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Biography

MARTIN SODERBERG

Concert Pianist

      

 “A first class performer....a magnificent interpreter....hisChopin is as beautiful as it is authentic” said the Diario ABC of Madrid afterMr. Soderberg’s performance of the complete Chopin Etudes. 


Of Swedish-Spanishdescent, Mr. Soderberg has been performing since he was twelve years old, whenhe made his recital debut in Las Palmas, Spain. After being awarded the FirstPrize in the 1985 “Pilar Bayona” International Piano Competition in Zaragoza,Spain, he has concertized extensively in Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, Germany,England, Central America, The Caribbean, South America , the USA, and China.

 

            MartinSoderberg was a winner at the 1988 Artists International Auditions in New Yorkand was presented in his New York Recital Debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. TheNew York Times described Mr. Soderberg as a “strong technician who seems toenjoy tapping the energy that lies within the music….he made a stylish accountof the Mozart sonata….voicing and textures were attractively transparent and hekept the line moving gracefully….showed considerable skill in bringing theparade of characterizations in Schumann’s Carnaval to life.” In a recentconcert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) the New York Times againdescribed Soderberg’s performance of Spanish Music as “spectacular”, and theVillage Voice hailed: “Extraordinary piano playing.”  In 1998 he was awarded the “Alumni Award” by ArtistsInternational and was invited to perform a recital at Lincoln Center’s AliceTully Hall.

            Mr.Soderberg appears frequently as a guest soloist with orchestras all over theworld. He has performed with conductors such as Zdenek Kosler and OlivierDohnanyi (Slovak Philharmonic), Irwin Hoffmann (Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra),Enrique Ricci (Orchestra of Guanajuato, Mexico), German Caceres (Orchestra ofEl Salvador), Max Bragado, Brian Leeper and Hubert Borgel (Orchestra of GranCanaria, Spain), Juan de Udaeta (Orchestra of Andalucia), Laurine Fox (OrchestraCelebrate in New York), David Gilbert (Manhattan School Philharmonia) ErickFriedmann (FAME Festival Orchestra) and many others.

            MartinSoderberg is a graduate from the Manhattan School of Music, where he received adoctorate degree in 1990. He studied under Professor Ubaldo Diaz Acosta in NewYork City, whom he considers his Master teacher. With him, he learned theprinciples of the “Relaxation Technique”. He also studied with SolomonMikowsky, Teresa Alonso, Tomas Andrade, and Juan Antunez.

            Soderberghas recorded 3 CDs, “Piano Music from Spain”, “Piano Music of Rafael Landestoy”and “The 24 Chopin Etudes” as part of his ongoing recording project “WorldPiano Collection”. 

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