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Biography Marina Rodríguez
Marina Rodríguez was born in Sant Vicenç de Castellet (Barcelona) and studied at Barcelona’s Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música. She furthered her studies at international courses in both Spain and France and was prize-winner at several piano and chamber music awards.
Her professional activity ranges from chamber music and solo piano performances to collaborations with orchestras, recordings, publications, musical research and small-format music-based theatre performances.
As a pianist, she has released three CDs and has collaborated as invited soloist on other albums. She has also directed postproduction for several other recordings.
She has performed on numerous occasions for Radio Nacional de España, Catalunya Ràdio, Catalunya Música, TV3, Canal 33, TV1, TV2 and Südwest Rundfunk.
She published the piano book Pianòries 1 for Dinsic, Barcelona in 2002.
Her poems have been set to music and performed in concert and in 2003 her cantata Castell Còsmic (Cosmic Castle), scored by Joan Josep Gutiérrez, was premiered at Sant Cugat’s Teatre-Auditori.
Noteworthy are her performances with José de Udaeta and Belén Cabanes at the Würth Museum, the Ludwigsburg Festival, the Aalto Opera (Essen), the Berlin Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Staatstheater Opera (Stuttgart), Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Expo 2000 (Hannover), Teatro Libero (Palermo), Sociedad Filarmónica (Bilbao), Palau de la Música (València), Floriade 2002 (Holland), Festival de la Porta Ferrada (Sant Feliu de Guíxols), Festival Isaac Albéniz 2002 (Camprodon) and Festival de Flamenco de Jerez 2004. At the Jerez festival the company was awarded the prestigious Critics’ Award.
As soloist and in duo, she has performed at venues such as the Sitges International Theatre Festival (Barcelona), the Palau de la Música (Barcelona), the Caja de Madrid, Festival de Música del segle XX at the Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), Ateneu Barcelonès (Barcelona), Festival Grec (Barcelona), Fundación Juan March (Madrid), Festival Chopin (Valldemossa), Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea (Bogotá) etc.
She has collaborated with several orchestras such as the Filharmonia de Cambra de Barcelona, the Orquestra del Teatre Lliure, the Simfonietta Porta Ferrada and the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya at both the Gran Teatre del Liceu and L’Auditori (Barcelona).
In 2007, the Auditory of Barcelona, ask her for a concert dedicated to children and called Girasons. Since 2008 this concert has been played in Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom and Germany. And, as always, it is going to be performed in Barcelona in 2012. It was elected by the International Festival Teatralia.
In 2010 she published Spanish Piano Music, a disc for Ars harmònica/la mà de Guido and she has just recorded another one dedicated to Albéniz which was shown in Barcelona Music Museum with the piano of the composer.
In 2010 she got her degree in French philology from Autònoma University of Barcelona.