Spanish pianist Josu of the Solaun in the Monterey Symphony season

Josu de Solaun

Josu de Solaun returns this week to the United States for a concert at the Monterey Symphony season, together with which it maintains a strong artistic relationship for years. The Spanish pianist, who already visited Monterey in your day to touch the concert No. 3 Rachmaninov, returns next Saturday 17 the well-known US city to offer his version of Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 5 Camille Saint-Saëns under the direction of conductor holder, also Spanish Max Bragado-Darman.

De Solaun thus closed an intense week in which last Friday 9 February visited the season of the Orchestra of Valencia to play the very difficult concert No. 2 Prokofiev under the direction of Ramón Tebar and, last day 10, He gave a recital at the Teatro Villamarta of Jerez, both appointments with an overwhelming critical and commercial success. After the concert in Valencia, Justo Romero, in Levante, He claimed to be "at one of the most interesting and promising contemporary values ​​keyboard", considering their version as "simply outstanding". "The ovation was clamorous to pianistazo, own big occasions ", Romero concludes. In similar terms expressed César Rus in Provinces, claiming Josu of Solaun "He demonstrated exquisite musicality melodic articulation". Meanwhile, Jesus Sanchez-Ferragut considered El Diario de Jerez regarding the recital offered in the Teatro Villamarta that "If your version of the works of Debussy let gaped at respectable, the interpretation made of The landscapes Mompou deserved alone of having attended the concert ".

Endowed with an electrifying style and a prodigious ability to communicate the piano, Josu de Solaun is one of the most prestigious Spanish pianists today. Spanish only win international competitions piano Piano José Iturbi and George Enescu in Bucharest, De Solaun is based in the US for years, where he teaches at the State University of Houston, work alternating with intense international concert schedule. Josu de Solaun has recently recorded the complete piano works of Romanian composer Georg Enescu, becoming the only pianist who has made a recording of the entire piano works of the great Romanian composer. The disc, edited by NAXOS (entity on its website considers De Solaun "The Spanish sensation") It is being unanimously praised by critics.