Anne Queffélec

The next 26 March Parisian pianist Anne Queffélec It will be presented to the public of Great cycle Interpreters for the first time in his career. It will, Besides, ushering The best pianists in the world, Cycle initiative organized by the Scherzo Foundation that brings together four of the most outstanding performers of the current scene in a single payment. The best pianists in the world It includes Queffélec, Khatia the debutantes also Buniatiashvili (29 October) and Beatrice Rana (12 of November) and the legendary Martha Argerich with Kremerata Baltica (26 of November). This subscription offer, from the 92 euros, It is available only in the month of March in the Scherzo Foundation.

Likewise, he Cycle Great Performers of Scherzo He has prepared a special promotion for children 26 years, you can purchase two tickets 10 euros for Queffélec recitals and Javier Perianes.

For this occasion, French pianist has prepared an extensive program that includes works by Bach, one of his artists predilectos-, Scarlatti, Chopin, trade, Debussy y Mozart, among others. Likewise, The interpreter will offer a masterclass Monday 25 students of the Conservatory of Music in Madrid.

Queffélec is considered one of the foremost contemporary pianists. He has performed in prestigious concert halls in the world and with leading orchestras, between them, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Philharmonic Zuidnederland, NHD the Tokyo, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchester National de France, Radio France Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonia the Kremerata Baltica. Among the directors he has worked names you are as Boulez, Gardiner, Jordan, Zinman, Eschenbach, Conlon, Langrée, Bělohlávek, Casadesus, Lombard, Guschlbauer, Foster, Hollinger and Janowski.

Anne Queffélec plays regularly at festivals in the UK, The Netherlands and Austria; as in festivals in France as Strasbourg, Montpellier, Besançon, La Grange de Meslay, La Folle Journée de Nantes. At the festival La Roque d'Anthéron, the pianist played a full cycle of Mozart sonatas in six concerts issued by France Musique. He also collaborated on the award-winning film Amadeus, de Milos Forman, under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner.

Both on stage and in recordings, Anne Queffélec cultivated an extensive repertoire, as demonstrated by their 40 recordings, ranging from Scarlatti to Dutilleux. Albums of this artist are published on Erato, Virgin Classics y Mirare. Among his most recent records include Satie & Team, who received the Diapason d'Or 2013; your CD Ravel, Debussy, Fauré de Erato (2014) and also Scarlatti Sonatas wonder (2015), both awarded a Diapason d'Or. June 2016 BBC Magazine He recommended several of his live recordings. In September 2016, French magazine Diapason selected its interpretation of Concerto in G Ravel as "indispensable". Anne Queffélec dedicate his next recording the piano sonatas of Mozart, which will in the Mirare seal along this 2019.

This concert will be the fourth season of the 24th Cycle Great Performers of Scherzo, He has prepared an issue with some of the best pianists in the international music scene: Arkadi Volodos, Maurizio Pollini, Javier Perianes, Josep Colom, Beatrice Rana y Khatia Buniatiashvili (the two debutants in the cycle with Queffélec) Martha Argerich and Kremerata Baltica with. The ticket price is set from the 20 euros, while under 26 years can buy tickets for six euros. In addition to the promotions thrown this March, the Scherzo Foundation has launched the initiative #EntrePianos a group of 15 young people who have never attended a concert can do it for free.

With nearly a quarter century of history, this cycle sponsored by THE COUNTRY, and the Inaem Cadena Ser It has been more than a hundred pianists who have participated in more than 200 concerts, thus becoming a European reference throughout its kind. Among some of his most acclaimed by critics and public appointments is the extraordinary concert by Gustavo Dudamel and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in the last edition, considered by Cultural as one of the best 2018.

National Music Auditorium, 19:30 hours

BACH/BUSONI: Preludio Coral “Now, der Heiden Heiland "BWV komm't 639
MARCELLO / BACH: Concerto for Oboe Adagio in D minor BWV 974
VIVALDI/BACH: Long du Concerto for organ in D minor BWV 596
D. SCARLATTI: Sonata in D minor, K.32: Aria
F. CHOPIN: Nocturne op.15 No. 3 in G minor
TRADE / Kempff: Minuet in G minor Suite No. 1, Gorge 434
F. CHOPIN: Night op.37 no.1 less Sol
BACH / HESS: Coral “are, my joy” cantata BWV 147
COMMERCE: Chaconne in G major, Gorge 435
C. DEBUSSY: Images # 1: Reflections in the water "Moonlight"
F. CHOPIN: Berceuse in D major flatted, on. 57 Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, on. 66
W.A. MOZART: Sonate No. 13 in B flat major, K. 333

Jan Lisiecki

with just 23 years, and it is one of the most promising pianists of his generation. Canadian Jan Lisiecki will do the last concert of the season Cycle Great Performers of Scherzo Foundation which he has brought together great masters of piano with outstanding young artists. This exclusive concert musician Deutsche Grammophon will take place on Tuesday 11 December at 19:30 hours at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid. They will ring works of Bach, Chopin One of its composers predilectos-, Beethoven, Mendelssohn y Rachmaninov.

The artist noted for his extraordinary interpretative maturity, distinctive sound and poetic sensibility. Subtle interpretations, with refined techniques and a natural artistic affinity, They give a musical voice that belies its age. Madrid concert will be the second of a tour of Spain including Girona (10 from December, Girona Auditorium) and Alicante (12 from December, Main auditorium).

