Rosa Torres-Pardo, the recipient of the National Music Prize in 2017, stands as one of Spain’s most renowned pianists. She earned the Extraordinary Graduation Award from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. Her education led her to study with Joaquín Soriano and Gloria Olaya in Spain, followed by further studies with María Curcio in London, Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School of Music in New York, and Hans Graff in Vienna.
Throughout her illustrious career, Rosa has garnered numerous honors and awards. Notably, she won the Masterplayers International Piano Competition in Lugano, Switzerland. Additionally, Rosa received the Isaac Albéniz Medal for performance and dissemination in the Iberian peninsula, sharing the award with Alicia de Larrocha.
Rosa made her debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid in 1987, performing Prokofiev’s Third Concerto with the German orchestra Philharmonia Hungarica under the baton of Jean-Bernard Pommier. Since then, she has graced the most prestigious stages worldwide and collaborated with esteemed orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Hollywood Bowl, Royal Philharmonic in London, Orchestre Symphonique of Montréal, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, and the Moscow Virtuosos, among others. Her performances have been conducted by renowned maestros like Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Spivakov, Tamás Vásáry, José Serebrier, Yuri Temirkanov, and Jean Fournet. Rosa has appeared in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Musikhalle in Hamburg, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong City Hall, Sala de las Columnas in Moscow, and more.
Rosa has also shared the stage with Plácido Domingo in the United States and delivered concerts and recitals in Spain in collaboration with the country’s most prestigious orchestras. She has undertaken concert tours across America, Australia, Asia, and Europe and has collaborated with chamber groups such as the Melos, Assai, and Janáček quartets, as well as with renowned singers like María Bayo, Marina Pardo, and Isabel Rey.
Rosa Torres-Pardo ‘s discography features recordings for esteemed labels like Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Calando, Naxos, and Glossa. Her recorded works include remarkable performances of Granados’ Goyescas, Ballets Russes (Prokofiev and Stravinsky), Montsalvatge’s Concierto Breve, and Albéniz’s Rapsodia, in collaboration with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. She has also recorded Nin Culmell’s Concerto with the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville and Concerto No. 3 by Balada with the Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona and National Orchestra of Catalonia. Recently, she recorded “Tangos, habaneras y otras milongas” for Deutsche Grammophon, “Las Horas Vacías” by Ricardo Llorca with the Manhattan Choral Ensemble, and Antonio Soler’s Quintets for Columna Música with the Breton Quartet. Her latest recording, “Flamencos,” in collaboration with the cantaora (flamenco singer) Rocio Márquez, was released under the March Vivo label.
In recent years, Rosa Torres-Pardo has engaged in various interdisciplinary projects, including the musical film “Iberia” directed by Carlos Saura, “Albéniz, el color de la música” by López-Linares, “La vida rima” alongside singer Ana Belén, and “Así que pasen 100 años” by Javier Rioyo. Additionally, she has produced and starred in documentary films “Una rosa para Soler,” which focuses on the composer Antonio Soler, and “El amor y la muerte,” dedicated to Enrique Granados.
Looking ahead, Rosa Torres-Pardo is set to embark on “The Runaways,” a concert tour taking her to various cities in the United States, including New York, Albuquerque, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Furthermore, she is involved in “Nosotros,” a project alongside the acclaimed actor Mario Gas. With a script by Luis Garcia Montero, “Nosotros” will premiere at the Abadía Theater in Madrid in December 2023.
Rosa Torres-Pardo holds the esteemed position of being an artist-in-residence at The New York Opera Society since 2011.