B. Abduraimov

The next 13 November will Behzod Abduraimov who offered the penultimate recital of the 23rd edition of the Great Performers Series Scherzo replacing Murray Perahia. The pianist has been forced to cancel his performance on health grounds. Abduraimov is one of the most outstanding young artists on the international scene and concerts stand out for their great delicacy, musical depth and superb technical capacity. The program presented in this cycle organized by the Scherzo Foundation - to which he returns after debuting in Cycle Young Performers in 2015 – It includes works by Wagner, Liszt y Prokofiev.

Uzbek pianist has performed with some of the most important orchestras in the world such as Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras. Likewise, It has been put to directors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko, Gustavo Dudamel, James Gaffigan, Jakub Hrůša y Vladimir Jurowski.

Following his spectacular debut at the BBC Proms with the Munich Philharmonic under the baton of Gergiev in July 2016, Abduraimov was again invited in July 2017. Later, He debuted in Baden-Baden Festival and Rheingau Musik. Among his upcoming European commitments include concerts with the Orchester de Paris, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra –including a tour al Tongyeong International Music Festival con Michael Sanderling-, English Chamber Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra – with concerts in the Russian city and in Barcelona.

Has worked with him Festival de Lucerna, la Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Czech Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras of the BBC. On his agenda stand out his concerts with the NDR Orchestra of the Elbe Philharmonic for the premiere of his season in the Elbphilharmonie and the London Symphony Orchestra. In recital he is one of the artists in the Junge Wilde series of the Konzerthaus Dortmund and has presented at the Barbican in London and Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Abduraimov this season continues its collaboration with cellist Truls Mørk the after their successful performances during last Emporada. This time, They pass through the Wigmore Hall and Washington DC, among others. In May 2018 was a resident artist Zaubersee at the Lucerne Festival, which included a recital by Piano Concerto No. 2, Rachmaninov, and other chamber recitals. In addition to performing at the Lucerne Festival, he did so at the Kissinger Sommer festival.

In United States, Abduraimov will act with the symphonies of Pittsburgh and Seattle, It will be presented in concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 92nd Street Y, Maestro Foundation Vancouver Recital Series, among other. Last July he returned to the Hollywood Bowl with a spectacular performance by Rachmaninov and his Piano Concerto No. 2 under the orders of Gustavo Dudamel. Likewise, the young pianist made his debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and returned to the Aspen Festival for a recital and concert. His upcoming engagements include performances with the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Montreal y Minnesota; In addition to appearing at Carnegie Hall in recital and concert format.

Winner of several awards for his recordings, his recital debut CD won both the Choc Classica as the Diapason Découverte. Abduraimov published his first concert in 2014 for Decca Classics offering the Piano Concerto No.3, Prokofiev, and the Piano Concerto No.1, de Tchaikovsky, with the National Symphony Orchestra of the RAI and under the baton of Juraj Valcuha.

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, Abduraimov began playing the piano at age five as a student of Tamara Popovich at the Uspensky State Central Lyceum in Tashkent. Fue alumno de la Park University’s International Center for Music, where he studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch, and he is now a resident artist ICM.

Abduraimov concert will be the penultimate season Cycle Great Performers of Scherzo Foundation, closing your 23 edition with three of the most promising pianists on the international scene: Grosvenor, Abduraimov Lisiecki (11 December). Along the 2018, interpreters extensive experience as Mitsuko Uchida, Grigori Sokolov o Radu Lupu They have shared the stage with talented young artists as Yuja Wang; In addition to the extraordinary concerts offered by the director Gustavo Dudamel and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and that of the mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli who will come to the cycle next 22 October with Cinderella.

The ticket price is set from the 25 euros. Young people under 26 years may attend concerts 10 euros going to the National Auditorium box office half an hour before the start of the concert. Throughout more than two decades of life of this cycle sponsored by El País and Cadena Ser, They have acted almost a hundred pianists in more than 200 concerts. These figures have become one of the best in their specialty cycles at European level.

National Music Auditorium in Madrid, 19:30 hours

Isolde's Love Death, S447
Sonata in B minor, S178
Romeo and Juliet: Ten pieces for piano, Op.75
Lusine y Sergey Khachatryan

Khachatryan, the exceptional Armenian violinist

The violinist Sergey Khachatryan will debut next 21 March at the Philharmonic. His extraordinary instrumental level and profound musicality have made him one of the most outstanding violinists panorama. Khachatryan, musician earnestly, grants very few concerts a year and each of his appearances is an event. At the same time, Khachatryan is very proud of the culture of their country of origin, Armenia, a small territory that has a great wealth of popular music that Armenian composers and performers have always claimed.

