Borja Mariño Resume

Francisco de Borja Mariño was born in Vigo (Spain), the city where he began his musical studies, obtaining Master Degrees in Piano, Solfege and Chamber Music. In his career at the piano the following teachers have been crucial: Julius Andrejevas, Vladimira Smausova and So Young Moon - in addition to numerous courses in Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Latterly, he moved to Madrid where he achieved the Harmony and Composition Degree and Musicology Master Degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music.

He completed his training as opera répétiteur at Madrid’s ‘Teatro Real’ with advice and support from Mtro. Barton, Bini, Sawyer and Tyteka to all of whom he is deeply grateful. He has been contracted by the ‘Teatro Real’, where he worked in ten operas and numerous recitals and activities, ‘Teatro de la Zarzuela’ and ‘Teatro de San Lorenzo de El Escorial’ (Madrid), ‘Gran Teatre del Liceu’ (Barcelona), ‘Teatro Calderón’ (Valladolid), ‘Teatro Campoamor’ (Oviedo), ‘Amigos de la Ópera’ season and ‘Festival Mozart’ (A Coruña), ‘Teatro Villamarta’ (Jerez) ‘Auditorio Baluarte’ (Pamplona) and Amazonas Opera Festival (Manaus, Brazil), to perform in Puccini’s Tosca, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and Il Trittico; Bizet’s Carmen and Les Pêcheurs de perles; Gounod’s Faust; Massenet’s Werther; Poulenc’s La voix humaine, Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer and Lohengrin; Strauss’s Elektra; Cavalli’s Gli Amori d’Apollo e Dafne; Mozart’s Idomeneo, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, and Die Zauberflöte; Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia, Viaggio a Reims and Semiramide; Bellini’s Norma and La Sonnambula; Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Rita and Don Pasquale; Verdi’s Macbeth, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Don Carlo and Otello; Ponchielli’s La Gioconda; Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana; Giordano’s Andrea Chénier;Falla’s La vida breve, ecc. as well as the world première of Albéniz’s Merlin working with conductors such as Colin Davis, Lombard, Guingal, Carella, Khan, Allemandi, Panni, Zedda, Armiliato, Weigle, Malheiro, Lipton, Ros Marbá, Collado, Pons, Albiach, Vicent and de Eusebio.

Among the great artists he has worked with during these seasons are: C. Vaness, J. van Dam, R. Scandiuzzi, M. Devia, D. Dessì, R. Leech, D. Graves, R. Hale, S. Larin, E. Marton, D. O’Neill, M. Guleghina, L. Vaduva, F. Casanova, J. Pons, M. Bayo, I. Rey, M. Cantarero, N. F. Herrera, B. Ford, D. Barcellona, F. Ellero D’Artegna, C. Colombara, A. Siragusa, E. Grunewald, D. Wilson-Johnson, A. Titus, E. Halfvarson, J. Juon, K. Streit, S. Anthony, J. Lapointe, B. Uria-Monzon, C. Gallardo, E. Coelho...

He received a Spanish Youth Music prize (1994) for accompanying piano and Young Concert Performer (1998) from the ‘’Xunta de Galicia’’ in the Chamber Music category. Specialised in vocal repertory, he has regularly performed at major concert halls across Spain (Teatro Real, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Festival de Granada, Auditorio de Galicia) with famous Spanish singers such as Ángeles Blancas, Manuel Lanza, Marina Rodríguez Cusí, Luis Dámaso, Rodrigo Esteves, Judith Borrás, Angel Rodríguez, Federico Gallar or María Rodríguez. He is official pianist in the International Singing Competitions of Logroño, Ciudad de Zamora and TIM (Torneo Internazionale di Musica).

Of special note would be the inauguration of the Auditorio Martín Códax in his hometown of Vigo, and a government-sponsored nationwide Spanish tour. He has been also orchestral player of piano, organ and celesta in opera, ballet and symphonic repertoire with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid and Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. Furthermore, he has participated in the summer courses at El Escorial playing for Suso Mariategui as part of his ‘Singing Workshop’ and in the Giancarlo del Monaco’s Masterclasses at Alcala University. More recently, he has been musical director of La Voix Humaine by Poulenc which has toured various Spanish cities.

Updated:  April 30, 2008

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