Martínez-Escalera Duo, Spain, 2019

Tour Dates: 13th November - 25th November, 2019

Macarena Martínez and Juan Escalera, both music professor and, separately, with an outstanding career, decide to join up their way in 2014, driven by their interest on the chamber repertoire for violin and piano.

Tour Dates
  • 13th November - 25th November, 2019

 

Macarena Martínez, Violin
Juan Escalera, Piano

Macarena Martínez and Juan Escalera, both music professor and, separately, with an outstanding career, decide to join up their way in 2014, driven by their interest on the chamber repertoire for violin and piano. Martínez-Escalera Duo is committed especially to the spreading of the Spanish music where they express themselves with great fluency and personality.

Their well doing, their seriousness in work, the precision they tackle with the scores, and the successful results of their concerts, favour that in this short time they have already been invited to play in famous auditoriums through countries like Spain, England, Italy and Czechoslovakian Republic.

This year they have released a double CD with Joaquín Turina's complete work for violin and piano, under Brilliant Classics label and the patronage of the Entity UNICAJA, played with a violin by Antonio Stradivairus, Courtesy of the Maison Vatelot-Rampal of Paris.

Macarena Martínez, Violin

She carries out her music studies at the Higher Music Conservatory 'Manuel Castillo' in Sevilla, getting the degree of teacher violin, and later in Rotterdam Conservatorium, where she studies violin with Benzon Shamir, and chamber music with Daniels Quartet. She takes further training from Serguei Fatkouline, Jorg Hoffman (Freiburg Hochschule Musik. Also in Germany), Rainer Honeck (Concertino from Wien Philarmoniker) and Bretislav Novotny (First violin in Praha Quartet)

he has played in important European concert halls with JONDE (Young National Orchestra of Spain), the Young Orchestra of Rotterdam and the Young Orchestra of France under the baton of conductors like Lutz Köhler, Antoni Ros-Marbá, Christopher Hogwood, Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, Josep Vicent, Fabio Biondi, Jacob Kreizberg, Christoph Penderecky, López Cobos y Valeri Gergiev.

She is violin professor, and for 3 years ago she combines her violin teaching with an intense music activity as recital violin performer and violin soloist in Spain and abroad, playing in important concerts halls in Spain, like the 'Palau de Valencia' and the Theatre 'La Maestranza' in Sevilla, and in other European countries like Italy, Czech Republic or England.

Macarena has recorded a CD solo violin works by Bach, Paganini, Ysaye and Prokofiev, getting critical acclaim. 'The technical resources of this Sevillian violinist shine to give a more musical version than those usually found, looking for nooks in the score to show through them 'new things' (Caprice 24)'

Macarena is an artist sponsored by Unicaja during the 2017-18 season. Because of this collaboration, she has recorded a double CD with the complete music for violin and piano by Joaquín Turina under Brilliant Classics label, played with a violin by Antonio Stradivairus, Courtesy of the Maison Vatelot-Rampal of Paris.

Macarena plays with an Italian violin by Vincenzo Panormo from the end of the XVIIIth century and with a F. Lupot II bow from around 1820.

Juan Escalera, Piano

Juan Escalera is a well-known accompanist pianist in Andalucía, 'with huge possibilities, with a great technical command, own style and strong personality, besides a great versatility and pliability what bring him to tackle the most different programs and wide repertoire. All this has allowed him to play with great musicians like Miguel Romero, Hyab Pedo Luna, Claude Delangue, Vincent David and Arnold Bornkam, the flautist Alfonso Rubi, the clarinetist Pablo Barragan and Wolfgang Runtas, the Pianist Arnold W. Collado, the violinist Lourdes Galache and Macarena Martínez or the Violoncellist Israel F. Martínez, among others.

Born in Sevilla, he carries out his music studies in the Higher Music Conservatory under the direction of Adela Barranco, Pilar Bilbao and José Manuel de Diego, getting the degree of Piano Teacher with the maximum marks. He takes further training in countries like Netherland, France, Switzerland or Russia, finishing these studies with Joseph Colom at Alcalá de Henares University (Madrid).

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