María Parra

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Interview in Radio Ciutat de Tarragona-Mouvement-

15/07/2017 -

“To grow as an artist you have to measure yourself with great and not to be accommodated”

09/07/2017 - Diari de Tarragona

María Parra will close Bouquet Festival with her Cd “MOUVEMENT”

22/06/2017 - Diari de Tarragona

Interview with the pianist Maria Parra in program “Sinfonía Capital” in Capital Radio

24/03/2017 - Capital Radio

Interview with the pianist and composer Maria Parra, with which we talked about his newly published album, “Mouvement”, for the label Orpheus, with works by Debussy, Granados and Falla, of which we heard some of the pieces of it, and we review her artistic career as a pianist and her facet as organizer of music festivals, such as the Bouquet Festival and  Vermusic, both in Tarragona.

 

 

“Mouvement” the new jewel of María Parra

17/02/2017 - Opera World. Signed:Carlos Javier López

“The overall tone is feminine, uninhibited and committed to the composers. Parra get imbue character and endorse the pieces, while at the same time with its careful technique remains true to the style of its creators”.

“Mouvement” Piano Music

06/02/2017 - MELÓMANO. Alberto Oliver

“We are dealing with a neat and elegant technique, with touches of dynamism and gallantry. Beautiful phrases and clear and correct rhythm.Thank you Maria, for this gift, thank you for your music that rejoices the soul and accelerates the heart”.

 

CD review of “Mouvement” by Scherzo Magazine february 2017

06/02/2017 - Revista SCHERZO. Arturo Reverter

“The sound of the pianist is slender but dictated of flesh, of reflections not exempt of sensuality”

 

 

New record initiatives revitalize the record market

26/01/2017 - REVISTA SEGARRA

The ORPHEUS label brings a great number of novelties. “… The pianist María Parra immerses us with Mouvement in a French dreamy atmosphere.” “Poetry, delicacy, fantasy and lyricism ..”

 

 

“Mouvement” recommended by Mikaela Vergara in spanish TV

19/01/2017 - RTVE La 2. Atención Obras

Mikaela Vergara, expert in classical Music, recommends “Mouvement” in spanish TV Program “Atención Obras” in RTVE La 2

 

Pianist and composer María Parra protagonist of Great Musicians

18/01/2017 - Clasica2.com

Digital Magazine Clasica2.com devotes a report about pianist Maria Parra

 

RADIO CLASICA- “El ojo Crítico”

18/01/2017 - Radio Clásica - El Ojo Crítico

CD “MOUVEMENT” in the blog presented by José Luis Pérez de Arteaga in Radio Clásica “El Ojo Crítico”. Minuts 12:10- 16:23

INTERVIEW-” EN PORTADA”- RITMO MAGAZIN-JANUARY 2017

02/01/2017 - REVISTA RITMO

“MARIA PARRA: MÚSICA EN MOVIMENTO” Fdo: Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro

“Life is movement, requires all our energies to face it with courage, solving their outs, overcoming our fears. It is evolution, overcoming.”…”Mouvement is also nature, that which silently with us without ask nothing in return, that nourishes us from the earth, we shake with its winds, we soaked with water and warms us with their fires”

Magazine Cover- RITMO january 2107

27/12/2016 - REVISTA RITMO

MARIA PARRA : “Piano en Mouvement”

INTERVIEW IN RADIO CLASICA-LA DARSENA-

18/12/2016 - RADIO CLÁSICA

Interview in Radio Clásica (Spain) with Jesús Trujillo Talking about the latest CD “Mouvement”

 

Happiness consists in having dreams and rushing to achieve them

15/12/2016 - "Territorios" El Correo de Álava. Signed: César Coca

Maria Parra publishes her second CD “Mouvement” with pieces of Debussy, Granados & Falla, and a own piece.

 

 

Mouvement-Cd recomended by RITMO Magazin

01/12/2016 - REVISTA RITMO. Signed: Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro

“Mouvement” CD in the top ten Parade of RITMO Magazin  december 2016

 

The art should be an act of giving

28/11/2016 - Platea Magazine

Signed: Gonzalo Lahoz

Falla is the fire for me

27/11/2016 - Diario de Sevilla

Parra completes with ‘Mouvement’ an autobiographical diptych that has taken her from the infantile dreams of Schumann to the ‘Fantasy’ of Manuel de Falla.

Signed: Pablo J. Vayón

The pianist and composer Maria Parra presents her second CD “Mouvement”

23/11/2016 - Clasica2.com

“Maria Parra immerses us in a sound universe that invites intimate thought, intense and kaleidoscopic feeling, full of nuances and intensities, and the understanding of a secret world that slips between the conscious and the unconscious.”

Fdo. Manuel López-Benito

María Parra- Mouvement

20/11/2016 - Revista La Tecla 88

“We noticed under the closed eyes, listening to the recording, a floating sensation in space and time. Fine impressionistic brushstrokes that lead us to the imagination of being between the water and the air, surrounding an indefinite moment that only the great beauty Of the layout on the piano is capable of offering. ”

Signed: Luis Suárez

SINFONIA DE LA MAÑANA-RADIO CLASICA

09/11/2016 - Radio Clásica

“María Martha Tango” bonus track de “M O U V E M E N T” In “Sinfonía de la Mañana” : Martín Llade

4 Hands

01/09/2016 - RITMO magazine

Signed: Luis Suárez

Be proud, Tarragona

10/08/2016 - Diari de Tarragona

The fourth edition of Bouquet Festival ended with Orchestra Camera Musicae and pianist María Parra

The pianists Eduardo Frías & María Parra exhibited themselves at the Bouquet Festival

10/08/2016 - Diari de Tarragona

The pianists offered a beautiful and varied program

CD “RÊVERIE” -Verso-

08/06/2016 - El Cultural de la Vanguardia

“Great technique and musicality, homogeneous sound musical context, where there is virtuosity but also depth”.

Signed: Jorge de Persia

 

The Everest of the piano

15/10/2015 - El Correo de Bizkaia y Alava

César Coca interviewed 7 spanish pianists (J.Achúcarro, M.Zabaleta, M.Baselga, J.Jáuregui, J.Pérez de Azpeitia, M.Parra y JC.Rodríguez) and asked about the most difficult piano works. link

Zapping with Music

01/10/2015 - Revista RITMO. firmado: Luis Suárez

“absolute success for a recital of two professionals to close the Bouquet Festival of Tarragona ”

 

Successfully concluded the third edition of the Bouquet Festival of Tarragona

31/08/2015 - Forumclasico.es

An Ode to the artists of Tarragona

30/08/2015 - Diari de Tarragona

Pianist and Bouquet Festival’s director Maria Parra and cellist Amparo Lacruz, they were responsible for closing the third edition of the festival of Tarragona with the program of classics ” highlights zapping”

 

Concert of pianist Maria Parra in “Fundación Olivar de Castillejo”-MADRID

15/07/2015 - forumclasico.es

Because the particularity of the day, 14th july, the pianist will offer a french-spanish program

 

 

III Edition of Bouquet Festival presented in Tarragona

16/06/2015 - Revista RITMO

“La Dársena” RNE, Radio Clásica- Bouquet Festival 2015

07/06/2015 -

Pianist Maria Parra and guitarist Carmen Becerra have presented the third edition of Bouquet Festival of Tarragona in the “La Dársena ” program leaded by Jesús Trujillo.

