James Conlon

The Young National Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), unit dependent on INAEM, celebrates the 4 al 14 of June su segundo Encuentro Sinfónico from 2021 en la localidad de Batteries (Sevilla). The 51 musicians, from among 18 Y 25 years from 11 autonomous communities, preparan en esta segunda cita anual un programa centrado en el symphonic romanticism a través de la música de Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Y Robert Schumann (1810-1856), que sonará en los four concerts of the tour.

El director asistente Francois López-Ferrer se pondrá al frente de la JONDE en la primera cita orquestal el 16 June at the Lienzo Norte Auditorium in Ávila. Likewise, el director norteamericano James Conlon will continue with the concert tour, en torno a la celebración del European Music Day, in three key spaces: he National Music Auditorium in Madrid (20 of June), dentro de la VI edition of Solo Música! organizada por el Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM), he Palace of Carlos V, enmarcado en el International Festival of Music and Dance in Granada (21 of June) and the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville (23 of June).

Exclusive training

Durante el Encuentro los músicos de la JONDE reciben formación exclusiva de 13 teachers from different specialties procedentes de las agrupaciones más prestigiosas del panorama actual (Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Paris Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Cuarteto Quiroga, Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatro del Liceo, Orchestra of the Palau de Les Arts) and relevant Superior Conservatories of Music (Musikene – Saint Sebastian, ESMUC - Barcelona, Saarbrücken University of Music – Germany, The Hague Conservatory – Holland). La JONDE además cuenta con el privilegio de completar la formación de la mano de los maestros James Conlon, musical director of the Los Angeles Opera, Y Francois López-Ferrer, current assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the May Festival.

Of the 51 musicians that make up the JONDE in this second Encounter, 5 coming from the Young Portuguese Orchestra (JOP, Portugal) participando como invitados a través del Programa de Intercambio MusXchange of the European Federation of Young National Orchestras (EFNYO). The exchange project responds to the active involvement of JONDE in transnational networks, through which it aims to promote cultural exchange and contribute to mobility in the labor market.

James Conlon

American director James Conlon will direct for the first time at the Castile Symphony Orchestra and León at the Subscription concerts 11, through a program that will address the ‘Symphony No. 3’ by Johannes Brahms and the ‘Symphony No. 3, ‘Renana’ by Robert Schumann.

The Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León will offer its subscription concert next week 11, penultimate appointment of an extensive program of the Winter Season, started the past 7 January and will end on 20 of March, with six programs that have featured great works, soloists and conductors of international prestige, many of them that have been revealed as important discoveries when participating for the first time with the OSCyL.

In this sense, next week's concert will be conducted by American James Conlon, one of the most respected directors today, valued as one of the most recognized classical music performers and collaborating for the first time with the Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y León. Conlon has cultivated a vast symphonic repertoire, operatic and choral, conducting virtually all major symphony orchestras in the United States and Europe, since his debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1974. In 1976 debuted at the Metropolitan and at 1979 in Covent Garden. Throughout his career he has collaborated with many of the opera companies, including the Teatro de la Scala, the Liryc Opera de Chicago and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In Europe, Conlon has held several important positions, including Principal Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, General musical director of the City of Cologne and principal director of the National Opera of Paris since 1995 And till 2004. In 2015 was appointed principal conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra of Italy.

Fertilizer program with Brahms and Shumann

Under the direction of Conlon, The Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León will perform the program of ‘Las sinfonías del Rin’, taking this European river as the common thread that flows between the two symphonies of this concert, Johannes Brahms, written by the composer in the summer of 1883 en Wiesbaden, from his studio overlooking the Rhine Valley; and the symphony by Robert Schumann, the 'Renana’, which he composed in Dusseldorf at the end of 1850. Two works that, as elements that the river Rhine treasures, will show movements associated with the natural, under the artistic paternity of Beethoven, permanent referent, linking these two works and their authors.

The 'Symphony No. 3 in F major, on. 90"De Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) to which the director in charge of releasing it, Hans Richter, in 1833 apodó ’Brahms Heroic’Has been interpreted by the OSCyL on five occasions, being the last in the season 2017-2018 under the direction of Pablo González. The ‘Symphony No. 3’, structured in four movements, It is the shortest of the four written by Brahms and in which the dramatic aspects are most intensified. A composition that shows a great sense of conciseness and great balance, being novel at the time and complicated, both for the orchestras and for the public.

