Carolina Estrada Bascuñana
DMA, BMus, MMus
Visiting teacher at the Tokyo University of the Arts, the Japanese Society of Spanish Piano Music (JSSPM) and the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation.
Dr. Estrada has also taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has been invited to lecture at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as the Universities of New York, Sydney, Melbourne, New England, Vilnius and Strasbourg. Dr Estrada is currently an independent researcher at the Hochschule der Kunste in Bern, Switzerland. (Full CV below).
Doctor of Musical Arts, Carolina Estrada has gained international recognition for her artistic research on twentieth-century music for piano. Recipient of many awards in national and international competitions, she was recently
Estrada regularly appears as a recitalist in Europe, Asia and Australia. Classical music of the twentieth-century is her repertoire of choice and dedication. Her concerts are regularly broadcasted by Spanish and foreign radio and television networks. Estrada has made many recordings for ABC, SBS, Australian and Spanish National Radios. In recent seasons, she has performed in many of the world’s major venues and festivals including Pau Casals Auditorium, Tokyo Yomiuri Otemachi Hall (Tokyo), Verbrugghen Hall (Sydney), AXA Concert Hall (Barcelona), the Tarragona Internacional Music Festival, the AIMS Summer Music Festival, the Barcelona Festival of Song, the FIMTE International Spanish Keyboard Music Festival and the International Festival of Spanish Music and Dance Encuentros Españoles in Sydney, among others. She opened the latest season of “The Art of Piano Performance” in Lysenko Concert Hall of the National Philarmonic of Ukraine (Kiev) and has been invited to perform in concert series in cities such as Sydney, New York, Tokyo and Berlin. She performed in Barcelona’s
Many composers worldwide have dedicated piano compositions to Estrada for example, Serge Muhle, Freek the Graaf and Erik Jan Eradus. Estrada has worked directly with many composers on the interpretation of their piano works: with Stephen Yates, Keyna Wilkins, Miguel Galvez Taroncher, Lucio Bruno Videla, Natalie Matias, Abraham Tena, Elisenda Fabregas, and Alvaro Bertrand, among others.
She has given the first world performances of many works by living composers including the Dutch premieres of Galvez’s
Dr Estrada was born in Barcelona, after completing her studies in her hometown, she was awarded the Agusti Pere
Estrada has taught in Europe, Asia and Australia. She has given courses and seminars at the Sultan Qaboos University, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Tokyo University of the Arts, the Bern University of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Music. Estrada’s expertise working in tertiary institutions on three different continents has made her easily adaptable to new environments. Her students have achieved outstanding success and have been major prize-winners in local, national and international competitions.