Antonio Ariza Momblant, considered one of the promises of the Andalusian musical scene, stands out as a pianist and orchestra conductor. His great talent, in addition to his seriousness and good judgment, led him to obtain in 2010 the medal of the Andrés Segovia Foundation, in recognition of his artistic work.
Born in Linares in 1985, he began his musical studies with Professor Antonio Cantero Mazariegos, from whom he received his most notable influence. He finished his studies with the highest qualifications under the tutelage of Juan Miguel Moreno, in the Superior Conservatory of Music "Rafael Orozco" of Cordoba. He recently obtained the title of University Expert in Music Performance within the chair of pianist Joaquín Achúcarro. As a musician, he considers a global personal enrichment to be very important, and for this reason he holds an Official Master's Degree in Musical Heritage from the International University of Andalusia. He is the author of the book Alfredo Martos: the Master, the fruit of musicological research for the University of Granada and UNIA. At the moment he continues to train as a conductor at the Katarina Gurska Superior Music Center in Madrid, together with Professor Borja Quintas.
He has trained with numerous renowned pianists such as Jorge Luis Prats, Moon Chang-Rok, José Morales, Alexander Kandelaki, Ana Guijarro, Pilar Bilbao, Manuel Carra and Maria-Joao Pires.
He has given successful recitals throughout Spain: "Young Musicians of Jaén", International Festival of Music and Performing Arts "City of Linares", Young Performers of the CSM of Cordoba, Young Pianists Tribune of the Rafael Orozco Association, Cervantes Theatre and Andrés Segovia Foundation of Linares, as well as his presentation in Madrid at the Complutense University and Galileo Cultural Center. In 2011 he toured China with the Young Provincial Orchestra of Malaga under the direction of Ángel Luis Pérez Garrido. As a director he has specialized with teachers such as Ángel Luis Pérez Garrido.
In the field of choral music, he emphasizes his work for more than a decade in the "Andrés Segovia Choir", of which he was assistant director, tenor and pianist. He performed the same functions in the newly created "Virgen de Linarejos Choir" He has also directed the Andrés Segovia Choir, "Colás Chicharro" Plucking and Pletrum Orchestra, the Ciudad Musical Union of Valdepeñas, the Municipal Band of Fuengirola and the "Kronsdat" Orchestra (Brasov, Romania).
He has been the soloist with several formations among which are the Camerata Capricho Español, Musical Group of Linares 1875 and the Orchestra of the Professional Conservatory of Fuengirola, performing concerts of Bach, Gershwin and Mozart at the Foundation Antonio Gala, Superior Conservatory "Rafael Orozco in Cordoba, Palace of Peace in Fuengirola and the Cervantes Theatre in Linares.
In December 2010, the Andrés Segovia Foundation medal was awarded to him unanimously in recognition of his artistic work.
He has taught at the Fuengirola Conservatories, at the "Isaac Albéniz" Conservatory of Music in Cabra, at the Conservatory of Music "Niceto Alcalá Zamora y Torres" in Priego de Córdoba, Real Conservatorio Profesional de Almería, Conservatorio Profesional "Ángel Barrios" of Granada and Superior and Professional Conservatories of Jaén, together with his work as resident conductor of the Provincial Choir and Orchestra of Jaén.
At the moment, Antonio Ariza has several projects for the future: he continues to train as a conductor director at the CSKG with Professor Borja Quintas, attends the PhD Program of History of Art and Musicology at the University of Oviedo under the supervision of Ramón Sobrino and he continues to lead the choir and orchestra with upcoming musical commitments, helping with the promotion and training of young musicians from the province of Jaén