Born in Calgary 1995, Polish parents, Jan Lisiecki began studying piano at age five and although he made his orchestral debut at nine, He has always rejected the label "wunderkind". His approach to music is a combination of dedication, skill and enthusiasm, plus a realistic perspective on the career of a musician. “You might be lucky enough to have talent, but it is also about dedication and hard work“, has declared. His contract with Deutsche Grammophon in 2011, to the 15 year old, He confirmed its status among the most imaginative and poetic pianists of his generation.

Jan Lisiecki drew international attention 2010, after the Fryderyk Chopin Institute launched a recording of Chopin piano concertos, played live by him at the age of 13 Y 14 years. The album received the prestigious Diapason Découverte. Deutsche Grammophon hired exclusively on 2011. His first recording for this stamp, in 2012, included piano concertos K.466 and K.467 Mozart; followed, in 2013, for the Etudes on. 10 Y 25, Chopin. His third album was released in January 2016 with works by Schumann. His recent works include works for piano and orchestra by Chopin with NDR Philharmonic Orchestra Elbe and Krzysztof Urbanski.

It acts with major orchestras around the world, como the Orchester de Paris, New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony; in places like Suntory Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall; and directed by teachers as Pappano, View-Séguin, Harding y Zukerman.

It debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2016 y con la Philadelphia Orchestra View-Séguin. In season 2015/16 he performed with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in Lucerne, He first performed with the Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony, and made tours -including one in Europe with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra- that led from the piano. In season 2016/17, He acted worldwide, including a tour with the London Philharmonic he brought to Spain by Jurowski. also he participated in the festival opening performance of the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg Nézet-Séguin with. Among the engagements this season include performances in the US with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Urbański, recitals in Hong Kong and Beijing, concerts in Hamburg with the NDR Orchestra of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall or Berlin, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Lionel Bringuier, among many others.

In 2013 he received the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival of Music and was named Young Artist of the Year by the magazine Gramophone. Lisiecki is involved in charities. It acts to organizations like the David Foster Foundation, Polish Humanitarian Organization and the Wish Upon a Star Foundation. In 2012 He was appointed Ambassador of UNICEF Canada after being national youth representative from 2008

Lisiecki concert will be the last of the 23rd season of Great Performers Series of the Scherzo Foundation. Along the 2018, pianists Mitsuko Uchida extensive experience as, Grigory Sokolov or Radu Lupu have shared the stage with talented young artists as Yuja Wang, B. Abduraimov o Benjamin Grosvenor; in addition to the extraordinary concert offered by director Gustavo Dudamel and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli of with La Cenerentola.

The ticket price is set from the 25 euros. Young people under 26 years may attend concerts 10 euros if they attend 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

  1. S. BACH

Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829


nocturne op. 27


Sonata nº14, on. 27, nº2 "Claro month"


Songs without Words, on. 62


Night, on. 37


preludes, on. 23


Ballade No. 1 in G minor, on. 23

Photograph: Holger Garden

Fundación Scherzo

The Great Cycle Interpreters, organized by the Fundación Scherzo, He has gathered in its 24th season program to a handful of the best pianists in the international music scene. Between January and November 2019, They will go through the stage of the National Auditorium of Music, artists like Arcata Volodos, Maurizio Pollini, Grigori Sokolov, Javier Perianes, Josep Colom, Beatrice Rana y Khatia Buniatiaskhvili (both beginners cycle), Anne and Martha Argerich Queffélec with Kremerata Baltica.

The young Sevillian pianist Juan Floristán premiere the new section of cycle, 'Debut between large', with a concert to be held 11 September 2019. In the ten Great Performers concerts you will hear works by Schubert, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Beethoven, Failure, Chopin, Stravinsky, Scarlatti y Debussy, among others composers.

"This year we propose new prices for a season out with great force (Volodos, Pollini y Sokolov) to end Kremerata Baltica and Martha Argerich. We guarantee a minimum of 20 Great Performers Series entries Youth, six euros, at every concert. further, our commitment to young Spanish musicians embodied in a concert of Juan Perez Floristán at a very special price ", highlights of the new season Patrick Alfaya, Director cycle.

In this way, fertilizers ten recitals are placed from the 207 euros. Subscribers can renew your subscription until Friday 16 November 2018, date from which it will be possible to acquire new subscriptions. Loose tickets will sale from 20 euros.

With nearly a quarter century of history, this cycle sponsored by El País, Inaem and Cadena Ser has been more than a hundred pianists who have participated in more than 200 concerts. This is one of the best in their specialty cycles throughout Europe and survives thanks to the public and their sponsors. Since 2002 runs concurrently cycle Young Performers scheduled recitals over fifty pianists, Today already established.

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, Orquesta Sinfónica de Lucerna –incluyendo un tour al Tongyeong International Music Festival con Michael Sanderling-, English Chamber Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra – con conciertos en la ciudad rusa y en Barcelona.

Ha trabajado con el Festival de Lucerna, la Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Czech Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras of the BBC. En su agenda destacan sus conciertos con la Orquesta NDR de la Filarmónica del Elba 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, que incluía un recital del Piano Concerto No. 2, Rachmaninov, and other chamber recitals. Además de actuar en el Festival de Lucerna lo hizo en el festival Kissinger Sommer.