Debut of a brother duo

The duo of brothers Lusine y Sergey Khachatryan will debut at the Philharmonic, with works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Franck. Children of family of musicians, have grown up studying under the tutelage of their parents, both concert pianists and pedagogues. Lusine and Sergey share a successful career, full of international awards and debuts in the main halls of the world. Since 2002 they have recorded numerous CDs, the last of which is entitled "My Armenia", with works by Armenian composers (2015).

Franck Sonata, one of the milestones of violin literature

The recital will begin with the Violin Sonata No.. 32, Mozart, also known as Sonata Strinasacchi; followed by the Sonata no. 2 in D major, Prokofiev, written in a remote haven for Soviet artists during WWII. The concert will end with one of the milestones of violin literature: the Sonata by César Franck, work of maturity, of purely romantic melodies, which was inspired by the friend and compatriot of the composer, Belgian violinist Eugene Ysaye.

Franck Sonata



Mozart, Sonata in B flat major, K. 454

Prokofiev, Sonata no. 2, in D major, on. 94 to

Franck, Sonata in A major

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 19:30 h
National Auditorium – Symphony hall

SERGEY, Fiddle

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Sergey Khachatryan won first prize at the VIII Helsinki International Jean Sibelius Competition at the 2000, thus becoming the youngest winner in the history of this contest. In 2005 won first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

In the last seasons, Sergey has performed with the Bamberger Symphoniker (Herbert Blomstedt and Jonathan Nott), Munich Philharmonic (James Gaffigan), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Waltz), The Mariinsky Theater Orchestra (Valery Gergiev) and Paris Orchestra (Andris Nelsons y Gianandrea Noseda). He has collaborated with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Orquesta del Concertgebouw, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, NHK Tokyo Symphony and Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.

The season 2017/18 includes Sergey's debut at the Colorado Aspen Festival, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with Hamburger Symphoniker and Salzburg Festival performing Beethoven's violin concerto. He is invited again to perform with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Cleveland Orchestra.

He opened the previous season with a tour in Japan with the Nippon Foundation and returned with the Seattle Symphony alongside Ludovic Morlot., with the French National Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, National Orchestra of Bordeux Aquitaine, National Orchestra of Belgium, Luxembourg Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Washington y Orchester de la Suisse Romande. Sergey debuted with the Ulster Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra y Nuremberg Symphony.

Early in the season 2014/15, Sergey participated in the Lucerne Festival performing Beethoven's violin concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel with the prestigious Credit Suisse Young Artist Award.

Sergey and his sister, the pianist Lusine, they perform regularly as a duo. Among his most recent recordings are the CD "My Armenia" released with Naïve Classique and dedicated to 100 Armenian Genocide Commemoration Anniversary, who received the Echo Klassik award in the Chamber Music Recordings category. further, they have recorded together three sonatas for piano and violin by Brahms. Sergey's discography includes a recording of Sibelius and Khachaturian's concert with the Warsaw Symphony and Emmanuel Krivine., as well as both concerts by Shostakovich with the French National Orchestra and Kurt Masur, the sonatas of Franck and Shostakovich for violin and piano and the integral of sonatas and partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach.

Sergey plays a 'Ysaÿe' Guarneri of the year violin 1740 por gentileza de Nippon Music Foundation.


In today's world of classical music, Lusine Khachatryan is considered a “Keyboard poet”.
Born in Yerevan, Armenia, in a musical family, Lusine began his piano studies under the tutelage of
His parents, Irina Hovhannisyan y Vladimir Khachatryan, both concert pianists and pedagogues.

From 2001 a 2008 Lusine studied at the Karlsruhe Academy of Music (Musikhochschule) And graduated
with a double master's degree specializing in piano with Prof. S. Speidel and in Chamber Music with Prof. Dr. S. Tatubaeva. Lusine Khachatryan's successful international concerts have inspired audiences at venues such as, Old Opera in Frankfurt , Main, Friedrich Thiersch Hall, Kurhaus en Wiesbaden, Herkulessaal en Munich, Liederhalle en Stuttgart, Tonhalle in Zurich, Concertgebouw and Amsterdam, the Louvre, the Salle Gaveau and the Théâtre des Champes-Élysees in París, Wigmore Hall and London, Flagey y Palace of Fine Arts in Bruselas, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Palau de la Música in Barcelona; Madrid National Auditorium, Carnegie Hall in New York, Great Theater of Quebec, Oscar Peterson Hall en Montreal, Oji Hall in Tokyo and A. Khachaturyan Concert Hall en Erevan.

Lusine Khachatryan has received numerous awards throughout his artistic career. Among them is the Musical Advancement Award of from the Baden Cultural Foundation, the scholarship of the “circle of friends” de la Music Academy of Karlsruhe, and a special grant from the German foundation, German Foundation for Musical Life. It has also been awarded at the International Piano Competition in “City of Ostra”, “Marsala city”, in Italy (2003) and at the 2nd European Piano Competition in Normandy, Ouistreham and Le Havre in France (2009).

