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© Silvia Aguilera 2019

 

Currently residing in Barcelona, she began studying piano at the age of ten in her hometown of Monzón (Huesca, Spain). When she was seventeen, she was accepted into the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona (Professor Carmen Vilá Fassier). Pilar obtained a Degree in Piano Performance with a grant given by the aforementioned center and, following that, a Master's Degree in Musical Interpretation and Research (Universidad Internacional de Valencia) with the highest grades. Throughout her academic career, she has received guidance from numerous artists, such as Elizabeth Sombart, Jordi MoraPaul Badura-Skoda, Almudena Cano, Antoni Besses, Carmen Bravo, Cristina Bruno, Alfred Herzog, Alan Weiss or Brenno Ambrosini.

 

As a soloist, she has been invited to play at the Théâtre de Beaulieu and the Salle Paderewski (Lausanne), the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices (Geneva), the Yehudi Menuhin Forum (Bern), the Fundación Juan March (Madrid), the Auditori (Barcelona), the Ateneul Roman (Bucharest) as well as the Palais des Congrès Dbayeh and the Bâtiment Wafic Rida Saïd (Beyrouth), among others. She has given concerts with the Orchester Symphonique National in Lebanon, the Camerata Regală in Romania, the Orquestra de Cambra de l'Empordà, the Orquestra de Cambra de Vic, the Orquestra de la UPF de Barcelona and the Orquestra del Conservatori d’Igualada with the conductors Jordi Mora, Diego Miguel-Urzanqui, Pierre Vallet and Walid Moussalem. Pilar has also appeared on Radio Nacional de España, Ràdio Catalunya Música, Aragón TV, BTV, Télé Liban and Trinitas Tv.

 

Her interest for chamber music leads her to play regularly with Yana Tsanova, Carmen Vilà Fassier, Marina Comas or Sergio Guarné and with various chamber ensembles, such as the Neroli Trio or the Trio Clara Schumann. She also develops a pedagogical role as a piano accompanist in orchestral conducting and performance courses with maestros like Douglas ProsserLluís Claret or Jordi Mora. Her repertoire extends from the Baroque period to the present day. Pilar had the honour of premiering in her home country, Spain, Schulz's hourglass by the English composer Owen Leech, and Invitació al somni by the Catalan composer Feliu Gasull, with the GTR theatre company, conducted by Ignasi Tomàs.

 

Following a meeting with the pianist Elizabeth Sombart in 2006, she was named head of the of the Fondation Résonnance (Switzerland) in Spain.  Since then, she dedicates a considerable part of her time  to "offer classical music in places where there is none", and to actively collaborate in the research and dissemination of the phenomenology of music.