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. El pasado mes de julio regresó al Hollywood Bowl con una espectacular actuación de Rachmaninov y su Piano Concerto No. 2 bajo las órdenes de 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 para Decca Classics ofreciendo el 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, y el de la mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli que llegará al ciclo el próximo 22 de octubre con 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
Roberto Prosseda

Roberto Prosseda claims to be the sole interpreter of the world that makes touring with such a unique instrument as the piano-pédalier, which he has recovered and composers like Robert Schumann Y Felix Mendelssohn were great enthusiasts. This is a variation of the instrument including footswitches way organ to be played simultaneously with feet also. Prosseda has become the leading specialist in the piano-pédalier. The next 12 of March, Italian musician will give a recital, in programming Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo, in which he will perform works by German and French artists of the nineteenth century: Schumann, Boele, Liszt, Alken, Gounod y Mendelssohn. The latter two composers star much of his record curriculum and have catapulted to international fame.

Coinciding with her recital in Madrid, Decca will release next 9 March of Prosseda four albums dedicated to Mendelssohn. The first of them, It includes the complete piano works written by the German and performed solo by Prosseda; one in which he explores, by Alessandra Ammara, their compositions for two pianos; a third CD that plays Prosseda earliest work for Mendelssohn chamber next to the violinist Gabriele Pieranunzi, Gabriele Geminiani cellist and viola Francesco Fiore; Y, by last, Italian pianist presents an album with the hidden treasures of the work of German teacher. further, Prosseda take advantage of his stay in Madrid to give a lecture to students at the Royal Conservatory of Music Day 13 of March, between the 9:30 and the 12:30.

Prosseda (Latina, Italy, 1975) He achieved great fame for his recordings dedicated to new works by Felix Mendelssohn German, among which was the Concerto in E minor, recorded with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, under Riccardo Chailly. In 2013, He completed the first comprehensive of piano music of the German, published in 2017 in a box 10 discos. Among his most recent works of the integral is Piano sonatas, Mozart. All these works are published by the label Decca.

as a soloist, Prosseda has played with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic, el Gewandhaus de Leipzig, Filarmonica della Scala of the Milan, the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome, la New Japan Philharmonic, la Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Moscow State Philharmonic from the Brussels Philharmonic; and he has offered concerts at the Wigmore Hall in London, Philharmonie in Berlin and at La Scala in Milan.

Twelve of his recordings were included in the boxes "Piano Gold" and "Classic Gold" Deutsche Grammophon (2010). Prosseda is also heavily involved in the promotion of Italian music of the twentieth century, and he has recorded the piano works of composers like Petrassi, Dallapiccola y Aldo Clementi.

Since 2011 also plays piano-pédalier, instrument which recorded the unknown Concert, Gounod, for piano-pédalier and orchestra (Release in modern times), accompanied by the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, dirigida por Howard Shelly (Hyperion). further, He has played the same concert with the Berlin Symphony, Philharmonic Toscanini de Parma, la Netherlands Symphony Orchestra y la Lahti Symphony Orchestra. And with this same work will debut in November 2018 with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London.

Prosseda is also very active as a musicologist and author of radio and television programs. He works regularly for Rai-Radiotre, station that created the Music Lessons dedicated to Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann y Chopin. For Rai Educational created and produced three documentaries dedicated to Mendelssohn, Chopin y Liszt, released on DVD for the Euroarts. As musicologist has written volume Guide to the piano repertoire, published by Curci publishing (Milan). artistic coordinator of the network of musicians Donatori di musica, Prosseda exercises also as president of the association Mendelssohn Italy and as artistic adviser to Cremona and Cremona Pianoforte Mondomusica.

This will be the third concert of the 23rd season of Great Performers of Scherzo Cycle, after the passage of Mitsuko Uchida and Grigory Sokolov. The nine concerts scheduled to take place between January and December 2018. further, Gustavo Dudamel, which garnered a huge, resounding success in the previous season- returns to the cycle with an extraordinary concert in front of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Along the 2018, experienced pianists, as Uchida, Sokolov, Radu Lupu a Murray Perahia, They will share the stage with young and prominent artists as Yuja Wang, Benjamin Grosvernor o Jan Lisiecki.

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 The country and the 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, 19:30 hours


Six studies canonical pedal piano op. 56. No: 2, 4 Y 5

  1. F. Boele

Fantasy and Fugue op.18. nº6


Four songs without words op.19 nº6, on. 38 No. 2 nº6 there, op.53 nº5
Introduction and rondo Capriccioso op. 14


funeral march for a marionette (pedal piano version of Giuseppe Lupis)

the Scherzo Concerto in E flat major for piano with pedal


Op.64 nº1 prayers, 3 Y 5
Great Preludes op. 66 No. 3 and No. 4, for pedal piano

  1. LISZT

Fantasia quasi-sonata “After a reading of Dante” nº7 2nd year of pilgrimage: Italy.

Mitsuko Uchida

He Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo inicia su 23ª temporada con una cita excepcional: el único recital en España de la pianista y directora Mitsuko Uchida. The artist, unusual in the Spanish stages, will offer a concert next 23 in January Auditorio Nacional de Madrid. For this occasion, You have selected a program consisting exclusively of works by one of the teachers who have earned international fame, Austrian Franz Schubert, which también ha dedicado buena parte de su trabajo discográfico.