 

Discovering Maria Parra

23/05/2015 - Melómano

” Her first record , Rêverie , describes the profile of an experienced interpreter , a nomadic style pianist that travels between Romanticism and Impressionism . The  pianist is nomadic space and time too, because she goes back to childhood and walk bright between childhood dreams “

Bouquet Festival, Music,Historical Heritage, Tasting.

19/05/2015 - hoyesarte.com- Ylenia Alvarez

Presentation of Bouquet Festival 2015 in Tarragona

18/05/2015 - Forum Clásico

Dreaming in Donosti

04/05/2015 - Revista RITMO. Signed: Carmen Becerra

“Her fingers slid gracefully to execute a program which not all dare”

 

 

Pianist María Parra presented Rêverie in concert.

04/04/2015 - Forum clásico

Pianist María Parra presents her record in a recital in Donostia.

28/03/2015 - Diario Vasco

Rêverie, with pieces by Schumann, Albéniz and Granados, is a tribute to her childhood dreams and to her piano teacher, Alicia de Larrocha.

 

The pianist and the Childhood

07/03/2015 - ABC Cultural- A.G.Lapuente

“The personality of the pianist is imposed and her ability to involve the listener in a world which seems somewhat descriptive, which holds the value of sincerity”.

 

A dream evening

02/03/2015 - Revista RITMO. Signed: Juana García

Review in magazine RITMO, in section “we have listened to…” “we have listened to a pianist who has deployed a well-balanced dialog among different voices and has shown an elegant and remarkable character…”

 

 

Piano trends

25/02/2015 - Revista Marie Claire

“Keys are in. Several Spanish classical piano virtuosos are acclaimed all over the world and their novelties bear witness to their mastery”.

 

 

Review of CD “Rêverie” on Spanish TV, in program “Atención Obras”

13/02/2015 - RTVE la 2 "Atención Obras"

Program “Atención Obras” on Spanish TV presented a short review of CD “Rêverie” by María Parra on Friday, February 13.

 

 

María Parra offers a piano recital full of elegance and poetry

03/02/2015 - Revista RITMO. Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro

“With “Rêverie”, we have discovered a magnificent pianist, of a gentleness not fragile at all. Emotion is constant but does not overwhelm. In Schumann, she draws a legato as if somebody was spreading out a cloth on a large table and the cloth was delicately falling on the table, embracing it with its silk and smell of cleanliness”.

Scherzo Albums

02/02/2015 -

PIANO: a return and some proposals

 

LA DÁRSENA – RADIO CLÁSICA. INTERVIEW WITH MARÍA PARRA

30/01/2015 - RNE Radio Clasica

“La Dársena” and Jesús Trujillo welcomed pianist María Parra Peñafiel. María presented her first record -called “Rêverie”-, talked to us about her recital in Madrid and played some of the pieces in the CD for us.

 

A LOOK AT MARÍA PARRA’S CHILDHOOD

24/01/2015 - El Correo (Bizkaia y Alava). César Coca

Soria pianist makes her recording debut with a demanding program of Schumann, Debussy, Albéniz, Granados and a piece composed by herself. “. .. is a clearly autobiographical album where several tributes are reflected: to childhood, to her teacher Alicia de Larrocha and to the city of Paris, which was very important in her education”.

 

 

PIANIST MARÍA PARRA AND HER NEW RECORD “RÊVERIE”

10/01/2015 - Forum Clásico

El Correo de Andalucía- “Atelier de Músicas”

04/01/2015 - El Correo de Andalucía. Ismael G. Cabral

Disciple of the great pianist Alicia de Larrocha, ‘ Rêverie ‘ is her business card, a beautiful piano recital which includes works by Schumann, Debussy and Albéniz, among others.

VIAJE A ITACA RNE RADIO CLÁSICA

08/12/2014 - RNE Radio Clásica

RNE Radio Clásica program, presented by Carlos Matesanz and devoted to Schiller’s literature. “Rêverie” Kinderszenen were broadcasted in min. 37:00 of podcast.

 

 

Piano dreams

01/12/2014 - Revista RITMO. Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro

Pianist María Parra has recorded “Rêverie”. “Like Audrey Hepburn in Ariane, María Parra -pianist and creator-, dreamt of her music by the Seine and was later confirmed as a professional musician under the tutelage of masters like Jacques Rouvier and Prisca Benoit. She has also flirted with jazz and completed her education in Spanish music under the supervision of Alicia de Larrocha . Her tireless musical activity reaches as far as becoming Director of Tarragona Bouquet Festival, a successful festival that fuses historical heritage, music and wine, not necessarily in that order. “Rêverie”, her first album with the prestigious Madrid recording company VERSO, will be published next December and that is what we will be talking about in this interview.

 

 

MARÍA PARRA’S RÊVERIE

23/11/2014 - Hoyesarte.com. Ylenia Alvarez

Parra sees a mountain and heads there. Slowly. Step by step. She is one of those artists full of strength and power, capable of doing everything. An artist with an exquisite technique and a sound that invites you to remember her name. I am surprised that she has not given recitals in the main concert halls in Madrid.

 

Maria Parra presents Cd in “La Quinta de Mahler”

21/11/2014 - La Quinta de Mahler

PROGRAM “LOS CLÁSICOS” OF RADIO CLÁSICA: INTERVIEW WITH MARÍA PARRA

21/11/2014 - RNE Radio Clásica

Maria Parra: Rêverie. On the occasion of the festivity of St. Cecilia , Mikaela Vergara interviews pianist María Parra Peñafiel, with live performance from studio 206 included. María is presenting her album “Rêverie”, an autobiographical work with pieces by Schumann, Debussy, Albéniz , Granados and one of her own. Live performance of the following “musical rêverie” : Children Scenes, Op 15 (sel.), by Schumann . Children ‘s Corner, by Debussy (sel.). Evocation of Albéniz.

El Ojo Crítico

19/11/2014 - RNE Radio Clásica

José Luis Pérez de Arteaga comments the record “RÊVERIE” in “El Ojo Crítico” by RNE Radio Clásica

 

True artists looks for beauty and truth

18/11/2014 - El Arte de la Fuga. David Rodríguez Cerdán

“Rêverie”, her recording debut with the prestigious label Verso. She does not deny it: the truth is she has been fighting for many years and has had to overcome many obstacles in a trip that has not only allowed her to heal the wounds of the past or to know herself as prescribed by the famous Delphic aphorism, but also to mature her pianism. The saying matches a perfectionist like her: more haste, less speed. Especially when haste throws you into the cheap lights of fame rather than drive you to the last livelihoods of an artist: truth and beauty.

