Mario Mora, pianist, teacher and communicator, has been hailed as “an excellent pianist” (Roberto San Juan, Mundo Clásico) and “a rising star of the piano who is already a brilliant soloist” (G. García-Alcalde, La Provincia). He has also been praised for the “sensitivity and mastery of his playing and phrasing” (Cristina Rodríguez, Docenotas), with one critic summing up a performance as follows: “he plays each note with an exquisite taste that makes listening to him a privilege” (Ana R. Colmenarejo, Scherzo).
He was awarded an MA with Distinction from London’s Royal Academy of Music, and also won the prize for best Master’s recital. He studied at the RAM with Professor Pascal Nemirovski, having been awarded a Krein Scholarship, as well as receiving sponsorship from Santander Universities UK.
Mora has won more than 30 national and international piano prizes including, notably, first prizes at the Making Music Awards for Young Concert Artists (UK), Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition (France), Infanta Cristina Piano Competition/Loewe-Hazen Awards and Juventudes Musicales de España Competition (Spain), among others. He now performs regularly as a concert pianist in Europe, America and Asia, including appearances in the Jóvenes Intérpretes de la Fundación Scherzo series and at the Fundación Juan March, Teatros del Canal and Teatro Monumental, all in Madrid, as well as at the Granada International Festival of Music and Dance and Toronto Summer Music Festival; the Palau de la Música in Valencia; London’s Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Steinway Hall; and Hongtai Concert Hall in Xiamen.
As a soloist, he has performed with the Orquesta de Radio Televisión Española, Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Valencia, Orquesta Sinfónica Verum, Kingston Philharmonia, Lichfield Sinfonia, Dulwich Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Alma Viva, among many others. As a chamber musician, he has been invited to play with such ensembles as the Navarra Quartet, Dudok Quartet Amsterdam, Cuarteto Matrice and Carducci String Quartet.