Uchida es una intérprete de referencia en distintos repertorios: clásico, romántico temprano y la segunda escuela vienesa. A lo largo de su carrera ha tocado y continúa tocando con las orquestas más respetadas del mundo, incluyendo las de Cleveland y Chicago, the Berlin Philharmonic, la Royal Concertgebouw, Bavarian radio, the London Symphony Orchestra, la Philharmonia y la Filarmónica de Londres. Y lo ha hecho acompañada por directores de la talla de Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski o Andris Nelsons.

Since 2016 Mitsuko Uchida es Socia Artística de la Mahler Chamber Orchestra con la que ha emprendido un proyecto que durará cinco años. También ofrece frecuentes recitales en ciudades como Viena, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Nueva York o Tokio; y es invitada habitual en la Mozartwoche de Salzburgo, así como en los Festivales de Salzburgo y Edimburgo.

Uchida graba en exclusiva para el sello Decca y su extensa discografía incluye la integral de las sonatas para piano de Mozart y Schubert. In 2011 fue galardonada con un premio Grammy por la grabación de conciertos de Mozart junto a la Orquesta de Cleveland, y volvió a ser premiada en 2017 por un álbum de Songs con Dorothea Röschmann. His recording of Concierto para Piano, de Schoenberg, con Pierre Boulez y la Orquesta de Cleveland recibió cuatro premios, among them, un Gramophone al Mejor Concierto.

Depositaria del Borletti-Buitoni Trust y directora del Marlboro Music Festival, in 2015 Mitsuko Uchida fue honrada con la Medalla de Oro de Mozart del Stiftung Mozarteum de Salzburgo y el Praemium Imperiale de la Asociación de Arte de Japón. In 2012 recibió la Medalla de Oro del Royal Philharmonic Society y, in 2014, el título de doctora honoris causa de la Universidad de Cambridge. In 2009 fue nombrada Dama Comandante de la Orden del Imperio Británico.

Este será el primer concierto de la 23ª temporada de Grandes Intérpretes. The nine concerts scheduled to take place between January and December 2018. further, Gustavo Dudamel, which garnered a huge, resounding success in the previous season- returns to the cycle with an extraordinary concert in front of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Along the 2018, experienced pianists, as Uchida, Grigori Sokolov, Radu Lupu a Murray Perahia, They will share the stage with young and prominent artists as Yuja Wang, Benjamin Grosvernor o Jan Lisiecki.

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. La Fundación Scherzo se ha comprometido a dejar un mínimo de 60 Youth tickets per 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, 19:30 hours
F. SCHUBERT: Sonata in C minor, D958
F.SCHUBERT: Sonata en la mayor D664
F. SCHUBERT: Sonata en sol mayor D894
Cycle Great Performers of Scherzo

Combine the maturity of artists like Mitsuko Uchida, Grigory Sokolov, Radu Lupu O Murray Perahia with the talent of young performers is the premise from which part 23No. Great Performers Cycle Foundation Scherzo. "A season that combines large and veteran teachers with a young generation concocted", Explain Patrick Alfaya, artistic director of the cycle, about the intense programming 2018.

Between January and December next year will be held nine concerts in this edition, in addition to the extraordinary concert LIKES Dudamel – which he garnered a huge, resounding success in the previous season – in front of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. During this season of the cycle, experienced pianists will share the stage of the National Auditorium with young and prominent artists such as Yuja Wang, Benjamin Grosvernor O Jan Lisiecki.

The price of single tickets is placed from the 25 euros, from 3 from January, Individual tickets can be purchased in advance. They can also buy fertilizer from 191 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; the Scherzo Foundation also undertakes to leave a minimum of 60 Youth tickets per concert.

Throughout more than two decades of life of this cycle sponsored by El País, 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, 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 been through the National Music Auditorium in Madrid are Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman, Claudio Arrau, Alicia de Larrocha, Alfred Brendel, Maria Joao Pires, Ivo Pogorelich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Grigory Sokolov, Christian Zacharias, Radu Lupu, Andras Schiff, Emanuel Ax, Lang Lang , Vladimir Ashkenazy o Javier Perianes.

The goal with which started this project was to bring the piano music the majority 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 – as it continues 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 whereby it has been more than fifty 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. Through this initiative, and in collaboration with the publisher Antonio Machado Books, They have published a collection of musical essays, and edited some discs.

Angela Hewitt ha llevado la música de Johann Sebastian Bach por todo el mundo hasta convertirse en una de las mejores intérpretes del repertorio del maestro barroco. Now, Debuts in Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo con un concierto el próximo 18 of April, to 19:30 hours, at National Music Auditorium. the recital, Ecuador marks the 22nd season of this cycle, also it includes a selection of Sonatas Scarlatti; Sonatine, from Ravel; Y Bourrée fantasque, from Chabrier.

Una de las pianistas actuales más destacadas, Hewitt aparece habitualmente en recitales junto a las orquestas más importantes del mundo. In 2015 entró en el Salón de la fama de Gramophone. Sus grabaciones y actuaciones de Bach han sido especialmente alabadas, convirtiéndola en una de las intérpretes actuales más importantes de la obra del compositor alemán.

In autumn 2016, Hewitt se embarcó en un gran proyecto con el título The Bach Odyssey, que comprende todos los trabajos de Bach para piano en una gira de 12 recitales durante cuatro años. La pianista actuará en grandes ciudades y lugares de todo el mundo, incluido el Wigmore Hall de Londres, el National Arts Centre de Ottawa, así como en Tokio y Florencia. Otros recitales destacados de esta temporada incluyen Vienna Konzerthaus, Birmingham Town Hall, Bath Mozartfest, Rotterdam’s De Doelen, Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao y una gira por Australia junto a Música Viva. Durante el verano de 2015, Hewitt fue residente en el Shakespeare’s Globe de Londres.