The next friday 12, It will be the third time that the OSCyL addresses the 'Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op.97 ", “Mother”, by Robert Schumann, directed last time of season 2004-2005, by British director James Judd. The symphony was composed between the 2 November and 9 December 1850 in Düsseldorf and premiered on 6 February 1851 by the Düsseldorf Orchestra, under the direction of the author himself and reaping great success. As its title indicates, the work wants to be a tribute to the city of Düsseldorf and the Rhine, recreating its environment and its people. "Renana" consists of five movements and was created, in a fast-paced way, in just four weeks. Through this work, Schumann offers us a tour of different aspects of the city, His town, the river or the cathedral, uniting it all in its end, a last movement that places us on the edge of the Rhine, through a peasant dance, a real festival to conclude the work with joy and great optimism.

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

Next Monday 2 of July, he National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) in co-production with Teatro de La Zarzuela, It presents for the first time in the Lied the German soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Mannheim, 1985), which will be accompanied on piano by Juliane Ruf. The show stars two of the most prominent composers of the genre, delimiters between early and very late Romanticism: Robert Schumann y Richard Strauss. According to Arturo Reverter: “Kaleidoscopic art of this singer, that unfolds beautifully in the traditional Italian opera, shines in this world more internalized”. The latest posts, with a general price 8 a 35 euros, They are on sale at the box office of Teatro de La Zarzuela, INAEM theaters, www.entradasinaem.es Y 902 22 49 49

Müller: wise youth

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller studied with Rudolf Piernay who still works. Multi-award winning, soprano continued perfecting his technique in master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Julia Varady, Elly Ameling y Thomas Hampson. In 2017 He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York as Marzelline (Fidelio) y Jürgen Flimm, He debuted at La Scala in Milan as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and at the Zurich Opera as Ilia Idomeneo Mozart. In 2015 He was presented in Amsterdam singing the role of Sophie in a new production of Der Rosenkavalier. One year later, It premiered at the Salzburg Festival Opera as Zdenka with Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson under the direction of Christian Thielemann. Shortly after he was honored by the magazine as Opernwelt “Young Artist of the Year”. Since 2012 until 2016, He has been a member of the Bavarian State Opera, where she interpreted Pamina, Zerlina, Susanna, Servilia, Gretel, Zdenka, the Infanta Dona Clara The Dwarf Zemlinski from there Sophie Werther, among others. This season he has sung with the Bavarian State Orchestra on a tour of Japan (Pamina) and at Carnegie Hall in New York (Sophie Der Rosenkavalier). In the summer of 2018 will return to Munich as Zdenka. This versatile singer is usual in the most prestigious concert halls such as the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony), the Philharmonie de Paris, Philharmonie Essen, Philharmonie Cologne (con WDR Symphony Orchestra), and Tonhalle in Düsseldorf. In season 17/18 He has played a German Requiem Brahms with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Seven Early Songs Berg with the Symphony Orchestra of Bilbao and Erik Nielsen.


They are two of the rare occasions in which you can enjoy the virtuoso live nonagenarian.

Next Thursday 17 May the National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) enters the final stage of its cycle “Liceo de Cámara XXI” in the Chamber Hall of the National Music Auditorium with the legendary pianist Menahem Pressler, will offer two concerts: in the first, We will present solo works Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy Frédéric Chopin, program that a priori seems heterogeneous but whose protagonists have in common talent as composers for piano pieces. The second date, and closing this season, will be on Tuesday 22 It may and will be accompanied on stage by the prodigious Pacifica Quartet to perform works by Mieczysław Weinberg y Alfred Schnittke next to the monumental Piano Quintet in F minor Cesar Franck. The latest posts, with a general price 10 a 20 euros, and are on sale at the box office of the National Auditorium, INAEM theaters, www.entradasinaem.es Y 902 22 49 49. Complementing, on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 24 of May, Pressler taught master classes for students of the School of Music Reina Sofia in Madrid.

