Federico Mosquera Martínez

Was born in La Coruña (Spain) in 1986, city where he began his musical education at the age of nine. In 2007 he got into the Superior Conservatory of La Coruña, where he finished the bachelor in piano in 2010 with the highest grades. He was studying from September 2009 to February 2010 at the Akademia Muzyczna of Kraków (Poland) with Maestro Andrzej Pikul, in the frame of the Erasmus program. He finished the Master Degree in piano at Codarts University of the Arts (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) in June 2013, under the direction of Jean-Bernard Pommier and Jose Nuñez Ares, with a scholarship from the prestigious foundation Pedro Barrié de la Maza. Moreover he had been studying piano with professor Mercedes Goicoa between 2000-2011 and composition with the composer Anton Garcia Abril between 2005-2011. He has also received piano masterclasses from renowned pianists such as Julius Andrejevas, José Ramón Méndez, Lars Vogt and Kathryn Stott and composers such as Albert Sardà, David del Puerto, Eduardo Soutullo, Hans Koolmees and Peter- Jan Wagemans.

Federico Mosquera performed in concert halls such as Eutherpe hall (León, Spain), Casa da Música (Porto, Portugal), Zeeuwse Concerzaal (Middelburg, The Netherlands) and Jurriaanse and Grote zaal of De Doelen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), among others, and participated in important festivals such as Harmos festival 2010, Festival Repeat 2011, The Hague Chamber Music Festival (2013), Gergiev Festival 2013, Piano duo Festival (2014) in Amsterdam.

His compositions were performed in Spain, Portugal, France, United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, Estonia and China. We can highlight the premieres of the Concertino for String Orchestra (2010) with Galician Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maximino Zumalave, Three Symphonic Movements (2012) premiered by the Galician Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Victor Pablo Pérez, and the Concerto for bass clarinet (2013) commissioned and premiered by the young clarinetist Igor Urruchi, and performed in the arrangement for small wind band by the renowned bass clarinetist Henri Bok. Furthermore, we can highlight the premiere of Rituales y Sortilegios (2015, commissioned by SGAE Foundation) by Galician Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk, the premiere of Ignis et Terra (commissioned by CNDMA) by the Zoar Wind quintet, and the Tuba Concerto (2016) premiered by Galician Symphony Orchestra conducted by José Trigueros and Jesper Boile Nielsen as tuba soloist.

He is currently combing his activity as pianist and composer with the work as Artistic Research Coach at Codarts University for the Arts (Rotterdam, The Netherlands).