KLASSIEK@WEST: GIMÉNEZ & NARANJO
Víctor Naranjo (piano)
He finished his bachelor’s degree with Pr. Alexander Kandelaki obtaining Cum laude score in his final exam and the Extraordinary Prize of end of career.He has received masterclasses from Pascal Nemirovsky, Marta Gulyas, Claudio M. Mehner, Miguel A. Chavaldas, Nino Kereselidze, Boris Berman, Aleksandar Madžar, Boris Giltburg, Enrico Pace, among others.
As a soloist, he has been awarded in many national and international competitions as Infanta Cristina (Madrid, Spain), Ciudad de San Sebastián (San Sebastián, Spain), Cidade do Fundão (Fundao, Portugal), Santa Cecilia (Oporto, Portugal), Vrienden Cultuur Prijs (Tilburg, Holanda). He has performed in many concert venues in cities as Helsinborg (Sweden), Copenhague, (Dinamarca), Tilburg Theater (Holanda), Teatro Real (Madrid), Vallée du Tarn (France).
During his studies, he has received scholarships from Juventudes Musicales of Madrid, A.González Foundation, MAPFRE Guanarteme Foundation, as well as the Jacques Vonk Foundation, this last one given as the best incoming master’s student to the
Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Since October of 2019, he enjoys a Grotrian Steinweg grand piano from The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation. Nowadays, he is studying in the master’s programme at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with Pr. David Kuyken.
Carlos Giménez (saxophone)
After having obtained the master’s degree in classical interpretation of the saxophone at the university of arts, Het conservatorium van Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, with professor Arno Bornkamp, now Carlos is doing an post- grade in saxophone. During his years of study he has been awarded in several international competitions in Spain, Italy, China and Germany on several occasions. In 2015 he was selected to be part of the orchestra of winds of the European Union for a European tour. During all this time he has received masterclasses from professors such as N.Sugawa, Claude Delangle, JD Michat and many others.
Committed to integrate the saxophone into a more classical circle, Carlos collaborates with the Dutch opera company The Fat Lady Operagroup, where they introduce the saxophone into the operatic work of any opera, performing music from other centuries where the saxophone was not invented. He is currently part of several chamber music groups, performing performs in venues such as Royal Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.
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