- Thursday13 | February20
The concert 'Pianísimo' by pianist Javier Laso is on at Auditorio de Tenerife on Sunday
Javier Laso will play Pianísimo, the new concert of the Creativa Música Panhispánica [Pan-Hispanic Creative Music]. The recital will be on Sunday, the 16th at 12:00 noon at Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala de Cámara. This venue is under the Department for Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, led by councillor Concepción Rivero.
In the first part of the concert, Javier Laso will play Variaciones sobre un tema de Chopin by Federico Mompou (1893-1987, Barcelona). After the break comes Fantasia baetica by Manuel de Falla (1876, Cádiz- 1946, Argentina) followed by Danzas argentinas, Danza del viejo boyero, Danza de la moza donosa and Danza del gaucho matrero by Alberto Ginastera (1916, Buenos Aires-1983, Geneva). The concert closes with Cantos canarios by Teobaldo Power (1848, Santa Cruz de Tenerife-1884, Madrid).
Tickets can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday, except holidays, via www.auditoriodetenerife.com or calling 902 317 327. The box office will also open two hours before the concert starts.
Javier Laso was born in 1975 in Fribourg, Switzerland. He graduated with “Extraordinario de Piano” from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca and studied at the Franz Liszt Academy. He received different grants from the Fundación Caixa Girona, Fundación Isaac Albéniz, the Spanish Ministry of Culture and has won several awards in different competitions including Frechilla-Zuloaga (Valladolid), María Canals (Barcelona) and First Prize and Extraordinary Prize at Gran Canaria’s Pedro Espinosa competition.
As a soloist he has performed in France, Girona, Salamanca, and Tenerife, and has collaborated with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla-León, Bolshoi Theatre Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Cartagena, Orquesta Sinfónica de Sant Cugat and Orquesta Joven de Salamanca. His recordings include works by Scriabin, Schubert, Debussy and Bartok (RNE), M. Bonín’s sonatas or J.S Bach’s Goldberg Variations. He has been a teacher at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca and teaches piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias since 2001.
The last concert in the series, Lírica, is taking place on the 14 March at 7:30 pm. The voice of Rosina Herrera and Nauzet Mederos’s piano will perform compositions by Ernesto Halffter (1905-1989, Madrid), Antón G. Abril (1933, Teruel), Blanca Báez (1920-2018, Canary Islands), Luis Cobiella (1925-2013, La Palma), Isaac Albéniz (1860, Spain-1909, France), Lothar Siemens (1941-2017, Gran Canaria), Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000, Argentina) and Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959, Rio de Janeiro).
Auditorio de Tenerife and Asociación Tinerfeña de Amigos de la Música (Atadem) [Tenerife Friends of Music Association] present this new series with the aim of spreading unusual music on the Island. It is coordinated by Conrado Álvarez and Rosario Álvarez is the artistic director. Ms. Álvarez explained that they will approach “music by Canarian composers and Latin American music, as very little of their huge piano, singing or chamber repertoires is known here”.