-Akenine at the Auditori de Barcelona (Barcelona 2010)
Concertino at the Symphonic Orchestra of the ESMUC (2008 and 2009)

Influences

Musical

Cristopher Eschenbach, conductor
Muriel Cantoreggi, international violinist
Gordan Nikolic, international violinist

Violinists

Agustín León Ara, violin teacher at the ESMUC
Yuri Volguin, violin teacher at the ESMUC and the ESMRS
Feng Ning, violin teacher at the Hochschschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin

Chamber Music

Quartet Casals, international quartet
Kennedy Moretti, professor of chamber music at ESMUC and ESMRS
Markus Becker, professor of piano and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover

Prizes and Competitions

Winners: Contest “Mi primer auditorio” at the Foundation Piu Mosso with Trio Pedrell (Madrid 2015)
First prize: IV International Music Competition Anton Garcia Abril with Trio Pedrell in Baza (Granada 2015)
First prize: unanimously at the Les Corts’ 9th International Competition with Trio Pedrell (Barcelona 2013)
Audience Award: Les Corts’ 9th International Competition with Trio Pedrell (Barcelona 2013)
First prize: Capellades’ 24th Music Competition with Trio Pedrell (Capellades 2013)
Special Prize of Musical Youths: 20th International Competition of Chamber Music Mirabent i Magrans with Trio Pedrell (Sitges 2013)
Second prize: 11th International Competition of Chamber Music Montserrat Alavedra with Trio Pedrell (Terrassa 2012)
Honorable Mention for the best performance of the competition: 11th International Competition of Chamber Music Montserrat Alavedra with Trio Pedrell (Terrassa 2012)
First prize: Competition Arjau in Barcelona, category of Catalan Music (Barcelona 2009)
First prize: 11th National Contest Ciutat de Xàtiva, category B (Xàtiva 2007)
First prize: 12th Chamber Music Competition Castellterçol with Quartet Discorda (Castellterçol 2005)
First prize: 2nd Competition Vila de Ponts with Quartet Discorda (Lleida 2004)
Second prize: Chamber Music Competition at the Escola de Música de Barcelona (Barcelona 1998)