Carlos Marín Rayo is a Spanish pianist described by specialized press as a “rising talent” and a musician of “powerful technic, refined musicality and surprising musical maturity”. He is currently studying under the guidance of Frank van de Laar at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam and also studies performance on historical fortepianos with Olga Pashchenko. Carlos has also received occasional lessons and seminars with maestros Enrico Pace, Ramón Coll and Eldar Nebolsin, to name a few. At 11 he received the first prize at the Hazen-Arturo Soria Competition and has been since awarded in many occasions, amongst them, first prizes at the “Ciudad de Albacete – Jeunesses Musicales” (2016) competition, “Euterpe International Piano Competition” (2016) in Corato (Italy) and the “Marisa Montiel – Ciudad de Linares” competition (2018). He was recently awarded the 2nd prize, as well as the audience prize and several special prizes at the prestigious Young Pianist Foundation Competition in Amsterdam (2019).
He recently performed together with legendary artist Maria Joao Pires in two concerts at the Belgais Center for the Arts in Portugal.
He has performed extensively in Spain’s most important venues, such as Auditorio Nacional, Teatros del Canal and Fundación Juan March in Madrid and Palau de la Música in Valencia. Additionally, he has performed in major venues of countries like Portugal (Teatro Sao Carlos, Centro Cultural de Belem), The Netherlands (Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, De Doelen in Rotterdam, etc.), Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the United States, Australia, etc.
As a soloist, he has played concerti by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and more, with ensembles such as the Orquesta Ciudad de Almería, Conservatorium van Amsterdam Orchestra and Joven Orquesta de Córdoba.
He has recorded for TVE, RNE and many local networks.