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Ester Balasch Lozano


Ester Balasch Lozano

A graduate of the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Ester has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. She has performed at the Sydney Opera House, and is a qualified teacher of the Suzuki method of learning piano.

Ester Balasch Lozano

Suzuki Piano, Piano and Musicianship Teacher

Background

Ester's musical career has incorporated performing in a diverse range of settings in Spain & Australia, and teaching & accompanying.


Ester began her musical studies in Spain at the Music School of Manlleu, and later at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona under Manuela Gouveia. She has received piano tuition from esteemed pianists including Luiz Carlos de Moura Castro, David Westfall, Mikhail Petukhov and Wolfram Rieger.


She moved to Sydney in 2007 and now combines teaching with performing.

Performance

Ester has performed extensively as a soloist, with chamber ensembles and as an accompanist. In Spain, she was a soloist with the Chamber Music Orchestra of Emporda, performed Contextos with the Infirma Theatre Group and has been involved in several pedagogic concerts in Spain.


Ester has performed chamber music with Charles Tunnel, Antoni Besses, the Casals Quartet and the Ysaÿe Quartet. She also has extensive experience as an accompanist in Spain working at the El Palau de la Music a Cataluña in Barcelona and the Auditori Pau Casals in El Vendrell.

Since moving to Australia, Ester has performed in the Sydney Opera House, Parliament House and has been a guest pianist for the show "Nine Scrolls of Kung Fu" at Star City. She also regularly accompanies AMEB exams and concerts.

Teaching

Ester has over eight years of experience teaching piano, chamber music and music theory. For four years she taught groups of students at the Public Music School of Manlleu and the Diaula Music School in Barcelona, Spain.


When she moved to Australia in 2007, she commended teaching privately and along with groups of baby music classes. Since completing her Suzuki method training in 2008, Ester has been working as a Suzuki piano teacher at the Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre, and has also been involved with Suzuki early childhood education.


Ester believes that music should be incorporated into the lives of every child to develop their character and confidence. Through music a child can also develop a deep connection with their parents and family.

Dr Suzuki: Beautiful music comes from a beautiful heart

Qualifications

Suzuki method training, Sydney
B. Music (performance) Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya