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Adrián Moncada

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Adrián Moncada is an Amsterdam based pianist and composer originally from Madrid, Spain. He started this studies in the Netherlands in 2014, and graduated Cum Laude from the jazz performance program at CvA in 2020. During his time in NL he received lessons and masterclasses from musicians like Brad Mehldau, Gerald Clayton, Harmen Fraanje, Rob van Bavel, Karel Boehlee and Franz von Chossy.

He has participated in various prestigious competitions such as: Keep an Eye Competition, Dutch Jazz Competition, and Leiden Jazz Award; and played in some of the most important venues in Europe: Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Lantarenvenstern (Rotterdam), North Sea jazz (Rotterdam), Hot club Portugal (Portugal) and Jamboree Jazz (Spain).

His main projects are: Adrián Moncada 6tet, with which he is releasing his debut album the 31st of March 2021, and Adrián Moncada + Strings. These two bands serve as a laboratory of his own ideas and compositions.

In addition to his own projects, he is a sought after piano player as a sideman in some of the upcoming young bands in the Netherlands, such as: Liquid Identities, Noneto Desconcertante, Garden Crack, Alba Careta Group, Marta Arpini Forest Light, James McClure Quartet and Stab Freeze Collective.

More information about these bands and their recordings in: https://www.adrian-moncada.com

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