Otro de los aspectos más memorables de la temporada 2016/17 son las actuaciones junto a las orquestas Baltimore Symphony y Winnipeg Symphony, la Duisburger Philharmoniker y la Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. In spring 2017 inició una gira por el Reino Unido junto a la Tonkünstler Orchestra de Viena. Sus apariciones más recientes han sido con orquestas como la Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra y de nuevo una gira asiática con la Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

La pianista ha ganado varios premios por sus grabaciones y cosechado elogios en todo el mundo. his album The Art of Fugue, Bach, fue publicado en 2014 y su proyecto desarrollado a lo largo de una década para grabar los trabajos principales de Bach para piano, publicado con el sello Hyperion, ha sido descrito por The Sunday Times como “una de las grabaciones más esplendorosas de nuestra era”.

Entre sus últimos álbumes está la sexta entrega de las Sonatas de Beethoven una nueva grabación de las Goldberg variations, Bach, y la sinfonía Turangalîla de Messiaen, con la Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra y Hannu Lintu. El primer disco en el que aborda las Sonatas de Scarlatti fue publicado en la primavera de 2016. Su discografía también incluye discos de Mozart, Schumann, Couperin y Rameau.

Nacida en una familia de músicos, Angela Hewitt comenzó sus estudios de piano a los tres años, sus primeras actuaciones con público fueron a los cuatro años y, un año después, consiguió su primera beca escolar. Estudió junto a Jean-Paul Sévilla y, in 1985, ganó el Concurso Internacional de Piano de Bach de Toronto. In 2006 recibió la Orden del Imperio Británico y fue nombrada Companion de la Orden de Canadá en 2015. Vive en Londres, pero también tiene casas en Ottawa e Italia, donde ejerce como Directora Artística del festival musical de Trasimeno.

La 22ª temporada de Grandes Intérpretes, en la que debutará Hewitt, fue inaugurada por el pianista Daniil Trifonov. Between January and November 2017 están programados una decena de conciertos. La 22ª edición del Ciclo Grandes Intérpretes reunirá a músicos de la talla de Sokolov, Zacharias O Ashkenazy.

Daniil Trifonov

Daniil Trifonov un pianista para el resto de nuestras vidas” Norman Lebrecht

Lo tiene todo y más … Tenderness and a diabolical element. Jamás escuché nada semejante” Martha Argerich

En plena eclosión de una brillante carrera como pianista, Daniil Trifonov debuta en la 22ª temporada del Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo con un recital que tendrá lugar el próximo jueves, day 19 from January, to 19:30 hours, at National Music Auditorium in Madrid. In this concert, con el que se da comienzo al ciclo, Trifonov abordará obras de Schumann, Shostakovich Y Stravinsky.

Daniil Trifonov nació en la ciudad rusa de Nizhniy Novgorod en 1991 y está considerado como uno de los intérpretes más sobresalientes de la nueva generación de pianistas. Durante la temporada musical de 2010/2011, ganó en tres de los concursos más prestigiosos del panorama musical contemporáneo: el Concurso Chopin (Warsaw), donde obtuvo el tercer premio; el Rubinstein (Tel Aviv), first prize; y el Chaikovski (Moscow), primer y gran premio. Ha sido calificado por el comentarista cultural Norman Lebrecht como “un pianista para el resto de nuestras vidas”. Tras su éxito en el concurso Chaikovski, Trifonov comenzó una imparable y brillante carrera internacional que se ha consolidado gracias a la reputación de sus actuaciones, su profundidad musical y su intensidad expresiva.

In season 16-17 estrenó Transcendental, un doble álbum que además de presentar el tercer título de Trifonov como artista en exclusiva de Deutsche Grammophon, presenta por primera vez los Studies completos de Liszt. El ganador del premio Gramophone Artista del Año 2016, actuó en Octubre 2016 en la gala final del 125 aniversario de la Sinfónica de Chicago bajo la batuta de Riccardo Muti, interpretando el Piano Concerto No.. 1 de Tchaikovsky. Tras su segunda nominación a los premios Grammy con las Variaciones Rachmaninoff, debutó con la Filarmónica de Berlin y Sir Simon Rattle tocando obras del mismo compositor en los conciertos de fin de año que se han transmitido en directo en toda Europa.

In 2017 debutará además con las sinfónicas de Melbourne y Sídney y la Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. También interpretará el “Ciclo Rachmaninoff” en gira con la Filarmónica de Múnich junto a Valery Gergiev.

In season 16/17 actuó con la Orquesta Filarmónica de Nueva York, orquestas de Cleveland y Filadelfia, Staatskapelle Dresden, Festival de Salzburgo y BBC Proms de Londres interpretando las obras de Mozart. Con Ravel actuará de nuevo con la Staatskapelle, además de interpretar Beethoven con la Tonhalle de Zúrich, Prokófiev con Filarmónica de Rotterdam, Chopin en tour con la Mahler Chamber Orchestra y Schumann con la Sinfónica de Houston, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic y con la Orquesta de La Scala en tour bajo la batuta de Riccardo Chailly.

