Francisco Escoda Padrón | Piano

Music, more specifically the piano, settled in the life of Francisco Escoda Patrón (Alicante, 1978) since he was born, for his sister, seven years his elder, studied the same instrument since the age of five. This passion made him study the instrument from an early age and to live an itinerant life, like so many other students, in search of his own musical identity: Alicante, Madrid, Amsterdam and finally Paris were the cities where he developed his early vocation, listening to the advice of, firstly, Dora Ramón and María José Carillo and later of Manuel Carra, Jan Marisse Huizing and Eugen Indjic. This latter, disciple of Arthur Rubenstein, became with time a mentor and friend.

Simultaneous to this vocation (supplemented, as is usually the case with pianists, with the participation in many national and international piano competitions, like “Marisa Montiel” in Linares, “Manuel de Falla” in Granada, “José Roca” in Valencia, “Ciutat de Manresa”, “Ciudad de Albacete” or “Holland Music Sessions” in Alkmaar among many others where he obtained many successes and gained experience and matureness) he develops an “obsession” for chamber music, a place of encounter between musicians and instruments, that not being able to think or play at the same time, unite with the same music. From this interest flourish different projects (Ossian Duo, Trio Aitana, Amicitiae Duo…) but specially the final surprise: his encounter with Eduardo Raimundo y Mario Pérez, a musical, emotional and intellectual love at first sight that takes them to launch Trio Musicalis and travel around Spain, Europe or Mexico, bringing out the best of them to finally obtain the best praise they ever heard: “we recognise the Trio by its sound”

His interest in knowledge and education took him to study Clinic Psychology (with time he would reckon how necessary it is in the musical world) and to work as a teacher in universities and music conservatoires all around Spain and Europe: Castellon, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Venice, Castelfranco, Bydgoscz, Prague and currently in Paris – in the Schola Cantorum, institution where I. Albeniz taught- and Valencia, as director of the Máster en Interpretación e Investigación Musical in the Universidad Internacional Valenciana. 

All in all, a better background to complement other musical and personal concerns like Trío Musicalis, his musical “home”.