(…) in Great Britain (Wigmore Hall), Belgium and Latin America. She has also toured in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Greece.
Born in Sabadell (Catalonia), Ester Pineda studied music at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona with Pere Vallribera, where she was unanimously awarded the first prize and the diploma of superior piano teacher, as well as those of guitar, solfeggio, music theory, transposition and accompaniment. Later, she completed her training with Éliane Richepin, Marie-Françoise Bucquet and Claude Ballif in Paris, where she has lived since 1997. Holder of the CA, she teaches since 2004 at the Conservatoire Municipal Jean-Philippe Rameau in Paris and collaborates with the pedagogy departments of the CNSMDP and the PSPBB as a tutor. She holds a Master’s degree in Transmission, Pedagogy and Cultural Mediation and also organizes pedagogical and artistic activities in various structures. She is currently involved in research as part of a doctorate in cognitive sciences of music.
Although the repertoire of the late 19th and early 20th centuries has a dominant place in her career, she remains attached to Spanish music, which she defends with great enthusiasm. Her first four CDs for Mandala (distr. Harmonia Mundi) bear witness to this commitment and have all been praised by the specialized press. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with Clara Bonaldi (violin) in the recording of a double CD devoted to the work of the Spanish composer Antonio Ruiz-Pipó, as well as a CD of the works for violin and piano by Joaquín Turina.
In 2011 the Swiss label Vde-Gallo released a CD dedicated to Frederic Chopin and Enrique Granados. Her second CD with this label presents one of her favorite composers, the Catalan Frederic Mompou. The pianist paints a portrait that perfectly suits her passionate and generous temperament. She has also participated in radio programs with Radio France Internationale, Catalunya Radio and Radio 4 in Spain, and with Classic FM in Great Britain.