Lusine Khachatryan has performed in many renowned festivals such as the I Festival del Mediterrani
(Valencia, Spain),the Piano Festival Vladimir Nielsen, the Ravinia Music Festival (OF. UU.), he
Music Festival Bremen, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany), Edinburgh International
Music festival (Scotland), the International Music Festival “Bartok + Mozart” (Miskolc, Hungary),
the Music Festival “Snow and Symphony” (St. Moritz, Switzerland); and the “Succee night”(Cannes, France).

She is an equally compelling performer with chamber and symphony orchestras who have performed with the Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra., the Cannes Regional Orchestra, the
Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra “Euregio”, Armenian Philharmonic
Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador, and others.

Lusine Khachatryan also performs regularly as a duo with her brother., violinist Sergey Khachatryan. Together they have recorded their “Debut CD” in EMI Classics in 2002; with the French label Naïve, Sonatas for Violin and Piano by C. Franck and D. Shostakovitch (2007), the Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin by J.Brahms (2013) and his new CD release “My Armenia” with works by Armenian composers (2015).

In 2012, Lusine Khachatryan created a new art form: “The Piano-Theatre”, in which dramatic art
and classical piano music merge into one piece. Through the theatrical world, music reaches a unique dimension and intensity. Lusine has so far written and produced the following Piano Theater productions: “Maria Stuart” after F. Schiller (2012), “Chopin – “The piano is my second self” (2013), ““Clara Wieck plays Schumann”(2013) Y “LONGING” / “Nostalgia” about the Armenian soul and culture (2015).


Philharmonic offers great concerts with the top artists on the international scene today. Its programming ranges from the baroque to the twentieth century, the great symphony orchestra the most intimate recital and is designed for music lovers enjoy it with the best performers of each repertoire.


The days 7, 8, 9 Y 10 of January of 2016 he Teatro de la Maestranza Seville presents Aalto Ballet Essen interpreting Romeo and Juliet, with music of Sergei Prokofiev and choreography Ben Van Cauwenbergh. Yet the Seville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Johannes Witt y Yannis Pouspourikas.

Romeo and Juliet

Absolute and unconditional love of Romeo and Juliet inspired many composers from Bellini to Gounod, Tchaikovsky and Bernstein but it is certainly the Prokofiev score that is closer to the Shakespeare tragedy.

Prokofiev was looking for something lyrical when he came in mind the best known and tragic Shakespeare couple: Romeo and Juliet. But the transformation of literary milestone year 1596 great ballet threatened to fail, because "living people can dance and dying people do not dance lying". If Romeo just came a little earlier and Juliet found alive, the story could have a happy ending.

Prokofiev was willing to do something to solve the problem and choreographic successfully transformed into ballet in her native country. He decided however remain faithful to the work and found the solution to the deadly end in an overwhelmingly poignant sound universe. The locking of the world literary material and the highly emotional musical expression makes Romeo and Juliet one of the most significant ballets.

Through its themes of tender love dream, vibrant expressions of hostility and dramatic fight scenes, this tragedy of Shakespeare creates love, jealousy, hatred, forgiveness and death in every sense. The interpretation of the artistic director Ben Van Cauwenbergh combines the history of Shakespeare and immediacy of the musical language of Prokofiev neo-classical with its dance vocabulary to create an evening of timeless ballet in which death keeps alive Love.


Next August 1st, the San Sebastian Musical Fortnight with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (days 1 Y 2) and works Prokofiev, Beethoven Y Mozart. It will be the start of a new edition focused on consolidating a new model that without giving up rigor, the variety and quality of your proposals, has achieved a total and very healthy sustainability in times of crisis.

With the season tickets confirmed 100% for editing 2015 and some shows sold out a month after its inauguration with the 78% of the forecast of covered ticket sales, the interest that has aroused has the support of an audience that sees the ‘Tosca’ that will be performed on days 13 Y 15, with Ainhoa ​​Arteta as the protagonist and the show ‘Voces’, from Sara Baras, sold-out.

The symphonic series, with the Mahler Chamber in the opening and successively the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Cadaqués Orchestra, the Cologne Radio Symphony - these three with the Orfeón Donostiarra- and the Oslo Philharmonic for closing on 30 of August, They have also been favorably received by the public with the programs that will be directed, in this order, by batons like that of Yuri Termikanov, Alberto Zedda, Jukka-Pekka Sarastre O Vasily Petrenko.

The presence of soloists like Grigori Sokolov (day 10 at the Victoria Eugenia Theater), for many the best pianist in the world, O Javier Perianes, the Spanish with the most international presence, next to the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, as well as lyrical proposals, old music, Baroque or pedagogical and solidarity programs with a wide presence within the calendar - as planned each year with the funds of the Early Music Cycle, which this season allocates the money collected from the tickets to the ADELA-Gipuzkoa association for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-, make Donostia one of the most distinguished festivals but best adapted to the modernity of Europe.