Combine the maturity of artists like Mitsuko Uchida, Grigory Sokolov, Radu Lupu O Murray Perahia with the talent of young performers is the premise from which part 23No. Great Performers Cycle Foundation Scherzo. "A season that combines large and veteran teachers with a young generation concocted", Explain Patrick Alfaya, artistic director of the cycle, about the intense programming 2018.
Between January and December next year will be held nine concerts in this edition, in addition to the extraordinary concert LIKES Dudamel – which he garnered a huge, resounding success in the previous season – in front of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. During this season of the cycle, experienced pianists will share the stage of the National Auditorium with young and prominent artists such as Yuja Wang, Benjamin Grosvernor O Jan Lisiecki.
The price of single tickets is placed from the 25 euros, from 3 from January, Individual tickets can be purchased in advance. They can also buy fertilizer from 191 euros. Young people under 26 years may attend concerts 10 euros going to the National Auditorium box office half an hour before the start of the concert; the Scherzo Foundation also undertakes to leave a minimum of 60 Youth tickets per concert.
Throughout more than two decades of life of this cycle sponsored by El País, They have acted almost a hundred pianists in more than 200 concerts. These figures have become one of the best in their specialty cycles at European level, in the opinion of both the interpreters who have passed through the cycle and the public that supports programming. Among the most prominent artists who have been through the National Music Auditorium in Madrid are Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman, Claudio Arrau, Alicia de Larrocha, Alfred Brendel, Maria Joao Pires, Ivo Pogorelich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Grigory Sokolov, Christian Zacharias, Radu Lupu, Andras Schiff, Emanuel Ax, Lang Lang , Vladimir Ashkenazy o Javier Perianes.
The goal with which started this project was to bring the piano music the majority of society, attempting to circumvent both economic and cultural barriers. Although the resources that were available were scarce, from the first moment the audience reaction was great, which gave wings to the cycle. In this way, without any subsidy from public institutions – as it continues happening-, the survival of Great Performers of Scherzo continues thanks to the success of public and invaluable support of the annual sponsorship of the newspaper El Pais.
However, good attendance data allowed to accumulate, plus experience, a small economic surplus with which help young pianists. A) Yes, He was born in 2002 Young Performers cycle whereby it has been more than fifty pianists Javier Perianes, Paul Lewis, Yuja Wang, Alexei Volodin, Betrand Chamayou or brothers Victor and Luis del Valle, Today already established. Responsible for managing both cycles is the Scherzo Foundation, created in 2001. Through this initiative, and in collaboration with the publisher Antonio Machado Books, They have published a collection of musical essays, and edited some discs.