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Andrea Benabent

BIO:

Andrea Benabent (1993) was born in Callosa de Segura (Alicante-Spain). She started playing piano at the age of 4 years studying in the Conservatorio Pedro Terol in Orihuela, Spain. At the age of 16, she moved to Madrid and she did her studies in the Centro Integrado de Música ‘Padre Antonio Soler’ de San Lorenzo de El Escorial with the professor D. Javier G. Dólera. She did her undergraduate in the Royal High Conservatory of Music de Madrid with the professor Dr. Elena Orobio, rewarded with the Final Studies Honor’s Prize. She was admitted in the Royal Academy of Music in London where she studied for one year with the professor D. pascal Nemirovski.

After this, she moved to Houston to do the Masters in Piano Performance in the Sam Houston State university, Texas, with the professors Dr. Josu de Solaun and Dr. Anna Petrova. She is now pursuing her DMA in Piano Performance with full scholarship and teaching assistantship in the studio of Dr. Tali Morgulis in the Moores School of Music at University of Houston.

She did her debut as a soloist in the National Auditorium of Madrid in 2016, performing the Rhapsody in Blue by G. Gershwin, with the Symphonic Band of the Royal Conservatoire of Music of Madrid, under the direction of Miguel Ángel Serrano.

At the same time she improves her skills in piano flamenco, studying with Pablo Rubén Maldonado. In 2014 she was awarded with the Prize Maria Toledo, having the opportunity to perform with the flamenco singer, Maria Toledo. She is also studying with flamenco masters such as David Peña “Dorantes”, Jorge Pardo and Lola Fernández.