Piano in January 2012


With no doubt, the king of instruments is the piano, and to start the year it’s our protagonist of January 2012.

perianes Javier Perianes continues with an overwhelming activity, playing Grieg concert with the Andalusian Youth Orchestra conducted by Maestro Hernandez Silva, in three concerts followed, including his hometown Nerva and Jaén and Córdoba. Later he plays three recitals at the Philharmonic Society of Bilbao, the Auditorium of Cuenca, and at the Cycle of Scherzo “Great Performers” at the National Auditorium in Madrid.
bax Another young pianist, in this case Italian, Alessio Bax, plays  Rachmaninov Second Concerto in Valladolid and Leon accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Castile and Leon, directed by Alejandro Posada. Alessio Bax is having a brilliant career performing regularly with major orchestras and in the best festivals around the world. It is unfortunate that Spanish promoters and managers of Spanish orchestras do not pay proper attention to the talent of this pianist. We are convinced that his time will soon arrive in Spain.
achucarro We do not have to discover the great talent of Joaquin Achucarro. A complete musician, who plays Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" by Beethoven in two evenings in Valladolid this month, which promises to be unforgettable. He will be accompanied by the resident orchestra of Miguel Delibes Hall, the Symphony Orchestra of Castile and Leon, under the expert baton of John Nelson.
ivan martn Ivan Martin is another young Spanish pianist with a brilliant career. Ivan Martin will play Beethoven Concerto No. 4 at the National Auditorium in Madrid, with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, conducted by Michael Sanderling.
freire Nelson Freire tours Spain with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas playing the Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra from C. Debussy, the work is very unusual in our concert halls. The tour is organized by our colleagues of Ibermúsica, playing in Madrid, Valencia and Zaragoza. Nelson Freire will return to Spain next March, to play Brahms Concerto No. 2 in Valladolid.
kml Ending this Pianistic month, the duo formed by Katia and Marielle Labèque, undoubtedly the best piano duo in the world, will play the Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra by F. Poulenc with the Oviedo Filarmonía and its Principal Conductor Marzio Conti. Then the duo will close the month with a spectacular concert in Barcelona, at the Palau 100 Cycle with an exciting program that culminates with Ravel's Bolero.