As a composer,
“To celebrate Granados’ centenary, in June 2016, Estrada gave a recital at the Biblioteca de Catalunya on the Pleyel that had been Granado’s piano – an instrument over a hundred years old, that needs a special care to be played on. And she did a wonderful recital, including the “première” in Spain of a piece for piano and baritone, based on aMarita Gomis. Eusebio Bertrand’s grand-daughter
sonetoby Dante, that Granados dedicated to my grand-father, Eusebio Bertrand Serra (a dear friend of Granados, and amateur musician, playing ‘cello and singing with a baritone voice. Besides, my grand-mother, María Mercedes Mata, had been a piano student of Granados). Most interesting to be able to listen to a “small” piece of music. But very significant – in these small pieces, with no importance, dedicated to friends, deep musical conception comes to life. Carolina’s interest in this small work shows her deep interest in music and composition. Among the audience: a grand-daughter of Enrique Granados, and several grand-children of Eusebio Bertrand. Carolina Estrada has been working and researching for many years. She is a hard worker and works with a purpose. Going in-depth in what could be considered as “small niches”, which are the ones to sustain a bigger musical structure”.
“Spanish-born concert pianist Carolina Estrada presents Song of the Stars,Instituto Cervantes, Sydney
an historicalevent featuring the Australian Premiere of two masterworks by the Spanish composer Enrique Granados: Cant de les Estrellesy Escena Religiosa. Cant de lesEstrelles [Song of the Stars], comparable to a virtuoso piano concerto with choir and organ instead of orchestra, was lost for almost one hundred years and recently found by the eminent American musicologist Walter Aaron Clark, director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California. The Australian Premiere of Cant de lesEstrelles will be performed by pianist Carolina Estrada, organist Jim Abraham, the Manly-Warringah Choir and Coro Austral under the direction of Dr.Carlos Alvarado and the collaboration of Margot McLaughlin”.
World premiere of Wilkins’ El Amor Brujo
Arrangement for three pianos by Keyna Wilkins in Australia. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney.