Mario Mora (Cuenca, Spain, 1989) is a concert pianist who graduated with honours in Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the Royal Madrid Conservatory. He currently combines his career as a concert pianist with his Postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In recent years Mario has been awarded first prize in the Permanent Competition of Juventudes Musicales of Spain, Gerona (2012), second prize in the Piano Section of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artist Competition, UK (2012), first prize in the III International Piano Competition of Lagny, France (2011) and first prize in the Infanta Cristina Piano Competition, Spain (2010). These awards follow many earlier first prizes in national and international competitions. Mario has given concerts and recitals in Austria, France, Italy, England and several Spanish cities, taking part in festivals such as the “Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza de Granada” and “Fundacion Botin de Santander”, in tours with AIE and “Juventudes Musicales” among others and also in CD recordings. Some of his performances have been recorded by Classic Radio of RNE and television. He regularly collaborates with the music producer Eurodelta Music, making recordings for TV.
Mario made his debut as soloist with the Cuenca Youth Orchestra when he was only 15 years old. He has played with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Professional Conservatory of Music of Cuenca, the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE), and recently with the Madrid Youth Orchestra (JORCAM). He completed his studies in the Conservatory of Music in Cuenca with Prof. José M. Martínez Toledo, achieving the Extraordinary Piano Prize, with the highest qualifications. He then completed with Honours the undergraduate degree in Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the RCSMM (Royal Conservatoire of Music of Madrid) with Dr. Elena Orobio. He also achieved the Extraordinary Prize End of Course with his research entitled “Johannes Brahms. His musical style. Contradiction in the theories about his musical conservatism”.
Currently Mario is a postgraduate student of Pascal Nemirovski at the Royal Academy of Music in London, preparing for a Master of Arts in Piano Performance, supported by Santander Universities UK.