 

 

RÊVERIE

14/11/2014 - VERSO VRS2156 Stefano Russomanno

From the Booklet of CD “Rêverie”

The Ethic of dreams

14/11/2014 - Disco RÊVERIE VR-2156 Texto: David Rodríguez Cerdán

LOCAL PIANIST MARÍA PARRA FASCINATES THE AUDIENCES IN THE BOUQUET FESTIVAL

02/09/2014 - Diari de Tarragona

“She made a big audience dream and wrapped it in the magic world of sound that she unstrung with great sensitivity , passion and commitment … ”

 

The Bouquet Festival promotes Artists

28/08/2014 - Més Tarragona

María Parra, Director and creator of the festival, will perform on Saturday, offering piano solo concert.

 

Interview in Tarragona Radio

26/08/2014 - Tarragona Radio

Interview on the occasion of the presentation of the CD “RÊVERIE”, by pianist María Parra in Tarragona Bouquet Festival, on August 30, 2014.(AMT label)

 

MUSICAL WINE-PAIRINGS

30/07/2014 - Fet a Tarragona

“…The bouquet Festival began as an act of rebellion. In this country you have to invent something that will make a lot of noise to prove who you are and what you are worth..”.

 

 

Interview with Maria Parra in “Jatardes”

30/06/2014 - Tarragona Radio

Interview entirely in Catalan on the occasion of the publishing of María Parra’s CD “Rêverie” with AMT label.

 

MARÍA PARRA PRESENTS AN ALBUM

26/06/2014 - Diari de Tarragona

“It is a tribute to all those childhood dreams to be protected so that they can finally come true when we become adults… In addition, María Parra devotes a large part of the album to the Spanish music that she deeply worked on with her teacher, now deceased, Alicia de Larrocha …”

 

 

Interview with Maria Parra in “CICLES”, on TAC 12

02/06/2014 - Tac 12. Televisio Tarragona

interview (entirely in Catalan) to María Parra by Yolanda García , host of “Cycles”, program on TAC12 (Tarragona TV).

 

MUSIC AS PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY

10/02/2014 - Més Tarragona

Pianist María Parra, together with Tarragona’s President of the College of Psychologists, Jaume Descarrega , presented the film ” The Piano ” in the cycle Music, Film and Psychology. Article by María Parra in the journal NUMEN . Pages 47-49

 

TARRAGONA PRESENTS ITS IMPRESSIVE TIME-LAPSE

13/12/2013 - Diari de Tarragona

The music in this video, which will promote the city of Tarragona to the world, is composed and performed by pianist María Parra.

 

 

GREAT SUCCESS OF THE BOUQUET FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

13/06/2013 - Diari de Tarragona

The first concert was given by Carmen Becerra on guitar and María Parra – the festival’s Director- at the piano. Both Spanish musicians performed in front of a large audience , who enjoyed the combination of music and historical setting and a glass of good wine at the end of the concert.

 

 

LECTURE-TRIBUTE TO ALICIA DE LARROCHA

11/11/2010 - Revista Conservatori de Tarragona

Tarragona pianist gave a lecture and a small recital as a tribute to her teacher Alicia de Larrocha.

 

Pianist Maria Parra plays in “caixa Tarragona”

23/10/2010 - El Punt

Tarragona pianist Maria Parra wants to dedicate her first important concert in her city to Alicia de Larrocha, her appreciated teacher.

 

TOMORROW, PIANIST MARÍA PARRA WILL MAKE A TRIBUTE TO ALICIA DE LARROCHA

23/10/2010 - Diari de Tarragona

Pianist Maria Parra from Tarragona will start tomorrow sunday a series of concerts “Tarragona estrena” all of them in the “Caixa Tarragona”

 

The Spanish music was the stigma that has marked my career

15/08/2010 - La Verdad/ Fdo: Maria Belén Belotto

LVdA: The experience of having met Alicia de Larrocha has changed your life and musical career?

MPP: Obviously, the Spanish music up that time has been the stigma that has marked me a peculiar way. It is precisely as I opened my way abroad. Following the death of Alicia de Larrocha is when I most aware took that I had a duty so that flame will not turn off.

 

Music touches the heart without going through the word

13/08/2010 - La Tribuna

It is very difficult to be a Prophet in your own land because Spain is a country which will have to rely on his talents.

 

 

THIS WEEKEND L’ADDA 82 MAKES CASTLES SINGS

20/09/2008 - Ladepeche.fr

Pianist María Parra took part in the Chateaux Chantants festival twice on the occasion of European Heritage Days in the department of Tarn -et -Garonne (France).

 

MARÍA PARRA’S FIRST PERFORMANCE IN ITALY

06/03/2007 - Il Corriere de Firenze

The Spanish pianist will perform in the Florence festival Pianorama.

 

Great Art in St Antonin

23/08/2006 - La Dépêche du Midi/ Francia

…”We have been able to corroborate the significance of being an artist totally involved in her demanding work, not only in her technically perfect performance but, especially, in the closeness, the fusion of hand and piano and, definitively, her completely devoted soul. It was a strange moment, intense as it takes place sometimes in a miraculous kind of way, where the audience and the performer reach, if we can call it like, “the perfect harmony”.

 

‘Spanish flirting with a piano

01/06/1999 - WESTDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG/ Alemania

“…When she devotes herself to the piano with full emotion and energy, she flirts with the keys. She is here tonight to help us enjoy the heritage of Alicia de Larrocha..”

 

Emotional dialogue with the piano

14/06/1997 - WESTDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG/Alemania

“…The piano is an instrument where the hammers, through the keys, strike the strings. However, there are pianists who, with their instrument, obtain soft sonorities like those of a violin. María Parra is among them…”

 

An Artist full of energy and emotion

13/06/1997 - RHEINISCHE POST/Alemania

…The works she has chosen have given her the chance to reveal an impressionist wide sonorous palette, soft and tender as if by art of enchantment. And, at the same time, she has convinced us through her virtuosity and expressive strength as opposed to her modest presence.

 

 

Interview in Radio Ciutat de Tarragona-Mouvement-

15/07/2017 -

“To grow as an artist you have to measure yourself with great and not to be accommodated”

09/07/2017 - Diari de Tarragona

María Parra will close Bouquet Festival with her Cd “MOUVEMENT”

22/06/2017 - Diari de Tarragona

Interview with the pianist Maria Parra in program “Sinfonía Capital” in Capital Radio

24/03/2017 - Capital Radio

Interview with the pianist and composer Maria Parra, with which we talked about his newly published album, “Mouvement”, for the label Orpheus, with works by Debussy, Granados and Falla, of which we heard some of the pieces of it, and we review her artistic career as a pianist and her facet as organizer of music festivals, such as the Bouquet Festival and  Vermusic, both in Tarragona.

 

 

“Mouvement” the new jewel of María Parra

17/02/2017 - Opera World. Signed:Carlos Javier López

“The overall tone is feminine, uninhibited and committed to the composers. Parra get imbue character and endorse the pieces, while at the same time with its careful technique remains true to the style of its creators”.

