Rosalía Gómez Lasheras
Fellowship Holder of the Thuringian Postdoc Program For Young Female Scientists and Artists
Rosalía Gómez Lasheras, born in 1994, started piano lessons aged 5 under María José Cerviño and Alexander Gold. She subsequently completed her Bachelor’s degree, under Alan Weiss, at the Utrecht Conservatory, and did her Master’s in Performance and her soloist’s Diploma at the University of Music Basel, under Claudio Martínez Mehner and Anton Kernjak.
Her interest in historical keyboard instruments started in the Netherlands, where she had cembalo lessons from Siebe Henstra. This continued at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where she studied fortepiano, under Edoardo Torbianelli, and the cembalo, under Andreas Bötticher. In addition, she is in regular contact with musicians like Amandine Beyer, Kennedy Moretti, Iason Marmaras, Sergio Azzolini, Rita Wagner and Ferenc Rados, who have all had an influence on her. She has also participated in masterclasses with Menahem Pressler, Dimitri Bashkirov, Andras Schiff and Elisabeth Leonskaja.
After she won the Young Pianist Foundation Competition in Amsterdam (2013), she made her debuts in the Sälen and Concertgebouw Amsterdam (2013), Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht (2015), Palau de la Música Catalana (2015), Cairo Opera House (2016), Konzerthaus Dortmund (2018) and the Herkulessaal in Munich (2018), as well as other venues in Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Egypt and the USA.
By collaborating with conductors, like Philippe Herreweghe and Dima Slovodeniuk, and orchestras such as Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquesta Presjovem, deOrkestacademie, Orquesta Gaos, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Nederlands Jonge Orkest, Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, Sinfónica de Galicia, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonieorchester Basel, she has gained extensive experience as a soloist.
She has worked with specialists in historical performance practice, like Kristian Bezuidenhout, Malcolm Bilson, Christoph Coin, Olivier Fourés, Chiara Banchini and Clive Brown. She has ties with the Fondation Royaumont and La Nouvelle Athéne centres for early keyboard instruments and has appeared in early music concert series, such as the Festival Espazos Sonoros, Jagthuis Fortepiano Weekend, Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe and Musica Antica da Camera.
Her passion for the history of musical aesthetics has led her to experiment with a broad range of instruments, from baroque keyboards through to electronic ones. Her most recent projects include the Debussy’s preludes, in their entirety, on grand pianos from the early 20th Century, her ‘Hommage an Clara Schumann’ (‘Homage to Clara Schumann’) on Romantic fortepianos and her ‘Ricercare’ programme, where she demonstrates how composers, from Frescobaldi to Ligeti, pushed the boundaries of the tonal system by using chromaticism. Furthermore, she is frequently involved in festivals for contemporary music and has given global premières of works by well-regarded composers such as A. Frank, E. Schoenberger or G. F. Haas.
She regularly collaborates with an array of chamber music ensembles. She has won prizes for her duet with the violinist Antonio Viñuales, at the BOG Duo Competition and the Orpheus Chamber Music Competition. She has been invited to participate at the Storioni Festival, the Delft Chamber Music Festival, the Shiermonnikoog Chamber Music Festival, the Clásicos de Verano, the Musikdorf Ernen, the Swiss Chamber Music Festival and the Wissembourg Chamber Music Festival, among others.
She has received support from institutions such as Diputación de la Coruña, Juventudes Musicales de España, the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund and the DOMS Foundation. In 2015, the newspaper El Correo Gallego gave her the title of Galician of the Year for ‘her impressive career and her outstanding artistic maturity’.