The Monteleón Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary

This morning, scheduling the next edition was presented International Chamber Music Festival “Monteleón Foundation”, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary as a reference for lovers of chamber music for its quality and musical excellence. The act, held at the headquarters of the Foundation in the building Monteleón Botines was attended by Carmen in May, artistic director of the festival, Fernando García Llamas, Manager of the Foundation Monteleone, and Alfonso Carraté, Festival director Tres Cantos Music.

Carmen in May, artistic director of the festival since its inception in 2010, unveiled the main novelty of this musical event celebrates its first decade with a program up to the anniversary and the presence of international stars as the famous pianist Angela Hewitt Canadian, considered as reference interpreter of the work of J.S. Bach y el Quartetto di Cremona, one of the most prestigious chamber ensembles on the international scene for its perfection, refinement and stylistic versatility. Angela Hewitt and the Italian set share the stage at the inaugural concert of the 10th Festival Monteleón, to be held 5 al 8 December in the Auditorium "Ciudad de León". The pianist and professor of Chamber Music Conservatory of Music in Valencia, He also presented the two younger groups selected to participate in this new edition of the festival leonés: the saxophone quartet Ensemble Kebyart, from Barcelona, and the string quartet Akhtamar, Royal Conservatoire founded in Brussels.

EFFE recently awarded the LABEL 2019 – 2020, the seal of quality with which the European Festivals Association awards the festival to show their commitment to the arts, community participation and international openness, the International Festival of Chamber Music "Monteleón Foundation" has established itself as a national and international reference of the best chamber music repertoire. Throughout its ten editions uninterrupted, the Monteleón Festival has had an extensive list of guest artists of international renown as the Trio di Parma, Apollon Quartet Musagète, Doric String Quartet, Quatuor Ebène or duo Nicolas Alstaedt cellist and pianist José Gallardo, among others.

As part of the celebrations to commemorate the ten years of the festival, and thirty years after the creation of the Monteleón Foundation annually organizes, the Monteleón Festival this year has been the host of the fall assembly of FestClásica (Spanish association of classical music festivals), meeting this week in León responsible for the festivals most important classical music of our country.