Mauricio Vallina is an international concert pianist living in Brussels. After graduating in Havana, his native city, with a Gold Diploma, Mauricio Valllina achieved a solid formation at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Master of Fine Arts), the Madrid Royal Conservatory and the Como International Piano Foundation.He has been a top prize-winner of national and international piano competitions where prominent musicians have recognised his gift of individuality. His name is found in the public list of the most prestigious graduate of the Moscow Conservatory.
The essential guidance and influence of Roberto Urbay, Henrietta Mirvis, Irina Plotnikova, Joaquin Soriano, Alicia de Larrocha, Dimitri Bashkirov, Fou Tsong, Zenaida Manfugás and Martha Argerich, brought an extraordinary dimension to his artistry.
With a significant critical acclaim Mauricio Vallina opened the Martha Argerich Project Lugano Festival 2007 performing Lutoslawsky Paganini Variations with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and successfully performed Mac Dowell second piano concerto with the Orchestre Philarmonique de Liège at the opening concert of their Festival Amériques (january 2008).
During the Martha Argerich Project at Lugano Festival 2009, Mauricio Vallina performed in piano duo together with Martha Argerich a memorable version of Liszt's Don Juan and in 2010 he mainly in Chopin and Schumann.
Mauricio Vallina performs at many of the greatinternational festivals, including La Roque dAnthèron, Schleswig-Holstein music festival Radio France-Montpellier festival, Beppu, Argerichs meeting point, Sintra festival, Lugano festival In solo recitals, chamber music and concerts with orchestras, his playing has been highly praised in important venues across Europe, America, Asia and Australia; many of them both radio and television broadcasted. He has performed with leading orchestras under the batons of Vello Pähn, Pavel Iadij,
Howard Griffiths, Roberto Tibiriçá, Alexander Rabinovicht, Pascal Rophé, Christoph Eschenbach, Augustin Dumay, Alexander Vedernikov.
Mauricio Vallina has been featured in several documentary films such as Evening Talks, Nelson Freire- a brazilian production- and as partner in piano duo with Martha Argerich he has performed in many countries; some of the performances are released, Live from Lugano Festival 2005, 2007 and 2009 with EMI
He is considered one of the most interesting pianists of his generation. Mauricio Vallina not only excels in performing well known classics of the piano repertoire; the rendering of undiscovered pieces is always part of his attractive programming.
His musical tastes span wide, he performs a broad repertoire from Bach to contemporary works, some of them dedicated to him.
A profound view of the musical drama, unmistakable lightness, enormous expressive power and a dazzling spectrum of colours are pointed out as hallmark qualities of his rare musical personality.
Mauricio Vallina: Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3 ( Part 1) cadenza
He was chosen The Ruhr Piano Festival Stipend of the year 2008" as part of this promotional project, the solo recital he performed at the Ruhr festival was recorded and released within the phonographic magazine FonoForum.
In 2001,Mauricio Vallina recorded his first CD released with EMI CLASSICS INTERNATIONAL. This EMI Abbey Road recording received a CHOC in the magazine Le Monde de la Musique and brought him great acclaim in Vienna, London and Paris.
He is a regular concert partner of Martha Argerich.
Mauricio Vallina supports humanitarian activities of Lions Club Vienna MozART.