ISABEL FÈLIX

Born in Maó (Menorca, Spain), her performing career develops as a pianist, fortepianist and harpsichordist on projects ranging from early music to contemporary, performing as a soloist and in chamber ensembles like L’OBAC, Gaudí, Artaria, BCN 216, etc. The specialized reviews highlights the great subtlety, sensitivity and communication skills in her performances.

Founding member of the European Fortepiano Association, she is regularly invited to teach courses in piano, fortepiano and chamber music. Since 2006 she is Professor of the Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears (Mallorca, Spain). She also is co-director at Musitekton, in Barcelona.

Her discography includes “A l’ombra del piano” (Columna Música, 2010), interpreting concerts for fortepiano and orchestra by Haydn, Mozart and Schubert with OCIM conducted by Andrew Watkinson; “Los Otros Contemporáneos II” (2012), interpreting songs by Miquel Ortega with baritone Joan Martín-Royo and mezzo-soprano Inés Moraleda; and recently “Barcelona Belle Époque” (Solfa Recordings, 2015), interpreting the complete works for violin and piano by Mompou, Blancafort, Massià and Orfila with violinist Laura Gaya.

Isabel Fèlix graduated in Piano and Chamber Music with honors at the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona -where she studied with Miquel Farré- and Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu de Barcelona. Furthering her specialized training in Piano and Chamber Music, she studied with Ferenc Rados at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and continued her piano studies with John Bingham in London. She later became interested in the interpretation following historical criteria, studied Harpsichord and Fortepiano with Albert Romaní and Neal Peres da Costa. A pronounced influence was that of Paul Badura-Skoda with whom she studied in Paris and Vienna.

She got her Master’s Degree in Musicology and Music Education at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, having conducted a research on the noucentist composer Margarida Orfila. She also graduated in Pharmacy at Universitat de Barcelona.

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LINKS

Musitekton
Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears
European Fortepiano Association

INSTRUMENTS

Piano
Fortepiano
Harpsichord