Enriqueta Somarriba, Piano
Spanish pianist Enriqueta Somarriba Yravedra has performed in Europe and the United States, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Performances include appearances in Carnegie Hall in New York, Unity temple of Chicago, Castle d’Ursel in Antwerp (Belgium) and National Auditorium of Madrid (Spain), among others. She appeared as a soloist with the Andres Segovia Orchestra in the presence of the Queen Sofia of Spain, and other orchestras in her native Spain. In addition, Ms. Somarriba has made recordings for the Spanish National Radio and 98.7 WFMT Chicago and has been awarded first prizes in national and international competitions.
She has also taken part in several master classes with Andrei Gavrilov, Dina Yoffé, Joaquín Soriano, Akiko Ebi, Jorge Federico Osorio and Gilbert Kalish, among others, and has participated in music festivals such as the Euro Music Festival in Leipzig and International Piano Festival in Spain.
Scholarship recipient of Juventudes Musicales of Madrid, Mutua Madrileña and AIE (Society of Spanish Artists and Performers), Ms. Somarriba studied with Solomon Mikowsky at the Chicago College of Performing Arts and Manhattan School of Music. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree with Min Kwon at Mason Gross School of the Arts in Rutgers University.