Cristina Esclápez Gil

Department of Classical and Contemporary Music

Repertoire Pianist


Cristina Esclápez Gil was born in Madrid in 1978. From 1987 to 1996, she studied piano with Ramon Muñoz at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia, where she obtained her Degree in Piano and Chamber Music. From 1996 to 2000, she studied with Patricia Montero at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (advanced diplomas in piano and chamber music, and first prize in accompaniment).


Among her solo performances, she likes to mention the complete keyboard works of J. Haydn and the Wohltemperierte Klavier, by J. S. Bach. However, it is in the field of chamber music where she has found her true passion, sharing it with artists such as Vicens Prats, Lorenzo Coppola, Kristin von der Goltz, Jaume Martín, Julia Gállego, Benoît Fromanger, Philippe Bernold, Branimir Slokar, Michel Becquet, Josep Domenech, Javier Zafra, and Bart Aerbeydt.

In 2006, fascinated by the emotional potential and tonal variety of historical pianos, and with the valuable encouragement of Lorenzo Coppola, she began performing based on historical criteria and started playing pianos from the 18th and 19th centuries.

As a member of the Ensemble Dialoghi, a group with historical instruments based in Barcelona, she performs a wide repertoire (from Viennese Classicism to the 20th century, with particular attention to the Romantic period) in cities such as Montreal, Geneva, Lausanne, Bremen, Brussels, Rome, Helsinki, Hindsgavl, Barcelona, Warsaw, Oslo, Tokyo, and Singapore.

With the Ensemble Dialoghi, for the Harmonia Mundi label, she has recorded the quintets for fortepiano and wind instruments by W. A. Mozart and L. van Beethoven, which have received excellent reviews.


Recently, her second album has been released (Fryderyk Chopin Institute label), in which Ensemble Dialoghi interprets several works, among which Chopin's Trio Op. 8 stands out.


She has been regularly invited as a repertorist to the Course of Torroella de Montgrí, International Course of Benidorm, “Julián Menéndez” Clarinet Course in Ávila, the “Jóvenes Solistas” Cycle in Murcia, the National Clarinet Congress (Madrid), National Flute Convention (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao), and the Chamber Music Cycle of MUBAM in Murcia.


In 2002, she obtained a position as a piano teacher at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia. On voluntary leave, she moved to Barcelona in 2010, where, as a repertorist, she shares her passion for chamber music with the students of the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, firmly convinced of the importance of this role, which combines musical education, empathy, support, and flexibility.