B i o g r a p h y
Born in Madrid, Mireia Frutos studied a Master of Music at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, with professors Kemenes András and Szokolay Balázs, and professor Csalog Gábor for chamber music, and a Bachelors Degree at the Superior Conservatory of Aragón, with pofessor Miguel Ángel Ortega.
As an artist, she has performed in Autralia, Malaysia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Hungary, Israel, and the USA. She is a very active pianist, and is at the moment involved in several projects both as solo pianist and as collaborative pianist with a wide variety of chamber music alliances, like cello and piano, piano trio, 4 hands piano and ensemble. With orchestra, she has performed the Mendelssohn's second piano concerto, Beethoven's Triple Concerto and Saint-Saens' “The Carnival of the Animals”. She is also very interested in the music of our days, and 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 has also been awarded with the “Mutua Madrileña Foundation” scholarship, the “Musical Youth of Madrid” scholarship and the “Rotary Club” grant for the continuation of her studies after her bachelor degree in Zaragoza (Spain) with professor Miguel Ángel O. Chavaldas.
Besides her academic education, Mireia has attended many courses and master classes, on her will of looking for new points of view and perspectives to undertand music and improve on technique, having the privilege to work with such important professors and artists like Julian Martin, Robert McDonald, Marta Gulyás, Jose Ramón Méndez, Dominique Weber, Imre Rohmann, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Blanca Uribe, Karl-Hermann Mongrovius, Andrew Ball, Kennedy Moretti, Begoña Uriarte, Andras Hamary, Galina Iwanzowa, Josep Colom, Alexander Kandelaki, Claudio Martínez Mehner or Kaya Han among others.
Mireia has worked for years as a freelance 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.