Omar Jonatás Sánchez Mártil
He was born in Madrid where he earned advanced degrees in piano and orchestral conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music, completing his solo and chamber music training at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague (Netherlands) by scholarships granted by the MEC and the Rotary Club Madrid-Velázquez. Among his main teachers were Carolina Gangutia, Almudena Cano, Rian de Waal and Jan Wijn, having completed numerous courses with Boris Berman, Rita Wagner, Peter Bithell, Edith Grosz, Geoffrey Douglas Madge, Paul Roberts and Imre Rohman among others.
His great artistic and extensive training versatility allow him to brilliantly cover different facets within the pianistic interpretation such as the solo repertoire, chamber music or voice collaboration as accompanist.
In his activity as a concert pianist has performed in numerous halls and auditoriums in Spain, Holland and France. He has premiered works by Spanish composers such as Juan Carlos Panadero, Mercedes Zavala, Gabriel Fernández Álvez, etc. The latter composer premiered in 2009 his concerto for two pianos at the Auditorio Nacional of Madrid.
He has been awarded several prizes as a soloist, "Jacinto Guerrero" in Toledo, "Fundación Guerrero" of Spanish Music in Madrid, "Ko Hartman" of Almere (Netherlands), "Nueva Acrópolis" in Madrid, Rotaract Club of Palma de Mallorca, etc. Also, forming the duo "Divertimenti" with the bilbaine pianist Arrate Monasterio, he was awarded in chamber music competitions as "Ecopark Trasmiera" of Santander and Manresa.
In his role as a chamber music pianist, he owes its formation to teachers as Louis Hans Meier, Hans Eijsackers, Vincenzo Scalera, Giulio Zappa, Charles Spencer, Helmut Deutsch and especially the German master Wolfram Rieger. He has worked as a vocal accompanist with numerous renowned singers: Maria Acda, Barbara Pearson, Juan Diego Lomba, Manuel Cid, Miguel Bernal, Rodrigo and Carmen Ana Rodriguez Aragon among others.
It has been official pianist in international singing competitions as Zamora, Colmenar Viejo, and Ana Maria Iriarte, the latter focused on zarzuela genre. Also in recent years he has collaborated with corals participatory programs of La Caixa and formed part of the innovative opera program International Opera Studio in Gijón.
In 2004 he joined the body of Teachers of Music and Performing Arts of the Autonomous Community of Madrid as Piano teacher. He currently combines his artistic activity with teaching as a specialist of Vocal Repertoire at the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid.
He has recorded for Radio Clásica RNE and Catalunya Radio.