Spanish concert pianist Oscar Caravaca was awarded a full scholarship sponsored by ABRSM for the Advance Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music, London, in 2015. Before moving to London, he received an M.Mus degree from the Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, with the support of Sa Nostra Foundation. Before that he received a Bachelor degree with
distinction studying with Professor David Kuyken. This last award was underwritten by the Schuurman Schimmel-Van Outeren Foundation in the Netherlands. Oscar started his piano studies with Albert Diaz at the Palma de Mallorca College of Music, where he achieved his first Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours. He then continued in piano pedagogy at the Royal Conservatoire of Madrid with Professor Ana Guijarro.
Oscar has performed in various countries, appearing as solo artist with some well- known orchestras. He made his debut as solo orchestral performer playing the Concerto in A minor op. 54 with the Balearic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Luis Remartinez. As an orchestral musician, he has collaborated with conductors Geoffrey Simon, Salvador Mas, Edmon Colomer,
Salvador Brotons, Laszlo Kovacs and Jac van Steen. He has also played on international tours, performing in festivals in America and Europe as both a solo and chamber music artist. Most notably the recitals at following venues: the Celda Chopin in Valldemossa; Auditorio Fabio Lozano, Bogotá; Auditorio Manuel de Falla, Madrid; Fundación Marcelino Botin, Santander; La Pedrera, Barcelona; Dr Anton Philipszaal, Den Haag; Royal Albert Hall, London, among others. In 2014, he presented the project “The shadow behind Federico Mompou” in Spain, in the Netherlands, in Colombia and in México D.F.
He has won thirteen awards in international music competitions, including the Rotary Club Piano Competition; Best Prize as piano accompanist at the Jeunesses Musicales of Spain Woodwind Competition; and Josep Mirabent i Malgrans Chamber Music Competition, Sitges. He has also participated in Masterclasses with renowned Professors such as Naum Grubert,
Imogen Cooper, Dimitri Bashkirov, Boris Berman, Eldar Nebolsin, Vladimir Tropp, Andrzej Jasinski, Radoslav Kvapil and Claudio Martinez Mehner.
His interest in pedagogy has led him to teach as faculty piano accompanist for brass instruments at the Palma de Mallorca College of Music from 2009-2010. His inquisitive and flexible mind has also led him to create a non-profit society with the name “Artendins”, which offer support and opportunities for would-be performers.
At the present time he is furthering his own career as a soloist, and as member of Duo De la Rosa- Caravaca. At the same time he is undertaking work as Co-Artistic Director of the Mallorca Summer Academy and a position as a Piano teacher at the Kings College of London.