Pedro López Salas
Supported by Club 32 donors Carole Roussel and the late Margot Lady Burrell


9 October 1997

I would like to grow as a concert pianist, since I feel truly fulfilled when I am on stage sharing my feelings with the audience.


Second Prize, Best Semi Final Recital, International Franz Liszt Piano Competition Prize, Vienna Performance Prize and Arthur Rubinstein International Music Foundation Prize: International Paderewski Piano Competition (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Second Prize, Best Spanish Pianist Prize, Prize for the Best Performance of a Spanish Piece, Audience Prize and Live Streaming Prize: Ferrol International Piano Competition (Ferrol, Spain)
Joan Chissell Schumann First Prize: Royal College of Music (London, UK)
First Prize: Compositores de España International Piano Competition (Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain)

Pedro López Salas recently completed his Master of Performance degree with Professor Norma Fisher at the Royal College of Music, London, where he was awarded a full scholarship, the title of ‘Steinway Scholar’ and the Leverhulme Honorary Arts Scholarship. His further inspiration comes from masters such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Dmitri Alexeev, Alexander Kobrin, Pavel Nerssesian, Pascal Nemirovsky, Pavel Gililov, Marianna Aivazova, Leonel Morales, Mariana Gurkova and Ludmil Angelov.

Pedro has performed throughout Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland, Belgium and Malta, in prestigious concert halls such as the Teatro de la Maestranza of Seville, Pomeranian Philharmonic Concert Hall Bydgoszcz, Palau de la Música Valencia, Manuel de Falla Granada, Theater Aachen and Wiener Saal Salzburg, and with orchestras such as Orquesta de Valencia, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla and the Pomeranian Hall Symphony Orchestra of Poland.

He has recorded numerous interviews for international and national press, radio and television.


2023 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Thursday 6 July 2023, 2.30pm
Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Saturday 8 July 2023, 3.00pm

2023 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

I. Andante
II. Minuet – Trio
III. Finale

No.1 in G# minor Andante
No.2 in C# minor Andante

I. Presto
II. Adagio semplice, ma con molto rubato
III. Allegro moderato
IV. Presto feroce

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Entrant in Composing the Future 2021 

Enrique Granados: El Pelele

I. Allegro marcato
II. Presto misterioso
III. Adagio molto appassionato
IV. Ruvido ed ostinato

Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital

No.1 Äußerst bewegt
No.2 Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
No.3 Sehr aufgeregt
No.4 Sehr langsam
No.5 Sehr lebhaft
No.6 Sehr langsam
No.7 Sehr rasch
No.8 Schnell und spielend

[Promenade I] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto
I. The Gnome
[Promenade II] Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza.
II. The Old Castle
[Promenade III] Moderato non tanto, pesantemente
III. Tuileries
IV. Oxen [Promenade IV]
V. The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
[Promenade V] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; poco sostenuto
VII. The Market at Limoges (The Great News)
VIII. Catacombs – With the Dead in a Dead Language
IX. The Hut on Hens’ Legs
X. The Great Gate of Kiev

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo. Presto
III. Andantino
IV. Allegro vivace

Fritz Kreisler: La Gitana

I. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo
II. Allegro molto più tosto presto
III. Rondo. Allegro

Introduction. Adagio
Variation I
Variation II
Variation III

Final Round 1: Concerto 1800 and Earlier

I. Allegro
II. Romance
III. Allegro assai

I. Maestoso
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro vivace