“Mouvement” Piano Music

06/02/2017 - MELÓMANO. Alberto Oliver

“We are dealing with a neat and elegant technique, with touches of dynamism and gallantry. Beautiful phrases and clear and correct rhythm.Thank you Maria, for this gift, thank you for your music that rejoices the soul and accelerates the heart”.

 

CD review of “Mouvement” by Scherzo Magazine february 2017

06/02/2017 - Revista SCHERZO. Arturo Reverter

“The sound of the pianist is slender but dictated of flesh, of reflections not exempt of sensuality”

 

 

New record initiatives revitalize the record market

26/01/2017 - REVISTA SEGARRA

The ORPHEUS label brings a great number of novelties. “… The pianist María Parra immerses us with Mouvement in a French dreamy atmosphere.” “Poetry, delicacy, fantasy and lyricism ..”

 

 

“Mouvement” recommended by Mikaela Vergara in spanish TV

19/01/2017 - RTVE La 2. Atención Obras

Mikaela Vergara, expert in classical Music, recommends “Mouvement” in spanish TV Program “Atención Obras” in RTVE La 2

 

Pianist and composer María Parra protagonist of Great Musicians

18/01/2017 - Clasica2.com

Digital Magazine Clasica2.com devotes a report about pianist Maria Parra

 

RADIO CLASICA- “El ojo Crítico”

18/01/2017 - Radio Clásica - El Ojo Crítico

CD “MOUVEMENT” in the blog presented by José Luis Pérez de Arteaga in Radio Clásica “El Ojo Crítico”. Minuts 12:10- 16:23

INTERVIEW-” EN PORTADA”- RITMO MAGAZIN-JANUARY 2017

02/01/2017 - REVISTA RITMO

“MARIA PARRA: MÚSICA EN MOVIMENTO” Fdo: Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro

“Life is movement, requires all our energies to face it with courage, solving their outs, overcoming our fears. It is evolution, overcoming.”…”Mouvement is also nature, that which silently with us without ask nothing in return, that nourishes us from the earth, we shake with its winds, we soaked with water and warms us with their fires”

Magazine Cover- RITMO january 2107

27/12/2016 - REVISTA RITMO

MARIA PARRA : “Piano en Mouvement”

INTERVIEW IN RADIO CLASICA-LA DARSENA-

18/12/2016 - RADIO CLÁSICA

Interview in Radio Clásica (Spain) with Jesús Trujillo Talking about the latest CD “Mouvement”

 

Happiness consists in having dreams and rushing to achieve them

15/12/2016 - "Territorios" El Correo de Álava. Signed: César Coca

Maria Parra publishes her second CD “Mouvement” with pieces of Debussy, Granados & Falla, and a own piece.

 

 

Mouvement-Cd recomended by RITMO Magazin

01/12/2016 - REVISTA RITMO. Signed: Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro

“Mouvement” CD in the top ten Parade of RITMO Magazin  december 2016

 

The art should be an act of giving

28/11/2016 - Platea Magazine

Signed: Gonzalo Lahoz

Falla is the fire for me

27/11/2016 - Diario de Sevilla

Parra completes with ‘Mouvement’ an autobiographical diptych that has taken her from the infantile dreams of Schumann to the ‘Fantasy’ of Manuel de Falla.

Signed: Pablo J. Vayón

The pianist and composer Maria Parra presents her second CD “Mouvement”

23/11/2016 - Clasica2.com

“Maria Parra immerses us in a sound universe that invites intimate thought, intense and kaleidoscopic feeling, full of nuances and intensities, and the understanding of a secret world that slips between the conscious and the unconscious.”

Fdo. Manuel López-Benito

María Parra- Mouvement

20/11/2016 - Revista La Tecla 88

“We noticed under the closed eyes, listening to the recording, a floating sensation in space and time. Fine impressionistic brushstrokes that lead us to the imagination of being between the water and the air, surrounding an indefinite moment that only the great beauty Of the layout on the piano is capable of offering. ”

Signed: Luis Suárez

SINFONIA DE LA MAÑANA-RADIO CLASICA

09/11/2016 - Radio Clásica

“María Martha Tango” bonus track de “M O U V E M E N T” In “Sinfonía de la Mañana” : Martín Llade

Delicatessen

01/10/2016 - Forum Clásico

4 Hands

01/09/2016 - RITMO magazine

Signed: Luis Suárez

Be proud, Tarragona

10/08/2016 - Diari de Tarragona

The fourth edition of Bouquet Festival ended with Orchestra Camera Musicae and pianist María Parra

The pianists Eduardo Frías & María Parra exhibited themselves at the Bouquet Festival

10/08/2016 - Diari de Tarragona

The pianists offered a beautiful and varied program

CD “RÊVERIE” -Verso-

08/06/2016 - El Cultural de la Vanguardia

“Great technique and musicality, homogeneous sound musical context, where there is virtuosity but also depth”.

Signed: Jorge de Persia

 

Presentation of Bouquet Festival

08/06/2016 - TAC 12

The Everest of the piano

15/10/2015 - El Correo de Bizkaia y Alava

César Coca interviewed 7 spanish pianists (J.Achúcarro, M.Zabaleta, M.Baselga, J.Jáuregui, J.Pérez de Azpeitia, M.Parra y JC.Rodríguez) and asked about the most difficult piano works. link

Zapping with Music

01/10/2015 - Revista RITMO. firmado: Luis Suárez

“absolute success for a recital of two professionals to close the Bouquet Festival of Tarragona ”

 

Successfully concluded the third edition of the Bouquet Festival of Tarragona

31/08/2015 - Forumclasico.es

An Ode to the artists of Tarragona

30/08/2015 - Diari de Tarragona

Pianist and Bouquet Festival’s director Maria Parra and cellist Amparo Lacruz, they were responsible for closing the third edition of the festival of Tarragona with the program of classics ” highlights zapping”

 

Concert of pianist Maria Parra in “Fundación Olivar de Castillejo”-MADRID

15/07/2015 - forumclasico.es

Because the particularity of the day, 14th july, the pianist will offer a french-spanish program

 

 

III Edition of Bouquet Festival presented in Tarragona

16/06/2015 - Revista RITMO

“La Dársena” RNE, Radio Clásica- Bouquet Festival 2015

07/06/2015 -

Pianist Maria Parra and guitarist Carmen Becerra have presented the third edition of Bouquet Festival of Tarragona in the “La Dársena ” program leaded by Jesús Trujillo.

 

Discovering Maria Parra

23/05/2015 - Melómano

” Her first record , Rêverie , describes the profile of an experienced interpreter , a nomadic style pianist that travels between Romanticism and Impressionism . The  pianist is nomadic space and time too, because she goes back to childhood and walk bright between childhood dreams “

Bouquet Festival, Music,Historical Heritage, Tasting.

19/05/2015 - hoyesarte.com- Ylenia Alvarez

Presentation of Bouquet Festival 2015 in Tarragona

18/05/2015 - Forum Clásico

Dreaming in Donosti

04/05/2015 - Revista RITMO. Signed: Carmen Becerra

“Her fingers slid gracefully to execute a program which not all dare”

 

 

Pianist María Parra presented Rêverie in concert.

04/04/2015 - Forum clásico

Pianist María Parra presents her record in a recital in Donostia.

28/03/2015 - Diario Vasco

Rêverie, with pieces by Schumann, Albéniz and Granados, is a tribute to her childhood dreams and to her piano teacher, Alicia de Larrocha.

 

The pianist and the Childhood

07/03/2015 - ABC Cultural- A.G.Lapuente

“The personality of the pianist is imposed and her ability to involve the listener in a world which seems somewhat descriptive, which holds the value of sincerity”.

 

A dream evening

02/03/2015 - Revista RITMO. Signed: Juana García

Review in magazine RITMO, in section “we have listened to…” “we have listened to a pianist who has deployed a well-balanced dialog among different voices and has shown an elegant and remarkable character…”

 

 

Piano trends

25/02/2015 - Revista Marie Claire

“Keys are in. Several Spanish classical piano virtuosos are acclaimed all over the world and their novelties bear witness to their mastery”.

 

 

Review of CD “Rêverie” on Spanish TV, in program “Atención Obras”

13/02/2015 - RTVE la 2 "Atención Obras"

Program “Atención Obras” on Spanish TV presented a short review of CD “Rêverie” by María Parra on Friday, February 13.

 

 

María Parra offers a piano recital full of elegance and poetry

03/02/2015 - Revista RITMO. Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro

“With “Rêverie”, we have discovered a magnificent pianist, of a gentleness not fragile at all. Emotion is constant but does not overwhelm. In Schumann, she draws a legato as if somebody was spreading out a cloth on a large table and the cloth was delicately falling on the table, embracing it with its silk and smell of cleanliness”.

Scherzo Albums

02/02/2015 -

PIANO: a return and some proposals

 

LA DÁRSENA – RADIO CLÁSICA. INTERVIEW WITH MARÍA PARRA

30/01/2015 - RNE Radio Clasica

“La Dársena” and Jesús Trujillo welcomed pianist María Parra Peñafiel. María presented her first record -called “Rêverie”-, talked to us about her recital in Madrid and played some of the pieces in the CD for us.

 

A LOOK AT MARÍA PARRA’S CHILDHOOD

24/01/2015 - El Correo (Bizkaia y Alava). César Coca

Soria pianist makes her recording debut with a demanding program of Schumann, Debussy, Albéniz, Granados and a piece composed by herself. “. .. is a clearly autobiographical album where several tributes are reflected: to childhood, to her teacher Alicia de Larrocha and to the city of Paris, which was very important in her education”.

 

 

PIANIST MARÍA PARRA AND HER NEW RECORD “RÊVERIE”

10/01/2015 - Forum Clásico

El Correo de Andalucía- “Atelier de Músicas”

04/01/2015 - El Correo de Andalucía. Ismael G. Cabral

Disciple of the great pianist Alicia de Larrocha, ‘ Rêverie ‘ is her business card, a beautiful piano recital which includes works by Schumann, Debussy and Albéniz, among others.

VIAJE A ITACA RNE RADIO CLÁSICA

08/12/2014 - RNE Radio Clásica

RNE Radio Clásica program, presented by Carlos Matesanz and devoted to Schiller’s literature. “Rêverie” Kinderszenen were broadcasted in min. 37:00 of podcast.

 

 

Piano dreams

01/12/2014 - Revista RITMO. Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro

Pianist María Parra has recorded “Rêverie”. “Like Audrey Hepburn in Ariane, María Parra -pianist and creator-, dreamt of her music by the Seine and was later confirmed as a professional musician under the tutelage of masters like Jacques Rouvier and Prisca Benoit. She has also flirted with jazz and completed her education in Spanish music under the supervision of Alicia de Larrocha . Her tireless musical activity reaches as far as becoming Director of Tarragona Bouquet Festival, a successful festival that fuses historical heritage, music and wine, not necessarily in that order. “Rêverie”, her first album with the prestigious Madrid recording company VERSO, will be published next December and that is what we will be talking about in this interview.

 

 

MARÍA PARRA’S RÊVERIE

23/11/2014 - Hoyesarte.com. Ylenia Alvarez

Parra sees a mountain and heads there. Slowly. Step by step. She is one of those artists full of strength and power, capable of doing everything. An artist with an exquisite technique and a sound that invites you to remember her name. I am surprised that she has not given recitals in the main concert halls in Madrid.

 

Maria Parra presents Cd in “La Quinta de Mahler”

21/11/2014 - La Quinta de Mahler

PROGRAM “LOS CLÁSICOS” OF RADIO CLÁSICA: INTERVIEW WITH MARÍA PARRA

21/11/2014 - RNE Radio Clásica

Maria Parra: Rêverie. On the occasion of the festivity of St. Cecilia , Mikaela Vergara interviews pianist María Parra Peñafiel, with live performance from studio 206 included. María is presenting her album “Rêverie”, an autobiographical work with pieces by Schumann, Debussy, Albéniz , Granados and one of her own. Live performance of the following “musical rêverie” : Children Scenes, Op 15 (sel.), by Schumann . Children ‘s Corner, by Debussy (sel.). Evocation of Albéniz.

El Ojo Crítico

19/11/2014 - RNE Radio Clásica

José Luis Pérez de Arteaga comments the record “RÊVERIE” in “El Ojo Crítico” by RNE Radio Clásica

 

True artists looks for beauty and truth

18/11/2014 - El Arte de la Fuga. David Rodríguez Cerdán

“Rêverie”, her recording debut with the prestigious label Verso. She does not deny it: the truth is she has been fighting for many years and has had to overcome many obstacles in a trip that has not only allowed her to heal the wounds of the past or to know herself as prescribed by the famous Delphic aphorism, but also to mature her pianism. The saying matches a perfectionist like her: more haste, less speed. Especially when haste throws you into the cheap lights of fame rather than drive you to the last livelihoods of an artist: truth and beauty.

 

 

RÊVERIE-VERSO

15/11/2014 - Discográfica VERSO

VRS-2156

RÊVERIE

14/11/2014 - VERSO VRS2156 Stefano Russomanno

From the Booklet of CD “Rêverie”

The Ethic of dreams

14/11/2014 - Disco RÊVERIE VR-2156 Texto: David Rodríguez Cerdán

LOCAL PIANIST MARÍA PARRA FASCINATES THE AUDIENCES IN THE BOUQUET FESTIVAL

02/09/2014 - Diari de Tarragona

“She made a big audience dream and wrapped it in the magic world of sound that she unstrung with great sensitivity , passion and commitment … ”

 

The Bouquet Festival promotes Artists

28/08/2014 - Més Tarragona

María Parra, Director and creator of the festival, will perform on Saturday, offering piano solo concert.

 

Interview in Tarragona Radio

26/08/2014 - Tarragona Radio

Interview on the occasion of the presentation of the CD “RÊVERIE”, by pianist María Parra in Tarragona Bouquet Festival, on August 30, 2014.(AMT label)

 

MUSICAL WINE-PAIRINGS

30/07/2014 - Fet a Tarragona

“…The bouquet Festival began as an act of rebellion. In this country you have to invent something that will make a lot of noise to prove who you are and what you are worth..”.

