fter finishing her musical studies in San Sebastian with First Prize in piano, Marta went on to continue her studies at some of the most prestigious European schools; CNSM in Paris with D. Merlet, the Reina Sofía College of Music in Madrid with Bashkirov and the Marshall Academy in Barcelona with Alicia de Larrocha.
Marta received prizes at numerous international piano competitions including Paloma O’shea, Jaén and Pilar Bayona (Zaragoza), and since then has established an active career as a soloist performing with orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, and in prestigious concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall in New York.
Marta has released a number of recordings, which include the works of J. Rodrigo, recorded by EMI; F. Escudero, with the label CLAVES; chamber works with cellist Asier Polo under the label BBK; and M. Pompey’s Concerto for Two Pianos with the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra (RTVE). In 2016 she recorded an album “Pecados de juventud” (“Sins of youth”) with compositions by Alicia de Larrocha, and in 2017 she released two more albums: “Goyescas and El Pelele” by Granados, edited by La má de Guido, and together with Asier Polo, a CD of works by Rachmaninov and Franck for cello and piano with IBS Classical.
Marta is professor of piano at Musikene (the Higher Academy of Music of the Basque Country) and, at the wish of her predecessor Alicia de Larrocha, she is the current director of the Marshall Academy in Barcelona. Marta recently won the Albéniz Medal granted by the Fundación Pública Isaac Albéniz.
Marta Zabaleta’s latest release is her CD: Enrique Granados, Goyescas and El Pelele (2016).
- Label: La má de Guido
- Artist: Marta Zabaleta
In homage to the centenary of the death of the composer, Enrique Granados.