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MÓNICA CÁRDENAS

COMPOSER /PIANIST

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Years of dedication and work on European and Latin American stages, both solo - piano and chamber music make place to Mónica Cárdenas between Latin American pianists with great international career.

She is also a composer of the contemporary classical genre since a few years ago, where she has already made her place among the most outstanding composers of the 21st century.

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Years of dedication and work on European and Latin American stages, both solo - piano and chamber music make place to Mónica Cárdenas between Latin American pianists with great international career.

She is also a composer of the contemporary classical genre since a few years ago, where she has already made her place among the most outstanding composers of the 21st century.

This phase as a composer has led her to receive distinctions and award, such as the "Honorable Mention" at the 2. World Championship in Composition 2021 in Austria and the Gold Medal at the Global Music Awards 2021.

Her compositions are for solo piano, chamber music, symphonic, for theater and are performed in USA, Europe and Latin America; she is frequently invited to participate in Festivals and Master Piano Classes.

In Brazil, her "Marinera" Wind Trio was premiered (09 - 2015) and same work was performed on the Clarinet Bass Festival at the University of Rio de Janeiro under the direction of Maestro Thiago Tavares (12 - 2015).

In 2018, she was invited by the University of Riverside, California to give a conference and concert about her style of composition.

In 2019 she is invited by the Jacobs School of Music (University of Indiana, USA) to present her compositional style in a Lecture - recital.

She was co-founder of Cárdenas Trío with whom she performed in concerts for more than two decades in many places. Among the recordings of the Trio is one of the last CD called "Labyrinth" where they interpret classical music of Brazilian composers such as Villa-Lobos, Nazareth, Mignone.

In 2015 Mónica recorded "Anikousto": works for flute and piano, where she performed her sonata "Festejo en Sueños".

In 2020 Mónica will introduce "Influence", a piece for string orchestra in the works of the CD "Espiral" with the production of Ibs Classical, the conductor Alejandro Muñoz and the chamber orchestra Camerata Gala from Cordoba, Spain. https://ibsclassical.es/product/espiral/

Her latest production in 2021 is the CD "10 Preludes and Fugues of Latin America", on which she plays the piano herself. In this work there is also her sonata "Herencia" and the production was done in Germany with the Tonada VP label.

Mónica Cárdenas is Peruvian - Spanish, began her piano studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima and then at the Tchaikovsky Conservatories in Kiew and Moscow.

In 2019 she obtained the Fellowship Diploma equivalent to Master's degree in composition from West London University.

She currently lives in Germany where she develops an intense activity as a pianist and composer.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DUOS
→ "Festejo en sueños" Sonata for Flute and Piano, 2014 - 2015
→ "Le Triste" for Bassetthorn & Piano, 2017 (other formations for Violin & Piano, Violoncello & Piano, Flute & Piano, Basson & Piano)
→ "Mis Recuerdos" for Flute & Piano, 2016 (other formations for Violin & Piano, Bass Clarinet & Piano, Viola & Piano)
→ "Acuarela de Lima", Guitar and Piano, 2019
en.monica-cardenas.de TRIOS
→ "Marinera", Flute, Oboe, Basson, 2012 (also for 3 Bass Clarinet)
en.monica-cardenas.de QUARTETS
→ "My Roots", String Quartet, 2009
→ "Malecón Armendáriz" Bossa, Guitar Quartet, 2013
→ "Recuerdos de Lima", Waltz, Guitar Quartet, 2013
→ "Nastrajenje", for 3 Bass Clarinets and Piano, 2015
→ "The South", String Quartet, 2018
en.monica-cardenas.de SEXTET
→ "Influence", String Sextet, 2013
en.monica-cardenas.de CHORUS
→ "He was born" Chorus a cappella, 2012
en.monica-cardenas.de CLARINET
→ "Dunas", for Solo Clarinet, 2021
en.monica-cardenas.de PIANO
→ "Limeñísima", Triptych for Piano, 2013
1. "Pregón y Festejo"
2. "Emilia y Cholo"
3. "Correteando Lima"
→ "La Gris", Triptych for Piano, 2017
1. "Tondereando"
2. "Landojazzeando"
3. "Marineando"
→ Fusionado, 2017
→ "Herencia", Sonata for Piano 2019
→ "10 Preludes and Fugues of Latin America, 2019 - 20
en.monica-cardenas.de ORCHESTER
→ "Story", Suite for Violin and Orchestra, 2017 - 2018
→ "Influence", String Orchestra, 2013
en.monica-cardenas.de PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT
→ "Max und Moritz" - History in 7 Pranks, Piano accompaniment, 2015
en.monica-cardenas.de LATIN JAZZ
→ Hommage to Filomeno Ormeño
1. Moderno y Festejo, 2012
2. Causa y Zapateo, 2012
3. Con Gorrito, 2012
4. Panalivio para Filo, 2013
5. Danzón de la paloma, 2013
6. Emilia y Cholo, 2013

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