Mónica Cárdenas

(born in Lima, Perú, resident in Germany). She began her piano studies at the National Conservatory of music with Prof. Elena Ichikawa and theory and composition with Edgar Valcárcel. From 1984 to 1988, she won a scholarship for a Postgraduate degree at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev with Prof. Alla Saderatzkaja and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow where she studied with Professors Vladimir Natanson and Mikhael Voskresensky. In 1990, her chamber formation was initiated in Munich, Germany, with teachers' members of the Philharmonic Orchestra of this city. In 1992 she founded the Cárdenas Trio with whom she has been performing concerts in Europe and Latin America until now. Dedicated also to the composition, she has written chamber works for various ensembles such as duos, trios, quartets, chamber orchestra and recently a Rhythm Method for conservatories. She combines her concert life with the pedagogy. Her compelling vision of chamber ensemble projects have led her to different conservatories giving seminars, master classes, conferences.
Select works: My Roots, String Quartet; My Great Land, Sinfonietta with Cajon; Duo for Vibraphone and Cajon; Wind Trio for Flute, Oboe Basson; Pregón for 2 Pianos and Cajon; Pregón for PianoTrio and Cajon; My Land, Piano Trio with Cajon.
Select Recordings: Labyrinth
Awards: In 2001, she won second place in a piano competition for the Comunity of Madrid.

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