B i o g r a p h y
Born in Madrid, Mireia Frutos is currently studying a Doctorate in Collaborative Piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. She studied a Master of Music at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary, and a Bachelors Degree at the Superior Conservatory of Aragón, Spain.
As an artist, she has performed in Australia, Malaysia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Hungary, Israel, and the USA, both as a solo pianist, as a collaborator with a wide variety of ensembles, and as a soloist with orchestra. Dedicated to contemporary music, she has worked with composers and premiered works both for piano solo and ensemble, like "Three movements for piano" by Paul Elwood, “Dejà vu” by Javier Romero, “Keverék” by Ismael Palacio, “Our princess is in another castle” by Óscar Piniella, “Toccata” by David Pellejer or “Pyramus and Thysbe” by Philippe Lamouris.
Mireia Frutos has been awarded First Prize in several competitions, like the Musical Youth of Spain Competition, the “Marisa Montiel” piano competition, the “Hazen” Competition, or the “Acordes Caja Madrid” Competition for orchestra, as soloist with the Mendelssohn's.second piano concerto. This last one was recorded and broadcasted for the Spanish Television.
"Mireia Frutos gave a remarkable performance... the delicacy and passion of Frutos' interpretations were greatly applauded... calling upon her for an encoure"—Arcada Gomila, Menorca.info (2011)
She was granted the "Artistic Excellence Award" from Jacobs School of Music in 2019 and 2020. She has also been awarded with the “Mutua Madrileña Foundation” scholarship in 2013, the “Musical Youth of Madrid” scholarship in 2012 and 2013, and the “Rotary Club” grant in 2013, for the continuation of her studies.
Mireia is currently an Associate Instructor in the Collaborative Piano department at Jacobs School of Music. She has also worked for years as a freelance pianist and piano teacher in Madrid, Zaragoza and Kuala Lumpur, working with students from many different ages and backgrounds. Since 2014 she works as chamber music teacher for the summer course “Musique et Montagne” in France with her cellist partner Morgane de Lafforest.