 

 

Interview with Maria Parra in “Jatardes”

30/06/2014 - Tarragona Radio

Interview entirely in Catalan on the occasion of the publishing of María Parra’s CD “Rêverie” with AMT label.

 

MARÍA PARRA PRESENTS AN ALBUM

26/06/2014 - Diari de Tarragona

“It is a tribute to all those childhood dreams to be protected so that they can finally come true when we become adults… In addition, María Parra devotes a large part of the album to the Spanish music that she deeply worked on with her teacher, now deceased, Alicia de Larrocha …”

 

 

Interview with Maria Parra in “CICLES”, on TAC 12

02/06/2014 - Tac 12. Televisio Tarragona

interview (entirely in Catalan) to María Parra by Yolanda García , host of “Cycles”, program on TAC12 (Tarragona TV).

 

MUSIC AS PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY

10/02/2014 - Més Tarragona

Pianist María Parra, together with Tarragona’s President of the College of Psychologists, Jaume Descarrega , presented the film ” The Piano ” in the cycle Music, Film and Psychology. Article by María Parra in the journal NUMEN . Pages 47-49

 

TARRAGONA PRESENTS ITS IMPRESSIVE TIME-LAPSE

13/12/2013 - Diari de Tarragona

The music in this video, which will promote the city of Tarragona to the world, is composed and performed by pianist María Parra.

 

 

GREAT SUCCESS OF THE BOUQUET FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

13/06/2013 - Diari de Tarragona

The first concert was given by Carmen Becerra on guitar and María Parra – the festival’s Director- at the piano. Both Spanish musicians performed in front of a large audience , who enjoyed the combination of music and historical setting and a glass of good wine at the end of the concert.

 

 

LECTURE-TRIBUTE TO ALICIA DE LARROCHA

11/11/2010 - Revista Conservatori de Tarragona

Tarragona pianist gave a lecture and a small recital as a tribute to her teacher Alicia de Larrocha.

 

Pianist Maria Parra plays in “caixa Tarragona”

23/10/2010 - El Punt

Tarragona pianist Maria Parra wants to dedicate her first important concert in her city to Alicia de Larrocha, her appreciated teacher.

 

TOMORROW, PIANIST MARÍA PARRA WILL MAKE A TRIBUTE TO ALICIA DE LARROCHA

23/10/2010 - Diari de Tarragona

Pianist Maria Parra from Tarragona will start tomorrow sunday a series of concerts “Tarragona estrena” all of them in the “Caixa Tarragona”

 

The Spanish music was the stigma that has marked my career

15/08/2010 - La Verdad/ Fdo: Maria Belén Belotto

LVdA: The experience of having met Alicia de Larrocha has changed your life and musical career?

MPP: Obviously, the Spanish music up that time has been the stigma that has marked me a peculiar way. It is precisely as I opened my way abroad. Following the death of Alicia de Larrocha is when I most aware took that I had a duty so that flame will not turn off.

 

Music touches the heart without going through the word

13/08/2010 - La Tribuna

It is very difficult to be a Prophet in your own land because Spain is a country which will have to rely on his talents.

 

 

THIS WEEKEND L’ADDA 82 MAKES CASTLES SINGS

20/09/2008 - Ladepeche.fr

Pianist María Parra took part in the Chateaux Chantants festival twice on the occasion of European Heritage Days in the department of Tarn -et -Garonne (France).

 

MARÍA PARRA’S FIRST PERFORMANCE IN ITALY

06/03/2007 - Il Corriere de Firenze

The Spanish pianist will perform in the Florence festival Pianorama.

 

Great Art in St Antonin

23/08/2006 - La Dépêche du Midi/ Francia

…”We have been able to corroborate the significance of being an artist totally involved in her demanding work, not only in her technically perfect performance but, especially, in the closeness, the fusion of hand and piano and, definitively, her completely devoted soul. It was a strange moment, intense as it takes place sometimes in a miraculous kind of way, where the audience and the performer reach, if we can call it like, “the perfect harmony”.

 

‘Spanish flirting with a piano

01/06/1999 - WESTDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG/ Alemania

“…When she devotes herself to the piano with full emotion and energy, she flirts with the keys. She is here tonight to help us enjoy the heritage of Alicia de Larrocha..”

 

Emotional dialogue with the piano

14/06/1997 - WESTDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG/Alemania

“…The piano is an instrument where the hammers, through the keys, strike the strings. However, there are pianists who, with their instrument, obtain soft sonorities like those of a violin. María Parra is among them…”

 

An Artist full of energy and emotion

13/06/1997 - RHEINISCHE POST/Alemania

…The works she has chosen have given her the chance to reveal an impressionist wide sonorous palette, soft and tender as if by art of enchantment. And, at the same time, she has convinced us through her virtuosity and expressive strength as opposed to her modest presence.

 

 

María Parra will close Bouquet Festival with her Cd “MOUVEMENT”

22/06/2017 - Diari de Tarragona

“Mouvement” the new jewel of María Parra

17/02/2017 - Opera World. Signed:Carlos Javier López

“The overall tone is feminine, uninhibited and committed to the composers. Parra get imbue character and endorse the pieces, while at the same time with its careful technique remains true to the style of its creators”.

“Mouvement” Piano Music

06/02/2017 - MELÓMANO. Alberto Oliver

“We are dealing with a neat and elegant technique, with touches of dynamism and gallantry. Beautiful phrases and clear and correct rhythm.Thank you Maria, for this gift, thank you for your music that rejoices the soul and accelerates the heart”.

 

CD review of “Mouvement” by Scherzo Magazine february 2017

06/02/2017 - Revista SCHERZO. Arturo Reverter

“The sound of the pianist is slender but dictated of flesh, of reflections not exempt of sensuality”

 

 

New record initiatives revitalize the record market

26/01/2017 - REVISTA SEGARRA

The ORPHEUS label brings a great number of novelties. “… The pianist María Parra immerses us with Mouvement in a French dreamy atmosphere.” “Poetry, delicacy, fantasy and lyricism ..”

 

 

Pianist and composer María Parra protagonist of Great Musicians

18/01/2017 - Clasica2.com

Digital Magazine Clasica2.com devotes a report about pianist Maria Parra

 

The pianist and composer Maria Parra presents her second CD “Mouvement”

23/11/2016 - Clasica2.com

“Maria Parra immerses us in a sound universe that invites intimate thought, intense and kaleidoscopic feeling, full of nuances and intensities, and the understanding of a secret world that slips between the conscious and the unconscious.”

