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Antonio García Egea (Spain)

- Violin Professor - Conservatory of Music of Murcia (Spain)
- Violin soloist with Murcia Sinfonic orquestra, Elche sinfonic Orquestra, Cartagena, Sinfonic Orquestra, Il Concerto académico, Terrassa 48 Sinfonic Orquestra, among others.
- Violinist in Valencia Opera House for 5 years

- Worked with conductors: Valery Gergiev,  Vladimir Jurowski, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Plácido Domingo, George Pretre, Riccardo Chailly, Meir Wellber, Nicola Luisotti, among others.

"I would like to state that the violinist Antonio García Egea demonstrates a great capacity as an
instrumentalist and artist. His discipline and dedication augur an excellent career (...) for all
these reasons, I am pleased to express my warm recognition of his qualities as an artist and I
recommend him to assume musical competitions at the highest level
." (Plácido Domingo, 2015).

Antonio García Egea was born in Cieza (Murcia) in 1989. He began his musical studies at the conservatory of his
hometown, under the tutelage of Ms. Concepción Fernández, and later, at the Conservatory of
Music of Murcia with Mr. Vicente Cobacho and Mr. Joaquín Palomares. Subsequently, he studied
for a master's degree at the prestigious Mozarteum University of Salzburg, and at the Royal
Conservatory of Brussels. He also receives advice from the pedagogue Boris Kuschnir.

These years mark the evolution of his violin career, winning first prizes in the competitions of
Molina de Segura, International Festival of Youth Orchestras, and the national competition for
young performers "Ciudad de Xátiva" in which he is also awarded the scholarship of the

With only 21 years old, and during 5 seasons he plays in the prestigious Orquesta de la
Comunidad Valenciana del Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, co-directed by Lorin Maazel and Zubin
Metha, through which parade the most prominent personalities of the direction, both in
symphonic concerts and opera performances.

He has been under the direction of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, George Pretre, Riccardo
Chailly, Vladimir Jurowski, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Omer Meir Wellber, Nicola Luisotti,
Plácido Domingo, among others.

He has recorded with the Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana the opera Bohème, conducted
by Ricardo Chailly; Onegin by Tchaikovsky; arias by G. Verdi interpreted by Plácido Domingo;
"Paris Mon amour" interpreted by Sonya Yoncheva, etc.

Among his successes as a performer, it is worth mentioning those obtained as soloist of the
Brahms Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia: "...Antonio García Egea,
who at 21 years of age has shown himself to be one of the unquestionable talents of violin
performance" (Octavio De Juan, 2011), and of Mozart's Concerto No. 3 K. 216 with Il Concerto
Accademico ".... García Egea is a musician with a powerful and very clean sound. (...) He
responded with a deep reading, dense at times, with powerful cadences and an exceptional
sound” (Artaza, 2018).

Lately, he has been distinguished by the Pro Music Association of Murcia as "Pro Musician of the
The year 2012" for his career as a musician in the soloist and chamber music field, and has obtained
the 2012 scholarship of the year from the Galindo Foundation of Calasparra.

In August 2015 he obtained a position, by competitive examination, in the Bilbao Symphony
Orchestra, and recently, he has won, by competitive examination, the position of Professor of
violin at the Conservatory of Music of Murcia. In addition, he is guest Concertmaster of the
Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia.

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