Ten concerts in the new edition of Great Performers of Scherzo Foundation

Fundación Scherzo

With 10 new concerts, the Fundación Scherzo reaches its cycle number 22 from great Performers. Between January and November 2017 will take place nine piano recitals that will bring together musicians from Sokolov, Perianes, Zacharias, Leif Ove Andsnes, Andras Schiff, Angela Hewitt , Ashkenazy, Daniil Trifonov, Piotr Anderzewski…And an extraordinary concert, outside fertilizer, of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra next to Orfeo Catalan, under the orders of Gustavo Dudamel.

“As in other editions Cycle Foundation Great Performers of Scherzo, it presents a host of exceptional pianists”, Explain Patrick Alfaya, cycle current artistic director, “several of them have already gone through Great Performers. But nevertheless, This year the series opens a new addition, Daniil Trifonov, and also it appears for the first time one of the great interpreters Bach: Angela Hewitt”. “further, It is quite eclectic repertoire, Hewitt from Bach to Widmann of Leif Ove Andsnes”, It stands on the 22nd season.

Subscriptions are now available at affordable prices, since 169 euros for nine concerts, and with special prices for children 26 years, you can buy tickets at the last minute for only 10 euros. Throughout more than two decades of life of this cycle sponsored by El País, They have performed a total of 80 pianists in more than 200 concerts, of those who have enjoyed 300.000 people. These figures have become one of the best in their specialty cycles, 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 passed through the National Music Auditorium in Madrid found Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman, Alicia Larocha, Brendel, Maria Joao Pires, Ivo Pogorelich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Grigori Sokolov, Christian Zacharias O Vladimir Ashkenazy (the last three repeated in the new edition).

L Scherzo Foundation has always taken into account as Spanish interpreters Alicia de Larrocha, Joaquín Achúcarro, Josep Colom, Javier Perianes, Cristina Bruno O Rosa Torres-Pardo. Likewise, the cycle has had the outstanding performance of formations the current music scene as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Galicia Symphony, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, in addition to organizing other recitals and concerts with artists such as Juan Diego Florez Gustavo Dudamel and Simon Bolivar Orchestra with (also again delight the Spanish public next March).

The goal with which started this project was to bring music to most 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 continues, as 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 for which they have spent more than 50 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.