Trio Malats+ Javier Berná

Víctor Martínez, Alberto Gorrochategui and Carlos Galán are three brilliant musicians whose international careers were woven together to found the ¨Trio Malats¨, in honor of the work and life of Joaquin Malats, a wonderful Spanish musicien of the twentieth century.

Laureate in several chamber music and solo artists’ competitions, these marvelous musicians received their education both in their natal Spain as well as abroad, traveling to France to develop their heaven given talent. The Trio Malats' broad and varied repertoire includes the master pieces from the classicism to the most recent contemporary music. The Trio's programs reveal their true compromise with the Spanish composers of the XX and XXI centuries, premiering pieces that are commissioned for them both as an instrumental group, as well as individual soloists.

Victor Martínez.

Cartagena (Murcia), 1987. He studied violin with Diego Sanz, Laura Rodriguez, Rezart Kapetani, Lina Tur and Nicholas Chumachenco in Cartagena Conservatory, the Conservatory of Music of Murcia and in the Conservatory of Music of Aragon.

He has served as concertmaster of the Youth Orchestra of the Region of Murcia (OJRM), Youth Orchestra of Andalucía (OJA), Orchestra of the Conservatory of Music of Aragon (OSCSMA), National Youth Orchestra (JONDE),  and has worked in various orchestras and ensembles such as Murcia Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Cadaqués, the Reina Sofia Chamber Orchestra, the baroque group "Zarabanda" and Orchestra Spira Mirabilis.

He has performed with soloists height like Wenzel Fuchs, Lucas Macias, Eric Terwilliger, Alexander Rudin, Valeri Sokolov, A. Lonquich, Nicolas Chumachenco and P. Wispelwey, among others. He has worked with top directors like Cesar Alvarez, Nacho de Paz, Juan Luis Martinez, Pablo Gonzalez, Benito Lauret, Jaime Martin, Lutz Kohler, M.Minkowski, L.Langreé, Christophe Rousset, P. Herreweghe, G.Rozhdestvensky, Daniel Barenboim and Sir Neville Marriner.

In the chamber music field, he has formed with teachers like Marta Gulyas, Michael Thomas, Philippe Vasseur, Ageet Zweistra, Kennedy Moretti, Cuarteto Quiroga and Cuarteto Casals. He has collaborated with Art's XXI ensemble, formed by soloist of the Orchestra of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, in the CD recording the complete works of chamber music of Valencian composer José Báguena Soler.

Get in touch with the world of historical performance, focusing on the Classical and Romantic periods in 2009, when he attends the Formation supérieure de l'orchester au métier classique et Romantique at the Centre de recherche et européen musical practice in Saintes (France) under the supervision of Virginie Descharmes, Alessandro Moccia and P.Herreweghe artistic direction. Since then collaborates with various historical formations while he combines with his concerts.

In regard to merit, gets an honorable mention in the "Entre cuerdas y metales" competition in Cartagena (2002), with the quintet Akian gets third prize and the special prize of the public in the "Teodoro Ballo" competition in Zaragoza (2008), earned through a scholarship contest Ibercaja for continuing studies (2007), and obtained the same way an improvement scholarship (2010). In 2012 he won first prize in the National Competition for Young Performers "Ciudad de Xátiva".

Today is part of L'invenzione Orchestra, the Baroque Orchestra "La Spagna" and Orchestra "Musica Humana", also a professor of violin at the College of Santa Maria La Blanca.

Carlos Galán.

Carlos Galán Lago begins his musical studies at the “Julián Orbón” Conservatory under the professor Ana Serrano, in Avilés. Carlos graduates with honors from the “Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid” under the instruction of Ana Guijarro. Between 2005 and 2008, he attends “L’Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot de Paris” where he obtains the “Diplome d’execution”, under the instruction of Ramzi Yassa. He also studies at the “Conservatoire Regional De Saint-Maur”, in Paris, with Romano Pallottini.

In addition, Carlos complements his studies with Piano Masterclasses in Sapin and France, with professors such as Tsiala Kvernadze, Carlos Cebro, Deirdre O’Donohue, Ramón Coll, Almudena Cano, Ana Guijarro, Ludovica Mosca and Jorge Rissi.

He was honored with the first prize in the “Vila de Salou” Competition, “Ciudad de San Sebastián” Competition, “Brest” Competition (France), and “Rotary Sardinero”. In 2000, he was honored by the Avilés Rotary Club with the award “Protagonistas del Mañana”. He has also been sponsored by Cajastur, Ibercaja and the Madrid Community Education Ministry.

As a piano soloist, Carlos has appeared with “Julián Orbón” Young Orchestra of Avilés and Allegro Orchestra of Paris. He has also recorded for Radio France as well as performed in several countries, including Spain, France and Norway. In 2006, sponsored by “Jeneusse Musicales”, he tours around the Balearic Islands along with Joaquín Riquelme, Berliner Philharmonic violist.​

Since 2008, he is a piano professor at Madrid Community of Music and Scenic Arts Association. He regularly conducts piano and chamber music masterclasses, and performs actively with Trio Malats.

Alberto Gorrochategui.

Alberto Gorrochategui, he completed his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid with honors under the direction of Professor Iagoba Fanlo. Later he moved to Paris to perfect with a teacher at the Conservatory Superior of Music in Paris, Philippe Müller Professor, concluding that perfect with "1ºPrix".

He has been taught by masters such as Richard Vandra, Frans Helmerson, Asier Polo, Antonio Meneses, Wolfgang Boettcher or Alban Gerharht.

He has been a scholarship from the Fundación Marcelino Botin and prizes in national and international competitions of cello and chamber music.

He has collaborated with the Spanish National Orchestra and RTVE Orchestra and has made recordings for RNE, “Sello Autor”,Arsis and Deutsche Grammophon. He has been part of the Iberian Cello Octet conducted by Elias Arizcuren and is part of MalatsTrio.

He has performed as a soloist with orchestra and in chamber music recitals in concert halls in Spain, France, Germany, England and Mexico, while under the baton of conductors such as M.Bragado, A. Leaper, J.Pons, G. Pehlivanian ... and premiering works by composers such as, A. Noguera, E. Rincón, S. Marine, E. Vadillo... many of which have been dedicated.​

He is the Artistic Director of "Class Festival" activity that combines with teaching and pedagogy cello and his concert career.