Azahar Ensemble in concert with Christian Zacharias in Madrid

Azahar Ensemble

The next 12 of May, the wind quintet Azahar Ensemble arrives in Madrid to offer a concert in the Chamber Hall of the National Auditorium in Madrid, within the framework of the program of the “Liceo XXI” cycle of the National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM). In this Madrid appointment, the members of Azahar Ensemble will share the stage with the well-known German pianist Christian Zacharias to interpret the Quintet for piano and winds in E flat major, on. 16 Beethoven. The concert will be completed with the Wind Quintet in E minor, on. 88, nº1 by Anton Reicha by Azahar Ensemble, and two other solo piano works by Beethoven (Twelve variations for piano in A major on a Russian dance from Wranitzky's ballet "Das Waldmädchen", and the Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, on. 2, nº1), in interpretation of Zacharias himself.

Azahar Ensemble performs for the first time in Madrid together with its current flutist André Cebrián, who joined in 2020 to the founding members of the quintet: Maria Alba Carmona Tobella (oboe), Antonio Lagares Abeal (horn), José María García Zamora (fagot) Ramos and Miguel Salvado (clarinet). His upcoming engagements include numerous international appointments, with concierges in Bonndorf in the Black Forest (Germany), Zurich, el Whitsun Festival Brunegg Castle (Switzerland), el Festival Sommerklänge (Switzerland), Andermatt (Germany) y Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (Germany), among others.

Winner of the prestigious Munich International ARD Competition, that opened the doors of the main European stages such as the Vienna Musikverein, la Philharmonie of Berlín, the Prinzregententeather in Munich, the Essen Philharmonic, the Mozarteum Salzburg or the Elbphilharmonie de Hamburgo, among many others, Azahar Ensemble has become one of the most requested chamber ensembles today, and his performances continue to receive unanimous applause from specialized international critics.