Trifonov, hijo de un compositor y una profesora de música, comenzó sus estudios musicales a los cinco años de edad, ofreció su primer concierto con orquesta a los ocho y asistió a la prestigiosa escuela moscovita de Gnessin, en clase de Tatiana Zelikman. A pesar de su apretada agenda, el intérprete ruso consigue sacar tiempo para estudiar junto a Sergei Babayan, así como recibir lecciones de composición en el el Cleveland Institute of Music, del que es alumno desde 2009.

Trifonov inaugura con el concierto del jueves 19 de enero la 22ª temporada del Ciclo de Grandes Intérpretes de la Fundación Scherzo. Between January and November 2017 will take place nine piano recitals that will bring together musicians of Sokolov, Perianes, Zacharias, Leif Ove Andsnes, Andras Schiff, Angela Hewitt , Ashkenazy, Daniil Trifonov, Piotr Anderzewski…And an extraordinary concert, outside fertilizer, Symphony Orchestra Simon Bolivar by the Orfeo Català, bajo las órdenes de Gustavo Dudamel.

Subscriptions are now available at affordable prices, since 169 euros for nine concerts, and with special prices for children 26 years, que podrán adquirir entradas en la última media hora por sólo 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.

National Music Auditorium, 19:30 hours

    Kinderszenen op.15
    Toccata en Do Mayor op.7
    Kreisleriana op.16
    Selección de 24 Preludios y Fugas op.87
    Nº7 en La Mayor
    Nº2 en La menor
    Nº5 en Re Mayor
    Nº24 en Re menor
    Tres movimientos de Petrouchka
RICHARD GOODE en el click the Scherzo

The New York pianist Richard Goode will offer a concert next Tuesday 29 of November, in the 21st season Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo. Goode concert, He is known worldwide as one of the best interpreters of the work of Beethoven, will take place in the National Music Auditorium and he addressed compositions Bach Y Chopin.

Born in New York, Goode studied with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music and Rudolf Serkin in Curtis Intitute. He has won numerous awards including The Young Concert Artists Award, first prize in the Clara Haskil Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize y un Grammy. His first public performance of the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas held in New York in 1987 Y 1988, and it was hailed by The New York Times as "one of the most memorable events of the season". Would repeat the same cycle in Queen Elisabeth Hall in London 1994 Y 1995 with the same success. Of the, They have highlighted their great sensitivity, depth and expressiveness.

In season 2016/17, among other concerts, New York pianist returns to the Edinburgh International Festival, al Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Piano has the Jacobins Toulouse, Bergen International Festival and will debut in Stockholm in the Big Concert Hall. Likewise, Cycle back to the Great Performers of Scherzo, in which debuted in 2006. Goode also perform along with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, under the orders of Ivan Fischer. With the latter group, will offer concerts in the Hungarian capital, NY, Chicago, Boston, Ann Arbor y Newark.

In United States, It highlights its return to the Mostly Mozart festival, Lincoln Centre, where it will interpret the Piano Concerto K.414 Mozart, directed by Louis Langrée. It will also offer recitals in numerous series as the Washington Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, the Masters Series of the Van Cliburn Concerts (Fort Worth), Duke Performances in North Carolina, Green Music Center de California, Minnesota Beethoven Festival and the Chamber Music Society of Philadelphia.

Exclusive artist label Nonesuch, Goode has recorded more than two dozen albums, ranging from his solo work, to chamber music, lied and concerts. His last recording, the five Beethoven concertos with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer, It was published in 2009 receiving rave reviews; He was also nominated for a Grammy Award and the Financial Times called it "a milestone in the music world". Its series 10 CDs with the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas, the first recording made by a pianist born in the United States, He was nominated for a Grammy and Gramophone selected Good CD Guide. His other albums are marked series of Bach Partitas, he lied Dawn Upshaw and Mozart piano concertos with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

From 1999 until 2013, Richard was Artistic Director, along with Mitsuko Uchida, de la Marlboro Music School and Festival en Vermont. He is married to the violinist Marcia Weinfield Y, when not on tour, They are living in New York City.

This will be the last concert of the 21st season of the Great Performers of Scherzo Cycle, inaugurated last February by Ivo Pogorelich. In addition to the Croatian interpreter, They have also gone through the stage of the National Auditorium reputed pianists Arkadi Volodos, Grigory Sokolov, Paul Lewis, Emanuel Ax Y Lang Lang, the latter in a special concert for which tickets sold out. Another special concert, that of Philippe Jaroussky with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, also he hung the sign you exhaust your performance tickets 12 of November. The program included the 21st season 11 recitals, as well as three lectures by Volodos, Lewis and Fellner. Throughout their 21 editions, Great Performers Cycle has received more than 200 concerts of the best pianists of recent decades, whose music have enjoyed over 300.000 people.


19:30 hours


J.S. Bach Italian Concerto
J.S. Bach 15 symphonies


Chopin Nocturne Op.55 No.2 in Eb
Chopin Nocturne in C minor Op.48, No.1
Chopin Mazurka Op.24 No.2
Chopin Mazurka Op.59 No.2
Chopin Mazurka Op.7 No.3
Chopin Mazurka Op.24 No.4
Chopin Barcarola Op.60
Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor Op.27 No.1
Chopin Nocturne in E major Op.62 No.1
Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat Op.61

More information.

Emanuel Ax

The pianist Emanuel Ax, winner of seven Grammy Awards, will offer a concert next Tuesday 8 November within 21ª season Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo, in which he will perform works of Chopin Y Schubert.