Six decades of history and musical excellence

Menahem Pressler, pianist founder of the Beaux Arts Trio, It has established itself among the most distinguished musicians on the international scene, with a career spanning almost six decades. Now, to the 94 year old, continues to captivate audiences around the world as a performer and pedagogue, performing solo recitals and chamber musician.

Born in Germany in 1923, Pressler fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and he emigrated to Israel. His distinguished career globally after winning the first prize in the "Debussy Piano Competition" in San Francisco began in 1946. Then he made his successful American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Eugene Ormandy. Since then he has toured extensively in North America, Europe and the Far East. In addition to nearly a decade of remarkable solo career, Pressler debuted as a chamber musician in 1955 Berkshire Festival, where he appeared as pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, formation who led for almost 55 years, until the season 2007-2008 violinist Daniel Hope, cellist Antonio Meneses and the pianist decided to dissolve the successful formation. Despite the end of the artistic legacy of the trio, Pressler has continued to dazzle audiences around the world, as soloist chamber musician, acting as Juilliard quartets, Emerson, Pacifica and Ebène. After his collaborations with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Orchester de Paris, Staatskapelle Dresden with Christian Thielemann or Concertgebouw Orchestra, season 2016 Menahem Pressler toured Europe, US and Israel, giving recitals, concerts as a chamber musician and orchestral concerts, In addition to acting at the Ravinia Festival and the Tanglewood Festival, where she performed with the Boston Symphony, the orchestra also gave lectures in this city during the concert season.

For almost 60 years, Menahem Pressler has taught piano at the faculty of Indiana University, where he is Distinguished Professor of Music. In addition to his illustrious career as a pianist, Professor Pressler has been named as “Master of Education”. Among his many distinctions, He has received honorary doctorates from the Manhattan School of Music, 6 Grammy nominations and the award for "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Gramophone. It has been awarded the "Certificate of Honor" German Critics of Music and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2007 He was named honorary member of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance for his career. In 2005 He received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France. Among his most recent awards include the prestigious medal awarded in Wigmore 2011, the "Menuhin Prize" awarded by Her Majesty the Queen of England 2012 and the "ECHO Klassik 2015" award for his career in Germany.

After recording virtually all the chamber repertoire with the Beaux Arts Trio, in 2015 Decca released a self assembly 60 CD's of the complete recordings of the Trio of Philips Recordings, Pressler has compiled over thirty solo recordings with works ranging from Bach to Ben Haim, and he has begun recording the complete sonatas of Mozart with La Dolce Volta. Among its DVD concerts with Paavo Järvi and the Orchester de Paris included, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic and their live concert 90 Birthday at the Salle Pleyel in Paris with the Ebène Quartet. further, They have written several books on his honorific legacy, incluyendo “Menahem Pressler: The Artistry of Teaching” y “Always Something New to Discover: Menahem Pressler and the Beaux Arts Trio.”

Gómez Godoy, Ferrández and Floristán

Cristina Gomez Godoy, Juan Pablo Pérez Ferrández and Floristán They will perform works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann Y Robert Kahn with the premiere of a custom CNDM composer Jesus Torres.

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Thursday 8 March at 19.30 hours, National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) He reaches the sixth round of their cycle Liceo de Cámara XXI, focusing on chamber music, in the Chamber Hall of the National Music Auditorium in Madrid. Starring the three young Spanish interpreters with the greatest international projection of the moment: Cristina Gomez Godoy, oboe soloist with the Staatskapelle Berlin; Pablo Ferrández, Young Artist of the Year Award 2016 the ICMA, and Juan Perez Floristán, winner “Paloma O'Shea Competition” and “Steinway” Berlin, this concert will premiere on Trio for Oboe, cello and piano commissioned to the composer Jesús Torres by the CNDM, Resident Composer of the musical institution in this season. The program will be completed by works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann y Robert Kahn.

"The oboist Cristina Gomez Godoy combines technical brilliance with musical expressiveness, virtuosity with artistic delicacy and possesses a "prodigious natural instinct" (Southgerman newspaper)

"With a warm tone and lyricism impulsive, while refined, Ferrández is an ideal interpreter for the Schumann concert, with its melancholic elegance and its bursts of mercuric bitterness " (The Guardian)

“Juan Perez Floristán not only has amazing technical skills but also his dramatic interpretation is an arc that spans” (Bachtrack)