An internationally renowned soloist, Carles Marín has given recitals in some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals, such as the Salzburg Festival (Grosser Saal and Viener Saal of the Mozarteum), Concertgebauw in Amsterdam, Le Doelen in Rotterdam, Salle Cortot and l’ UNESCO in Paris, Salle Gotique in Brussels, Florence Festival, Seymour Center of Sydney, Teatro Nacional de Panamá, Festival del Mediterri (Palau de Les Arts), Festival “Rafael Orozco” of Córdoba, Auditorio Manuel de Falla of Granada, Palau de la Música Catalana, Palau de la Música of Valencia, Fundación Juan March of Madrid, Festival d’Echternatch- Luxembourg or Festival di Lucca, among others.
He has performed as soloist with important orchestras, such as the orchestras of the Comunidad Valenciana and the Palau de Les Arts, Córdoba, Valencia, Andrés Segovia and Reina Sofía de Madrid, Mahler Chamber Soloists, Moonwinds, Castilla y León or Rotterdam Ensemble. After being introduced in his youth by Maestro Miguel Ángel Gómez-Martínez with Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto, he has performed under important conductors such as Jordi Bernácer, Max Bragado, Sborljub Dinic, Enrique García Asensio, Omer Meir Wellber, Juan Luis Martínez, Francisco Valero Terribas or Josep Vicent, among others.
An active chamber musician, he collaborates with a large number of artists, such as the clarinettists José Franch-Ballester, Joan Enric Lluna and Olivier Patey, the violinists Giorgji Dimcheski, Vicente Huerta and Jesús Reina, the violist Josep Puchades, the cellists Lluís Claret, Rafal Jezierski and Asier Polo, as well as with the piccolo Francisco Varoch and the Zilliacus-Persson-Raitinen Trio, among many others.
His “Paraphrasis on Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries”, published by Boileau de Barcelona, has been unanimously applauded since its composition in 2013. It has recently been distributed by the official Steinway & Sons website, which has multiplied its international popularity.
He has won prizes in more than forty piano competitions, such as the Mozarteum Academy and Scarlatti Preis in Salzburg, Baltic in Poland, Panama City, Cittá di Marsala, Vianna da Mota in Lisbon, José Iturbi in Valencia, Flame in Paris, Manuel de Falla in Granada, Virtuoso Prize in Rotterdam, Ibiza, Yamaha Foundation of Europe, Madrid or Frechilla-Zuloaga, among others. His celebrated CD Piano Fire (Nîbius label, 2016), has been awarded the Melómano de Oro and was disc of the month in Ritmo.
Although he has maintained a constant pedagogical activity for more than two decades, his agenda has been more intensely focused on this facet in recent years, mainly as a professor at the Alfonso X El Sabio University in Madrid. He is currently professor of piano in the High Specialization Programme of the Escuela Internacional Musical Arts Madrid (MAM), as well as Academic and Artistic Advisor of this institution. He is also regularly invited to give masterclasses in different European cities, as well as permanent professor at the Sardoal Piano Meeting (Portugal), at the Alta Formazione Pianistica Courses of the Accademia Musicale Europea (Naples, Italy) and at Xàbia’s Moon International Piano Festival, of which he is also Artistic Director. In the next academic year 2021/2022 he will join the teaching staff of the prestigious Miami International Piano Festival Academy, invited by its founder, the visionary pianist and pedagogue Giselle Brodsky, who is also Carles Marín’s mentor.
He has also worked with other important figures in his training, such as Joaquín Achúcarro and, more recently, Edna Golandsky, who has provided him with a wealth of information about the Taubman Approach. He has also received advice from Alicia de Larrocha and Zubin Mehta.
His repertoire is rich and versatile, as well as committed to contemporary music, having given world premieres of works by different composers who have dedicated works to him, such as César Cabedo, Raúl Carrión, Miguel Gironés and Andrés Valero.
He is currently a member of the Commission of the Iturbi International Piano Competition of Valencia, as Artistic Advisor, under the direction of the distinguished Maestro Joaquín Achúcarro.