Fdo. Manuel López-Benito

María Parra- Mouvement

20/11/2016 - Revista La Tecla 88

“We noticed under the closed eyes, listening to the recording, a floating sensation in space and time. Fine impressionistic brushstrokes that lead us to the imagination of being between the water and the air, surrounding an indefinite moment that only the great beauty Of the layout on the piano is capable of offering. ”

Signed: Luis Suárez

Delicatessen

01/10/2016 - Forum Clásico

4 Hands

01/09/2016 - RITMO magazine

Signed: Luis Suárez

Be proud, Tarragona

10/08/2016 - Diari de Tarragona

The fourth edition of Bouquet Festival ended with Orchestra Camera Musicae and pianist María Parra

The pianists Eduardo Frías & María Parra exhibited themselves at the Bouquet Festival

10/08/2016 - Diari de Tarragona

The pianists offered a beautiful and varied program

CD “RÊVERIE” -Verso-

08/06/2016 - El Cultural de la Vanguardia

“Great technique and musicality, homogeneous sound musical context, where there is virtuosity but also depth”.

Signed: Jorge de Persia

 

The Everest of the piano

15/10/2015 - El Correo de Bizkaia y Alava

César Coca interviewed 7 spanish pianists (J.Achúcarro, M.Zabaleta, M.Baselga, J.Jáuregui, J.Pérez de Azpeitia, M.Parra y JC.Rodríguez) and asked about the most difficult piano works. link

Zapping with Music

01/10/2015 - Revista RITMO. firmado: Luis Suárez

“absolute success for a recital of two professionals to close the Bouquet Festival of Tarragona ”

 

Successfully concluded the third edition of the Bouquet Festival of Tarragona

31/08/2015 - Forumclasico.es

An Ode to the artists of Tarragona

30/08/2015 - Diari de Tarragona

Pianist and Bouquet Festival’s director Maria Parra and cellist Amparo Lacruz, they were responsible for closing the third edition of the festival of Tarragona with the program of classics ” highlights zapping”

 

Concert of pianist Maria Parra in “Fundación Olivar de Castillejo”-MADRID

15/07/2015 - forumclasico.es

Because the particularity of the day, 14th july, the pianist will offer a french-spanish program

 

 

III Edition of Bouquet Festival presented in Tarragona

16/06/2015 - Revista RITMO

Discovering Maria Parra

23/05/2015 - Melómano

” Her first record , Rêverie , describes the profile of an experienced interpreter , a nomadic style pianist that travels between Romanticism and Impressionism . The  pianist is nomadic space and time too, because she goes back to childhood and walk bright between childhood dreams “

Bouquet Festival, Music,Historical Heritage, Tasting.

19/05/2015 - hoyesarte.com- Ylenia Alvarez

Presentation of Bouquet Festival 2015 in Tarragona

18/05/2015 - Forum Clásico

Dreaming in Donosti

04/05/2015 - Revista RITMO. Signed: Carmen Becerra

“Her fingers slid gracefully to execute a program which not all dare”

 

 

Pianist María Parra presented Rêverie in concert.

04/04/2015 - Forum clásico

Pianist María Parra presents her record in a recital in Donostia.

28/03/2015 - Diario Vasco

Rêverie, with pieces by Schumann, Albéniz and Granados, is a tribute to her childhood dreams and to her piano teacher, Alicia de Larrocha.

 

The pianist and the Childhood

07/03/2015 - ABC Cultural- A.G.Lapuente

“The personality of the pianist is imposed and her ability to involve the listener in a world which seems somewhat descriptive, which holds the value of sincerity”.

 

A dream evening

02/03/2015 - Revista RITMO. Signed: Juana García

Review in magazine RITMO, in section “we have listened to…” “we have listened to a pianist who has deployed a well-balanced dialog among different voices and has shown an elegant and remarkable character…”

 

 

Piano trends

25/02/2015 - Revista Marie Claire

“Keys are in. Several Spanish classical piano virtuosos are acclaimed all over the world and their novelties bear witness to their mastery”.

 

 

María Parra offers a piano recital full of elegance and poetry

03/02/2015 - Revista RITMO. Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro

“With “Rêverie”, we have discovered a magnificent pianist, of a gentleness not fragile at all. Emotion is constant but does not overwhelm. In Schumann, she draws a legato as if somebody was spreading out a cloth on a large table and the cloth was delicately falling on the table, embracing it with its silk and smell of cleanliness”.

Scherzo Albums

02/02/2015 -

PIANO: a return and some proposals

 

A LOOK AT MARÍA PARRA’S CHILDHOOD

24/01/2015 - El Correo (Bizkaia y Alava). César Coca

Soria pianist makes her recording debut with a demanding program of Schumann, Debussy, Albéniz, Granados and a piece composed by herself. “. .. is a clearly autobiographical album where several tributes are reflected: to childhood, to her teacher Alicia de Larrocha and to the city of Paris, which was very important in her education”.

 

 

PIANIST MARÍA PARRA AND HER NEW RECORD “RÊVERIE”

10/01/2015 - Forum Clásico

El Correo de Andalucía- “Atelier de Músicas”

04/01/2015 - El Correo de Andalucía. Ismael G. Cabral

Disciple of the great pianist Alicia de Larrocha, ‘ Rêverie ‘ is her business card, a beautiful piano recital which includes works by Schumann, Debussy and Albéniz, among others.

MARÍA PARRA’S RÊVERIE

23/11/2014 - Hoyesarte.com. Ylenia Alvarez

Parra sees a mountain and heads there. Slowly. Step by step. She is one of those artists full of strength and power, capable of doing everything. An artist with an exquisite technique and a sound that invites you to remember her name. I am surprised that she has not given recitals in the main concert halls in Madrid.

 

RÊVERIE

14/11/2014 - VERSO VRS2156 Stefano Russomanno

From the Booklet of CD “Rêverie”

LOCAL PIANIST MARÍA PARRA FASCINATES THE AUDIENCES IN THE BOUQUET FESTIVAL

02/09/2014 - Diari de Tarragona

“She made a big audience dream and wrapped it in the magic world of sound that she unstrung with great sensitivity , passion and commitment … ”

 

The Bouquet Festival promotes Artists

28/08/2014 - Més Tarragona

María Parra, Director and creator of the festival, will perform on Saturday, offering piano solo concert.

 

MUSICAL WINE-PAIRINGS

30/07/2014 - Fet a Tarragona

“…The bouquet Festival began as an act of rebellion. In this country you have to invent something that will make a lot of noise to prove who you are and what you are worth..”.

 

 

MARÍA PARRA PRESENTS AN ALBUM

26/06/2014 - Diari de Tarragona

“It is a tribute to all those childhood dreams to be protected so that they can finally come true when we become adults… In addition, María Parra devotes a large part of the album to the Spanish music that she deeply worked on with her teacher, now deceased, Alicia de Larrocha …”

 

 

MUSIC AS PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY

10/02/2014 - Més Tarragona

Pianist María Parra, together with Tarragona’s President of the College of Psychologists, Jaume Descarrega , presented the film ” The Piano ” in the cycle Music, Film and Psychology. Article by María Parra in the journal NUMEN . Pages 47-49

 

TARRAGONA PRESENTS ITS IMPRESSIVE TIME-LAPSE

13/12/2013 - Diari de Tarragona

The music in this video, which will promote the city of Tarragona to the world, is composed and performed by pianist María Parra.

