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Isidro Barrio (Piano)

Born: 1945 (?) - Madrid, Spain

The Spanish pianist. Isidro Barrio, studied music at Real Concervatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid (Madrid Royal Conservatory), and then under Bulgarian-born French pianist Alexis Weissenberg and Italian pianist-conductor Carlo Zecchi.

Isidro Barrio rose to fame in Europe after releasing a series of CD's that featured works by Spanish composer Antonio Soler, and established a solid reputation through his interpretation of the Goldberg Variations (BWV 988), which exploded the classical stereotype of J.S. Bach, featuring uninhibited tempo from extremely slow and elegant aria to high-speed and raging variations.

In February 2009, Isidro Barrio made his recital debut in Japan at Sumida Triphony Hall in Kinshicho in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, playing his unique interpretation and soulful performance of Goldberg Variations (BWV 988), and the Sonatas by Antonio Soler, one of Barrio's Spanish specialties.


Source: Japan Times Website (2009)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2009)

Isidro Barrio: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Links to other Sites

Isidro Barrio - Pianista-Director (Official Website) [Spanish/English]

A variation on a Bach classic (The Japan Times)

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