From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaClaudio Martínez Mehner (born in Bremen, 1970) is a Spanish piano soloist and pedagogue.
BiographyMartinez Mehner studied at Madrid Conservatory, Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Peabody Institute, the Moscow Conservatory, the International Piano Foundation "Theo Lieven" and the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. He was a finalist at the 1990 Paloma O'Shea Competition; two years later he won the first prize at the Pilar Bayona Competition.
Claudio is a chamber music specialist, he has recorded chamber music with the Casals Quartet. As a soloist he has performed with the Munich Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Teatro Alla Scala, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, North German Radio Symphony Orchestra and most of the major Spanish orchestras.
Claudio retired for seven years from the concert scena while recovering from an injury. Now he is starting to perform again both in recitals and as soloist.
Martínez Mehner holds a professorship at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón and serves as Dmitri Bashkirov's assistant at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía.