Joel Gester - Pianist

Joel Gester

Piano performer, music teacher composer and baritone.

Professional Experience

Private lessons

2014 - Present

Experience in a wide age range (8-60), teaching in Madrid and Amsterdam.

Methodology formation

2016-2018

Workshop introduction at CvA (Conservatorium van Amsterdam): Supervised lessons and a course on workshops with children in the period 2016-2018

Projects with diversity

2013

Participated and leaded projects with adults with mental disabilities, as music teacher in the organisation Medis5 (Stockholm) in 2013 and as musician in various theatre performances in Taller Rafael (Madrid), a similar organisation

Artistically

Quinteto del Diablo & more

Pianist at this quintet with main influences in Argentinian tango music, established 2015, and that has developed to work with further Art disciplines.

“The Devil on the Dance Floor”: performance resulting from a collaboration between Quinteto del Diablo and dancer Goda Žukauskaitė, active since 2018.

Upcoming events (2019): Café Theater Festival Utrecht (7-9 March) and NJO Summer Festival (2-18 August).

Performed in various venues in Madrid (National Auditory, Teatros del Canal, Sala Galileo) and in the Netherlands mainly with his Chamber music trios and quartets.

Baritone

2016-2017

Alba Vocal Quartet, with activity in the period 2016-2017, performing at various venues in the Netherlands.

2015-2018

Bass/Baritone at the Sweelinck Kamerkoor in the period 2015-2018, participating in projects such as Master Classes with conductor Daniel Reuss (2015) and with the Sweelinck Barokorkest (2016).

Performance Awards

First prizes at Adolfo Salazar Conservatory in piano solo competition, elected to play for Lang Lang, and won twice the Conservatory Chamber Music competition

Performed in various venues in Madrid (National Auditory, Sala Galileo, Teatros del Canal) and in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Hague, Alkmaar, Wageningen)

Scholarship for musicians studying abroad from the Regional Government of Madrid for the period 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

Other Qualifications

2013

Own compositions performed by the Quinteto del Diablo in the performance “The Devil on the Dance Floor”, and a Trio performed in 2013 in the National Auditory in Madrid.

2013-2015

Theatre experience as actor in the period 2013-2015 with the company “Cuentos Para Perros”

2012

Contact with pop music: playing in various projects and groups since 2012, including his actual formation in Madrid “Los Inestables” (electric bass).

Studies

Conservatories

2015-2019

Conservatorium van Amsterdam: Bachelor in Classical Piano, from 2015 to 2019, with Professor David Kuyken

2011-2015

Conservatorio Profesional Adolfo Salazar (Madrid) 2011-2015: pre-bachelor (middle) piano studies between with teacher Eva Alcázar

2010

Masterclasses with Lang Lang, Washington García (Austin University), Pascal Devoyon (Berlin University), Ramón Coll and Frank van de Laar

Languages

Spanish 80%
Swedish 80%
English 80%
Dutch 60%

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