Jamal Aliyev

Born in 2002 in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain, Gorka Plada Giron showed his interest in music at a very early age. He began teaching himself the piano from the age of five, before joining the local music school three years later where he received piano tuition from Maria Jesús Durán.

In 2016, Gorka joined the Yehudi Menuhin School where he now studies piano with Marcel Baudet and was awarded a scholarship by the UK’s Music and Dance Scheme.

Gorka has performed throughout Spain, UK, Germany and Holland participating in festivals including the Wimbledon Festival, Segovia Music Festival and Maryat Players Festival. He has had considerable success in numerous competitions, concerts and festivals as both soloist and chamber musician. He was awarded 1st prize and Chopin prize in the Julio Casas International Piano Competition, 2nd prize in Enschede Piano Competition, 1st prize and audience prize in Lorenzo Palomo chamber music competition, 3rd prize in the Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition, and 1st prize in Santa Cecilia Piano Competition.

Gorka has received masterclasses from Robert Levin, Cordelia Höffer, Paul Roberts, Claudio Martinez Menher and Ángel Sánzo, among many others.