Silvia Ortega Lorenzo is a Spanish pianist and pedagogue sought-after for her innovative teaching methods, especially during the initial stages of music learning where thorough and dedicated musical training is essential to building a sound basis for the student’s future.
Turning her back on the conservative and automated teaching methods in her country,
Ortega Lorenzo distilled all her musical legacy into her own teaching method, combining
rigorous and healthy technical training with a comprehensive understanding of the
musicological and historical context of the repertoire.
Disciple of Albert Nieto and Angela Vilagrán at Vitoria Higher Conservatoire in Spain, and later of the prestigious Russian pianist Serghei Yerokhin, Silvia graduated with Distinction from Vitoria Higher Conservatoire as Piano Pedagogue and Performer (MD) in 2003 and was immediately offered a teaching position at Burgos Conservatoire in Northern Spain. Her Dissertation was focused on the relationship between music and the brain, a subject which she continues to explore and study today.
She then went on to Segovia Conservatoire as Accompanist (2006) before moving to London and receiving musical advice from Prof. Joan Havill, descendant of the Liszt school. During her years in UK, Silvia taught piano and various musical subjects as peripatetic teacher at various private schools.
Back in Spain, Silvia taught Piano and Musical Education at Burgos Municipal School of
Music and the prestigious Eutherpe School of Music in León. Her students of that time have gone on to win various awards.
Silvia is currently based in Munich, Germany. Aside from her performing and teaching
activities, Ortega Lorenzo is also an active project manager and marketing specialist within the arts, having worked at various leading artist management agencies and helped to manage the diaries of several world-renowned artists such as pianist Angela Hewitt, baritone Sir John Tomlinson or cellist Sol Gabetta. She also collaborates in the organisation of numerous international musical events and orchestral tours including the 2010 & 2011 editions of ORFIM International Festival in Spain and the 2015 edition of Solsberg Festival in Switzerland.