Trio Vandelvira is consolidating itself as a leading group in today's chamber music scene.
The components of Trio Vandelvira combine preparation, quality, versatility and enthusiasm. Trained in some of the best conservatories in Europe, these musicians have a consolidated career that has led them to perform in some of the most prestigious venues in the world.
JULIO MOGUER (piano)
"Prodigy of expressiveness" (Juan José Roldán-El Correo de Andalucía)
"Superb Julio Moguer all night". "Impeccable technique and enthusiasm" (Pablo J. Vayón-Diario de Sevilla)
"Very clear articulation and good sound, J. Moguer showed security and personality" (Teresa Pueyo-Diario del Alto Aragón)
Julio Moguer is one of the most versatile pianists in today's music scene.
Musician of a solid academic training, he studied at some of the most prestigious European conservatories like Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid (where he was awarded the "Honours Prize"), Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Holland) and Hochschule für Musik Köln (Germany) with professors Javier R. Van-Baumberghen, Anselmo I. de la Campa, Jan Marisse Huizing, Stanley Hoogland (fortepiano) and renowned French pianist Pierre Laurent Aimard. He completed his training with the advice of other prominent personalities such as Philippe Entremont, Claude Helffer, Michele Campanella, Barry Douglas, Håkon Austbø, Pavel Nersessian or Malcolm Bilson.
A prize winner at numerous competitions, Julio Moguer has performed all over Spain, Germany, Austria, Poland, Norway, Holland and Serbia. Noteworthy performances include Beethoven Concerto N. 3 at Auditorio de Zaragoza; Concerto da Camera for solo piano and 18 instruments by Luis de Pablo (chamber version of his Concerto for piano and orchestra N. 1) at Espacio Turina (Seville) with Zahir Ensemble, playing before the composer himself; Kammermusik Nr. 2 for solo piano and 12 instruments by Hindemith with the CSO of Seville conducted by Juan García; or many other performances in such prestigious venues as Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, Salzburg Mozarteum, Koncertowa Hall of F. Chopin University (Warsaw), Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid) or Teatro Central (Seville).
Always interested in different approaches to music, Julio Moguer has worked closely with leading composers such as Reinhard Febel, José María Sánchez Verdú, Luis de Pablo, José Manuel López López, César Camarero, etc. Since 2006 he has collaborated regularly with cutting edge Zahir Ensemble. Moguer also develops an intense career as chamber musician, specially as member of Trio Vandelvira.
Julio Moguer has recorded for Radio Clásica (RNE) and for RTS (official serbian television). He is preparing the release of his latest CD with works for solo piano and ensemble by Luis de Pablo with Zahir Ensemble, under the supervision of the composer himself. His next projects include a recording of "Goyescas" by Enrique Granados.
Julio Moguer is currently teaching at Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel Castillo" de Sevilla.
RAFAEL MUÑOZ-TORRERO (violin)
Born in Seville where he studied violin with Tamara Bektemirova, Jose M. Gª Belmonte and Sergei Teslia, with the latter, a scholarship from the Friends of the ROSS Association. Later he moved to the Conservatorium van Amsterdam to study with Professor Keiko Wataya for four years on a scholarship from JONDE and the Ministry of Culture where he graduated. In 2013 she obtained the title of University Master in interpretation and musical research from Ilya Grubert for the VIU. She holds a PhD in Music in 2017 at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. In Chamber Music he has received training from professors such as Juan Luis Pérez, Franz van Ruth, Dimitri Ferschtman among others. His interest in the historicist interpretation leads him to receive the advice of professors such as Rachel Podger, Enricco Gatti, Pedro Gandía or Nicholas Robinson.
He has passed the entrance exams for the Young National Orchestra of Spain (Jonde), Young Orchestra of the European Union (Euyo) and later for the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia of which he was a member from 2005 to 2010. He has also collaborated with orchestras as the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Seville's Royal Symphony Orchestra, the City of Granada Orchestra or the Baroque Orchestra of Seville. All this orchestral experience has led him to perform with the likes of Haitink, Rozdensvenski, Lopez Cobos, Rizzi, Oue, Imbal, Askenazy, Skrowacevski, Zedda and Pons and in halls such as Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Royal Albert Hall of London, Usher Hall of Edinburgh, Kolner Philharmonie, Opera Roma, Pesaro Festival, Konzerthaus of Berlin, Sala Sao Paolo of Brazil, Teatro Coliseo de Buenos Aires, Teatro Solís of Montevideo, among others.
He has participated in recordings for Deutsche Gramophon, Decca, or Dynamic among other record labels. He has also recorded with the quartet Carmen Veneris, specialized in historicist interpretation, an album for the Lindoro label of Brunetti's quartets.
As a soloist he has performed with the Orchestra of the Superior Conservatory of Seville, with the Manuel de Falla Orchestra of Cádiz, with the Antares Ensemble at the Festival Est? O Burgales, with the Baroque Orchestra of Salamanca and with the Orchestra of the Llanes International Course.
His activity in the field of Contemporary Music has led him to collaborate with groups such as the Zahir Ensemble or the Siglo XX Instrumental Group. He has been professor of violin and later Academic Director of the Young Orchestra of the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia.
In 2010 he decided to leave his place in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia to become a violin teacher in opposition to the Junta de Andalucía. He has been invited to teach violin and orchestral repertoire courses at the Superior Conservatories of Salamanca and Málaga and at the professionals of Linares and Úbeda.
Play with a violin built by Christian Bayon in 2016.
MIGUEL CARIÑENA (cello)
Born in Lliria (Valencia). He completed his musical studies at the Joaquín Rodrigo Superior Conservatory of Music in Valencia with professors Alejandro Abad and Elena Solanes, where he finished with honors and obtained the honors of the Middle and Final Degree. Later he expanded his studies with the cellist Asier Polo.