Born in Barcelona, Alba Ventura made her debut as a concert soloist at the age of thirteen with the Orquestra de Cadaqués conducted by Sir N. Marriner in San Sebastian and at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid. Her career as an international soloist has since taken her to the grandest international stages such as the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican and St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Cité de la Musique in Paris and the Svetlanovsky Hall in Moscow and the most important Spanish concert halls. Her international activity has also taken her to perform in the USA, Colombia, Argentina, New Zealand and China. Ventura has collaborated with conductors such as Antonini, Harth-Bedoya, Hogwood, Mas, Oue, Pons, Ros Marbà and Vásary, and performed with prestigious orchestras such as the Philharmonia, the Hallé, London Mozart Players, the Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, as well as the main Spanish orchestras.
Alba Ventura is in addition a devoted chamber musician and has worked together with Brodsky, Takacs and Casals quartets, violinists Boris Belkin, Gordan Nikolic, Leticia Moreno, Tai Murray and Lina Tur Bonet, violist Isabel Villanueva and cellists David Cohen and Astrig Siranossian. Alba won the international auditions of the Young Concert Artist Trust (YCAT), was selected for the Rising Stars programme promoted by ECHO (European Concert Halls Organitzation) and has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Rosebowl by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the IMPULSA prize by the Fundació Príncep de Girona and the Albéniz Medal by the Fundació Isaac Albéniz.
After a long period of inactivity in the studio, in 2016 she launched her previous album, Études, a selection of twenty études from Czerny to Rautavaara and was applauded by critics.
In the last summer of 2019 Alba Ventura started recording her new work, the recording of the Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas, in her first volume, which she now releases.
Alba is professor at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona.
Preview (30 seconds)
Sonata in C Major, K. 545: I. Allegro
Sonata in G Major, K. 283: I. Allegro
Sonata in C Major, K. 545: II. Andante
Sonata in G Major, K. 283: II. Andante
Sonata in C Major, K. 545: III. Rondo
Sonata in G Major, K. 283: III. Presto
Sonata in F Major, K. 280: I. Allegro Assai
Sonata in C Major, K. 279: I. Allegro
Sonata in F Major, K. 280: II. Adagio
Sonata in C Major, K. 279: II. Andante
Sonata in F Major, K. 280: III. Presto
Sonata in C Major, K. 279: III. Allegro
Sonata in D Major, K. 311: I. Allegro con Spirito
Sonata in A Major, K. 331: I. Andante Grazioso
Sonata in D Major, K. 311: II. Andante con Espressione
Sonata in A Major, K. 331: II. Menuetto
Sonata in D Major, K. 311: III. Rondeau (Allegro)
Sonata in A Major, K. 331: III. Alla Turca (Allegretto)