Ax (Leopolis, Ukraine, 1949) He is recognized for his special dedication to contemporary compositions. Ha estrenado obras de John Adams, Christopher Rouse, Krzysztof Penderecki, Bright Sheng O Melinda Wagner. Polish-American, It was his father who introduced him to study piano when he was six years. As a child, he moved with his family to Winnipeg (Canada) Y, later, To united states, where Ax delves into his musical learning. El Epstein Scholarship Program of the Boys Clubs of America subvencionó sus estudios en la exclusiva Escuela Juilliard de Nueva York, where he currently teaches. In its first stage, He was awarded the Young Concert Artists Award, el primer premio en la Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition de Tel Aviv, in 1974; and the Avery Fisher Prize, in 1979.

In recent years, Ax has turned to the composers of the twentieth century, although its interpretation of classical composers like Beethoven O Mozart It has been widely recognized. Ax is, Likewise, a fervent admirer of chamber music and works regularly with artists such as Young Uck Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Peter Serkin, Jaime Laredo e Itzakh Perlman, who has won the Exceptional SCHERZO for his latest recording. Precisely, su trabajo de cámara con el violonchelista Yo-Yo Ma han sido reconocidos en varias ocasiones en los premios Grammy; as well as his piano sonatas Haydn. Since 1987 is exclusive Sony Classical artist and the label has recorded concerts Liszt, Schoenberg, Brahms Y Astor Piazzolla, among others.

Emanuel Ax lives in New York with his wife, the pianist Yoko Nozaki. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universities of Yale and Columbia. He is a regular performer at festivals BBC Proms, Edinburgh, Hollywood Bowl, Mostly Mozart, Ravinia o Tanglewood. After his performance in the Great Performers of Scherzo Cycle, the pianist will offer two concerts in Spain: he 9 November in Alicante (Home theater) and the 10 November in Zaragoza (Auditorio Palacio de Congresos).

The Ax will be the seventh performance (after the cancellation of the concert Till Fellner, que ya tiene nueva fecha para el 21 of November) 21st season of the Great Performers Series of the Scherzo Foundation, inaugurated last February by Ivo Pogorelich. In addition to the Croatian interpreter, They have also gone through the stage of the National Auditorium reputed pianists Arkadi Volodos, Paul Lewis Y Lang Lang, the latter in a special concert for which tickets sold out.

The program includes the 21st season 11 concerts, and two master classes. Throughout their 21 editions, Great Performers Cycle has received more than 200 concerts of the best pianists of recent decades, whose music have enjoyed over 300.000 people.


19:30 hours, National Music Auditorium

 Four Impromptus Op 142• D935 (1827)

 four impromptus:No. 1 in A flat, Op 29Nº2 in F sharp, Op Sol 36Nº3 in B flat major, On 51Fantasie-Impromptu (4) in C sharp minor, On 66

 De 'Three Piano Pieces', No. 2 in E flat major D946

 Sonata No. 3, in B minor Op 58


Yesterday, Thursday 20 October, Magazine RHYTHM held its party number 900 in Mahler's Fifth. The act, within a very festive atmosphere, It was presented by Eva Sandoval and they attended by the director of the publication, Fernando Rodriguez Polo, and its editor, Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro.

During the ceremony, packed with attendees, including members of the team of collaborators of the magazine, as well as outstanding musical and journalistic personalities of the country, they could shoot at the photocall, to be published in the next issue of November, 901 ...

Attendees also reported what was happening in their social networks, which are available on the facebook and twitter RHYTHM: (@RevistaRITMO)

Among wines and wines, attendees enjoyed an intimate act that could talk to all the pleasures RHYTHM Music, meats and wine of Rioja, served by the wineries Luis Alegre.

a review was made to the 87 year history of the magazine, its directors (Fernando Rodríguez del Rio, Rogelio del Villar, Nemesio Otano, Antonio Rodriguez Moreno Y Fernando Rodriguez Polo), their editors in chief, professional teams, teams of collaborators at various stages, large firms of music journalism and musicology who have participated in the history of the magazine (historical names who wrote in RHYTHM: Conrado del Campo, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Nin, José Subirá, Joaquin Turina, Joaquin Rodrigo, Higinio English, Rogelio del Villar Y Federico Sopeña, among others).

It also opened a dialogue with the audience about the future of the music press to the challenges of Internet. the presence of new Web pages of musical information is reviewed, blogs, platforms downloads and streaming, of the “all free” In the net.

RHYTHM director announced for next year 2017 a new multimedia platform for information and services for classical music under its brand RHYTHM, which seeks to give answers to the questions and concerns that currently poses Internet publishers and consumers of classical music in our country.

the event was attended by large numbers of people from Madrid's musical life, critics, journalists, artists, record companies and publishers and collaborators RHYTHM. He also acted as master of ceremonies John Lucas, director de la revista Scherzo, maintaining the excellent collaboration between the two publications.

The party ended with a tasting of an excellent wine from Rioja, wineries Luis Alegre, accompanied by the necessary snacks, allowing to extend it until very advanced hours of the night.


"We live in an era that goes against classical music, because to play it you have to be silent. The true essence of classical music is silence " ARKADI VOLODOS.
The Russian interpreter, Arkadi Volodos, actuates the 15 March 21st season in the Great Performers of Scherzo cycle with a recital at the National Auditorium of Music in which he will perform works by Brahms and Schubert. The pianist also offer the 17 March a lecture at the Royal Conservatory of Music, open to all public.

