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Elsa Calderón Pina

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Pianist
London
Spanish Pianist graduated from Guildhall School of Music and drama, performing and working in London. Accompanying/Teaching/Events

Elsa Calderón Pina was born in 1996 in Madrid (Spain). Her parents love for music helped nurtured her hunger for music. She began to play the piano at the age of 6 years in the School of Music Maestro Gombau in Getafe with Eleuterio Domínguez. and a few years after she would start taking regular lessons with Ana Guijarro, Professor at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. At age 8 she made her debut in the International Piano Competition in Sant Andreu de la Barca, Barcelona ( 2004), where she won the first prize, which got her started on a career. This gave her the opportunity to attend other competitions such as the International Piano Competition of Santa Cecilia in Segovia where she got her a special Mention (2004) and first prize (2005). She has won first prices in the Intercentros Competition Madrid in the elemental, and two professional categories (2005,2007,2009); in the Piano Competition of Manresa (2009); in the Piano Competition "Marisa Montiel" in Ciudad de Linares (2009) and at the International Competition Ciudad de Carlet (2010). Moreover she obtained second prizes in the Piano Competition Infanta Cristina twice consecutively ( 2006, 2008 ); in the Piano Competition Veguellina Órbigo , Leon (2010) and in the Youth Piano Competition " Jacinto Guerrero " in Toledo (2011) Besides her passion for solo work she also participated and won the first prize in the Intercentros Competition Madrid in the category of chamber music , string and piano trio ( 2008); and in the Chamber Music Competition of Schools of Music between Ciempozuelos and Getafe , Madrid (2008 ) In June 2007 , she received a grant from the Musical Tertulia " Tomás Marco" Casino de Madrid. In this act , she gave a piano recital with pianist and professor Ana Guijarro. She is a professor who played a crucial part in Elsa's musical development and who mentored her in her first years on adapting to the musical environment. To this date she has performed numerous times in her home town, Madrid, in places such as in: The National Auditorium of Music, The Royal Theatre, The Romantic Museum, The Moncloa's Cultural Centre, at Escuela Superior de Canto, Canals' Theatre, Casino and Parliament, as well as Classical Radio National Radio of Spain. At a national level she has performed at the Carlos III University and the "Federico García Lorca" Getafe, Teatro Kursaal in Manresa (Barcelona), San Sebastian City Hall, Theatre at the XXXI International Music Festival Segovia, in the Carmen Conde Cultural Center Majadahonda and Espriu Casal Barcelona. Internationally speaking, she has given concerts in St. Stephen's Church Hall in St. Albans and the Festival in Pinner Pinner Parish, London. She has also performed at the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall London (Southbank Centre), the Fazioli Hall Sacile, Italy, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow. In 2012 she obtained a scholarship from the Plan of Music and Dance of the British Government to enter The Purcell School, a school for young musicians, where she studied with the Professor Patsy Toh. Later on, she furthered her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she graduated in 2019 with Peter Bithell and Laura Roberts.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Film / TV music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

J.S. Bach:
The Well Tempered Clavier:
Prelude and fugue nº 2 in C m, BWV 847 BK1
Prelude and fugue nº 5 in D M, BWV 850 BK1
Prelude and fugue nº 9 in E M, BWV 854 BK1
Prelude and fugue nº 6 in D m, BWV 875 BK2
Prelude and fugue nº 9 in E M, BWV 878 BK2
Prelude and fugue nº 12 in F m, BWV 881 BK2
Prelude and fugue nº 14 in F# m, BWV 883 BK2
Partite nº 1 in B b M, BWV 825
French Suite nº6 in E M, BWV 817
Concerto for 4 harspichords in A m BWV 28 (Piano 1)
Haydn:
Concerto en C M
Sonata en A b M Hob. XVI:46
Mozart:
12 Variations “Ah vous dirai-je, maman”
Sonate en F M , KV. 333
Sonate en B b M, KV.333
Concerto for three pianos and orchestra nº 7, KV. 242 “Lodron” (Piano 3)
Concerto for piano and orchestra nº 21 en Do M., KV.467
Beethoven:
Sonatine in F M
Alla Ingharese, Quasi un capriccio, op 129
Sonate nº 3 op. 2 in C M
Sonate nº 8 op. 13 in C m
Sonate nº 6 op 10
Sonate nº 17 op. 31
Sonate nº2 ‘’The Storm’’
Trio op.1 nº 1 in E b M
Trio op. 97 ‘’The archiduke’’
Trio op. 11 en B b M
Shubert:
Impromptu D 899, op. 90 nº 2 in E b M
Four hands piano ‘’Fantasia’’ in F m op103, D940
Four hands piano ‘’Lebensstürme’’ characteristic Allegro in A m op144, D147
Schumann:
Papillons op. 2
Album for the young op. 68 nº 1, 2
Kinderszenen op. 15
Piano concerto in A minor op. 54
C. Schumann piano trio in G minor op. 17
Brahms:
Violin sonata in A minor op. 100 nº2
Chopin:
Waltz nº 12 op 70
Waltz op 70 nº 2 in
Nocturno nº 14 op 48
nº 2 in F # m
Nocturno nº 15 op. 55
nº 1 in F m
Scherzo nº1 op.20 in B m
Scherzo nº 2 op 31 in B b m
Scherzo nº 4 op 54 in E M
Etude op. 25 nº 11
Etude op. 25 nº 2
Etude op. 25 n6
Etude op. 25 nº12
Etude op 10 nº 5
Etude op 10 nº 8
Mendelssohn:
Songs without words op67 nº4 ‘’The Spinning Wheel’’
Rondo Capriccioso op.14
Liszt:
Sposalizio (de los “Années de pelerinage”)
Concert etude nº 3 en Re b M. “Un suspiro”
Concert etude nº 2 en Fa m ‘’La leggierezza’’
Scriabin
Prelude op.11 nº14,
Prelude op.11 nº 16
Prelude op.11 nº 22
Rachmaninov
Preludes op.23 nº 4 in D major,
op.32 nº5 in G major
op.32 nº12 in G# minor
J.A. Donostia
Dolor (de los Preludios vascos)
A. García Abril
Tocatina (de los Cuadernos de Adriana) de A. García Abril
Baladilla de la estrella perdida
M. de Falla:
Cuatro piezas españolas:
Cubana
Aragonesa
Montañesa
Andaluza
Fantasía Bética
Debussy:
Preludes La muchacha de los cabellos de lino and Bruyères
Prelude nº8 BK1 ‘’…Ondine’’ de Debussy
Masques
Clair de Lune
Fauré:
Impromptu nº2 en F m-M, op 31
Albéniz:
Suite española:
Granada
Suite Iberia:
El Puerto
Almería
Rondeña
Villa lobos:
Bachianas Brasileiras nº4
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

As long as I am let known with at least a weeks notice I am happy to make it work.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually need 1h prior to the concert to try the piano and acoustic if possible.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Of course, if it is in an appropriate condition and has been prepared for the concert/event.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Feel free to pick, although I would need 2 months notice to prepare properly.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you have any particular songs/pieces you can get in contact with me and we can discuss if this is possible, it is completely fine as long as I have a few months of preparation.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£45
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£600