 

 

GREAT SUCCESS OF THE BOUQUET FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

13/06/2013 - Diari de Tarragona

The first concert was given by Carmen Becerra on guitar and María Parra – the festival’s Director- at the piano. Both Spanish musicians performed in front of a large audience , who enjoyed the combination of music and historical setting and a glass of good wine at the end of the concert.

 

 

LECTURE-TRIBUTE TO ALICIA DE LARROCHA

11/11/2010 - Revista Conservatori de Tarragona

Tarragona pianist gave a lecture and a small recital as a tribute to her teacher Alicia de Larrocha.

 

Pianist Maria Parra plays in “caixa Tarragona”

23/10/2010 - El Punt

Tarragona pianist Maria Parra wants to dedicate her first important concert in her city to Alicia de Larrocha, her appreciated teacher.

 

TOMORROW, PIANIST MARÍA PARRA WILL MAKE A TRIBUTE TO ALICIA DE LARROCHA

23/10/2010 - Diari de Tarragona

Pianist Maria Parra from Tarragona will start tomorrow sunday a series of concerts “Tarragona estrena” all of them in the “Caixa Tarragona”

 

THIS WEEKEND L’ADDA 82 MAKES CASTLES SINGS

20/09/2008 - Ladepeche.fr

Pianist María Parra took part in the Chateaux Chantants festival twice on the occasion of European Heritage Days in the department of Tarn -et -Garonne (France).

 

MARÍA PARRA’S FIRST PERFORMANCE IN ITALY

06/03/2007 - Il Corriere de Firenze

The Spanish pianist will perform in the Florence festival Pianorama.

 

Great Art in St Antonin

23/08/2006 - La Dépêche du Midi/ Francia

…”We have been able to corroborate the significance of being an artist totally involved in her demanding work, not only in her technically perfect performance but, especially, in the closeness, the fusion of hand and piano and, definitively, her completely devoted soul. It was a strange moment, intense as it takes place sometimes in a miraculous kind of way, where the audience and the performer reach, if we can call it like, “the perfect harmony”.

 

‘Spanish flirting with a piano

01/06/1999 - WESTDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG/ Alemania

“…When she devotes herself to the piano with full emotion and energy, she flirts with the keys. She is here tonight to help us enjoy the heritage of Alicia de Larrocha..”

 

Emotional dialogue with the piano

14/06/1997 - WESTDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG/Alemania

“…The piano is an instrument where the hammers, through the keys, strike the strings. However, there are pianists who, with their instrument, obtain soft sonorities like those of a violin. María Parra is among them…”

 

An Artist full of energy and emotion

13/06/1997 - RHEINISCHE POST/Alemania

…The works she has chosen have given her the chance to reveal an impressionist wide sonorous palette, soft and tender as if by art of enchantment. And, at the same time, she has convinced us through her virtuosity and expressive strength as opposed to her modest presence.

 

 

Interview with the pianist Maria Parra in program “Sinfonía Capital” in Capital Radio

24/03/2017 - Capital Radio

Interview with the pianist and composer Maria Parra, with which we talked about his newly published album, “Mouvement”, for the label Orpheus, with works by Debussy, Granados and Falla, of which we heard some of the pieces of it, and we review her artistic career as a pianist and her facet as organizer of music festivals, such as the Bouquet Festival and  Vermusic, both in Tarragona.

 

 

RADIO CLASICA- “El ojo Crítico”

18/01/2017 - Radio Clásica - El Ojo Crítico

CD “MOUVEMENT” in the blog presented by José Luis Pérez de Arteaga in Radio Clásica “El Ojo Crítico”. Minuts 12:10- 16:23

INTERVIEW IN RADIO CLASICA-LA DARSENA-

18/12/2016 - RADIO CLÁSICA

Interview in Radio Clásica (Spain) with Jesús Trujillo Talking about the latest CD “Mouvement”

 

SINFONIA DE LA MAÑANA-RADIO CLASICA

09/11/2016 - Radio Clásica

“María Martha Tango” bonus track de “M O U V E M E N T” In “Sinfonía de la Mañana” : Martín Llade

“La Dársena” RNE, Radio Clásica- Bouquet Festival 2015

07/06/2015 -

Pianist Maria Parra and guitarist Carmen Becerra have presented the third edition of Bouquet Festival of Tarragona in the “La Dársena ” program leaded by Jesús Trujillo.

 

LA DÁRSENA – RADIO CLÁSICA. INTERVIEW WITH MARÍA PARRA

30/01/2015 - RNE Radio Clasica

“La Dársena” and Jesús Trujillo welcomed pianist María Parra Peñafiel. María presented her first record -called “Rêverie”-, talked to us about her recital in Madrid and played some of the pieces in the CD for us.

 

VIAJE A ITACA RNE RADIO CLÁSICA

08/12/2014 - RNE Radio Clásica

RNE Radio Clásica program, presented by Carlos Matesanz and devoted to Schiller’s literature. “Rêverie” Kinderszenen were broadcasted in min. 37:00 of podcast.

 

 

PROGRAM “LOS CLÁSICOS” OF RADIO CLÁSICA: INTERVIEW WITH MARÍA PARRA

21/11/2014 - RNE Radio Clásica

Maria Parra: Rêverie. On the occasion of the festivity of St. Cecilia , Mikaela Vergara interviews pianist María Parra Peñafiel, with live performance from studio 206 included. María is presenting her album “Rêverie”, an autobiographical work with pieces by Schumann, Debussy, Albéniz , Granados and one of her own. Live performance of the following “musical rêverie” : Children Scenes, Op 15 (sel.), by Schumann . Children ‘s Corner, by Debussy (sel.). Evocation of Albéniz.

El Ojo Crítico

19/11/2014 - RNE Radio Clásica

José Luis Pérez de Arteaga comments the record “RÊVERIE” in “El Ojo Crítico” by RNE Radio Clásica

 

Interview in Tarragona Radio

26/08/2014 - Tarragona Radio

Interview on the occasion of the presentation of the CD “RÊVERIE”, by pianist María Parra in Tarragona Bouquet Festival, on August 30, 2014.(AMT label)

 

Interview with Maria Parra in “Jatardes”

30/06/2014 - Tarragona Radio

Interview entirely in Catalan on the occasion of the publishing of María Parra’s CD “Rêverie” with AMT label.

 

“Mouvement” recommended by Mikaela Vergara in spanish TV

19/01/2017 - RTVE La 2. Atención Obras

Mikaela Vergara, expert in classical Music, recommends “Mouvement” in spanish TV Program “Atención Obras” in RTVE La 2

 

Presentation of Bouquet Festival

08/06/2016 - TAC 12

Review of CD “Rêverie” on Spanish TV, in program “Atención Obras”

13/02/2015 - RTVE la 2 "Atención Obras"

Program “Atención Obras” on Spanish TV presented a short review of CD “Rêverie” by María Parra on Friday, February 13.

 

 

Interview with Maria Parra in “CICLES”, on TAC 12

02/06/2014 - Tac 12. Televisio Tarragona

interview (entirely in Catalan) to María Parra by Yolanda García , host of “Cycles”, program on TAC12 (Tarragona TV).

 

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