Vicente Téllez Brothers Pianistic Duo
They were born in Malaga, where they studied at the Higher Conservatory of Music, where they obtained Honor Awards after completing their careers in the specialties of Piano and Chamber Music at a Higher Level, completing their training in various national and international courses: France , Belgium, Spain, etc.
They attend numerous improvement and research courses on different facets of music, taught by specialists from different universities and countries: Baroque Music, Piano Improvisation, Gregorian Chant, Choral and Vocal Conducting Technique, National Choral Symposium, Pedagogical Update, Interpretation of Spanish Music, etc.
They have received classes from great teachers such as Fernando Puchol, Guillermo González, Horacio Socías, Juaquín Parra, Esteban Sánchez, Ramón Coll, Rosa Sabater, Barbier Redon, Edward Teckett, Douglas Cummings, among others.
During the last years of their careers they formed a piano duo as a result of the common interest in discovering and studying piano works for four hands and two pianos and orchestra.
As such a duo, they have offered a large number of recitals with outstanding works from the concertante repertoire for two pianos and piano for four hands: Carnival of the Animals of Saint-Saëns with the City of Málaga Symphony Orchestra and Octav Calleya at the Miguel de Cervantes Municipal Theater from Málaga, in Jerez de la Frontera under the direction of maestro Salvador de Alva, 15th Anniversary at the “Martín Códax” Music Festival in Cuenca, Concerto for two pianos and orchestra by Francis Poulenc with the Málaga Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra from that city, Cármina Burana by Carl Orff in the original version for two pianos, percussion soloists and choir with the Santa María de la Victoria choir from Málaga in the Manuel de Falla auditorium in Granada under the direction of Miguel Sánchez Ruzafa, and in a grand version orchestra and choir on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Nerja Caves and the 25th anniversary of the Alminares de Nerja Choir with the Young Orchestra of the Provincial Council of Málaga, a concert that was held inside the caves under the direction of Ángel Luis Pérez Garrido, etc
They are constantly invited by private and public institutions in Spain (Andalusia, Valencian Community, Extremadura, Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, etc.) and foreign institutions (France, Romania, Germany, Ireland, Moldova, etc.) to offer recitals. piano for four hands and concerts for two pianos and orchestra, as well as to be part of the jury in various piano competitions and other specialties.
Of their different tours that they have made, we can highlight the criticism that the Romanian press made after a series of concerts in different cities in the country:
“The Spanish Duo has demonstrated total brilliance and judgment in the interpretation of the works performed. It is worth noting that in Manuel Castillo's current contemporary concert for two pianos and orchestra, they have not been carried away by a personal interpretation and have taken into account the rigor of the structure of the concert" (collected in the Cuvántul Libertati and in the Editie de Oltenia of Craiova).
They have made various recordings for National Radio of Spain, for Belgian National Television, for National Radio and Television of Romania; and a long etc., especially Spanish music. Having recorded several CDs to his credit, highlighting among his latest recordings is the Concerto for two pianos and orchestra by Francis Poulenc with the City of Málaga Orchestra, a concert conducted by Francisco de Gálvez; the Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns for two pianos and orchestra, this time with maestro Odón Alonso and the City of Málaga Orchestra; and the Concerto for two pianos and orchestra by Manuel Castillo for the Naxos record company under the direction of Alexander Rahbari with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra. Among the orchestras that have accompanied him, it is worth highlighting the Malaga Symphony, the Provincial Youth Orchestra of Malaga, the Granada Symphony Band, the International Youth Orchestra, the Malaga Philharmonic, the “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moldavian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. .
Among the directors with whom they have shared the stage are Luciano di Martino, Salvador de Alva, Francisco Martínez, Octav Calleya, Francisco de Gálvez, Ángel Luis Pérez Garrido, Manuel Villuendas, Odón Alonso, Juan de Udaeta, Edmon Colomer, Alexander Rahbari, Mihail Agaphite, etc.
As teachers they have given Master Classes at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and at the Stanislao Giacomantonio Conservatory in Cosenza in 2013 (Italy), at the National Conservatory of Lyon (France) in 2014, at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater in Tallinn (Estonia) in 2015, at the Conservatorio di Música Statale Vincenzo Bellini in Palermo (Italy) in 2016, at the Conservatorio Statale Ottorino Respighi in Latina (Italy) in 2017, at the Conservatorio di Música Francesco Antonio Bonporti in Trento (Italy) ) in 2018, at the Conservatorio Statale Cesare Pollini in Padova (Italy) in 2018, and at the Toscanini Institute of Ribera in Agrigento (Italy). In each of them, these master classes end with a four-hand piano concert.
Currently, they combine their artistic activity with teaching at the “Martín Códax” International Music Course, of which they have been a member of the teaching body since its foundation.