Described by American Record Guide as “An excellent artist who plays with great clarity, taste, and technical mastery,” Mr. Martinez-Anton is a versatile and passionate performing artist.
Described by American Record Guide as “An excellent artist who plays with great clarity, taste, and technical mastery” Mr. Martinez-Anton is a versatile and passionate performing artist and has proven himself to be one of the most intriguing pianists of his generation. The LA Times stated “With Martínez-Antón’s closing piano notes barely audible, this was a fine ending to a daring, most sublime, journey” and Strings Magazine praised his performances “(he) played beautifully with elegant, radiant tone”.
Born in Madrid, Spain, Régulo Martínez-Antón has appeared in several renowned venues and festivals around the world and collaborated with conductors such as Michael Francis, James Ross, and Yehuda Gilad among many others. He received a special invitation from El Sistema and its founder, Maestro José Abreu, to perform in Caracas, Venezuela, to commemorate the life of famed Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha. For the Canadian premiere of the music drama Chopin and the Nightingale, he performed the lead role of Chopin at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. After one of his recitals in Germany the critics of the Rhein Zeitung wrote “No matter your perspective, one thing is certain: the music of Régulo Martínez-Antón is always an adventure”. He is an enthusiastic chamber musician and has collaborated with renowned artists such as Lynn Harrell, Glenn Dicterow, Cho-Liang Lin, Paul Coletti, Ronald Leonard, and Guillaume Sutre. He performed a series of critically acclaimed concerts as a guest pianist with the Saguaro Piano Trio and has premiered works by several living composers. His summer festival appearances include performances at the Sarasota Music Festival, the National Orchestra Institute, the Banff Centre in Canada, Bad Bertrich Festival in Germany, and the Festival Internacional de Música in Lucena. Recordings from his performances are available from RNE and TVE (Spain), ORF (Austria), KUSC, WMFT (USA), CTV, CBC (Canada), and RTV Slovenia. His latest CD, Suspended Times, released by Centaur Label, has also been received with critical acclaim.
Mr. Martinez-Antón loves sharing his passion with students and currently teaches in multiple areas of the Colburn School as Community School piano instructor and chamber music coach as well as Keyboard Literature Professor for the Music Academy and Conservatory.