Volodos has already gone through this same scenario, within the cycle organized by the Fundación Scherzo, at other times. The last one took place in 2013. This edition, which opened last 2 February Ivo Pogorelich, It includes 11 recitals, plus three master classes open to the public by the Volodos own, Paul Lewis Y Till Fellner. The next concert, to be held 5 of April, It will feature performances of Grigori Sokolov.

The master class offered by the famous pianist will take place on 17 of March, to 18 hours, at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Calle Doctor Mata, 2) and will focus on students at the school and the Queen Sofía College of Music. But the act is open to the public, as well as musicians interested.
Volodos (St. Petersburg, 1972) is, undoubtedly, one of today's most prominent and important pianists. His virtuosity and keyboard technique have exalted him as one of the musicians reference, although it dispenses his performances, with about fifty concerts a year. Between concerts, Russian interpreter let stand notes and reflect on their work. Hence, asserting that silence is an essential part of his art. Since coming to Madrid, mid nineties, to study under the command of Dimitri Bashkhirov, Volodos has a close relationship with Spain. In fact, his latest album is dedicated to the Catalan composer Federico Mompou, a disc that has a transcription yours.

Volodos began studying singing and direction. But it was in 1987 when he made firm the option of learning the piano. He went through the St. Petersburg Conservatory and continued his training in Paris with Jacques Rouvier. In the Queen Sofía College of Music, the outstanding pianist was instructed by Bashkhirov, who thoroughly focused on the preparation of which has been dubbed the XXI century Horowitz.

In 1996 He debuted in New York. Since then, Volodos has given recitals throughout the world with major orchestras, between them, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Israel, the Philharmonia, Royal Concertgebouw, the Munich Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, the Boston Symphony and Chicago Symphony. All run by artists of the stature of Myung-Whun Chung, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Semyon Bychkov O Riccardo Chailly. Frequently, Volodos acts at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Pilharmonie Berlin, Musikverein in Viena y el Théâtre des Champs-Élysées de París; as well as other prestigious halls in Europe, United States and Japan.

Since 1998, Sony Classical label publishes its performances, within a catalog that includes recitals with Sonatas Schubert or works Rachmaninov, in addition to live performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, under the direction of James Levine or the First Piano Concerto Tchaikovsky, under the direction of Seiji Ozawa. His album Volodos plays Liszt was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone magazine. Got, Likewise, Diapason d'Or and the ECHO-Klassik prize. In 2010, Gramophone highlighted the CD which contained his recital at Musikverein as the best instrumental album of the year.

In this last stage, the acclaimed Russian pianist has devoted much of his concerts Federico Mompou plays Mompou -Volodos (2013)- he received numerous awards in France, Germany and the UK, again as the Diapason d'Or, Choc Classic, echo Klassik 2014 and Gramophone Award. Two seasons ago also he accompanied the Danish Symphony on tour in Spain, giving recitals in Zaragoza, Madrid, Vitoria and Valencia.


Ivo Pogorelich

"Neither radical, or controversial. I do not have time to devote to these considerations. All I've tried always been play the piano well. I owe the public and I am fully aware of it ". IVO POGORELICH

Pianist Ivo Pogorelich returns next 2 February to cycle Great Performers of Scherzo to inaugurate its 21st season with a varied program that includes works by Liszt, Schumann, Brahms Y Stravinsky in the National Auditorium. The program this year includes 11 concerts and the next one will be in charge of Lang Lang he 1 of March.

Born in Belgrade in 1958, Ivo Pogorelich received his first piano class at the age of seven and at the age of twelve he moved to Moscow to study at the Central School of Music and later at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 1976 began intensive studies with the famous pianist and teacher Aliza Kezeradze, who have you been married to since 1980 until his premature death in 1996. In 1978 Ivo Pogorelich won the Casagrande International Competition in Terni (Italy) and in 1980 the Montreal Music International. But nevertheless, It was an award that the one that made him world famous did not get. In 1980 entered the legendary Warsaw Chopin competition, where his elimination in the third round unleashed a fierce controversy that attracted the attention of the entire musical world to the artist.

Since its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 1981, the performances of Ivo Pogorelich have caused a sensation in all the great concert halls of the world, both in Europe and the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Israel. He has been invited to play with numerous large orchestras, like the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, all the great formations in London, as well as the Chicago and Boston Symphony, the New York Philharmonic and the Paris Orchestra. Wherever it touches, his superb performances confirm the originality of his talent and intellect. The New York Times has published: “Play every note exactly, with such a feeling, such expression, that becomes a full orchestra”.
In season 2015/2016, Pogorelich has given several recitals in Warsaw, Dubrovnik, Montreux, Oxford, Colonia, Stuttgart, Munich, Paris and other European cities.

The pianist supports numerous young musicians. In 1986 established a foundation in Croatia to raise funds to provide scholarships for young artists to continue their studies abroad. In 1994, Pogorelich created a foundation in Sarajevo to raise funds to build a maternity hospital. Offers many benefit concerts to support, for example, to the Red Cross, or to fight against diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. One of his goals has been and continues to be to help young artists by giving master classes around the world. In 1988 was named by UNESCO “Goodwill Ambassador”.

Ivo Pogorelich has recorded for German Grammophon a considerable discography full of repertoires that range from baroque to classical and romantic music or also that of the 20th century. The results obtained have been impressive. So much so that many people consider him a legend. In March 2015, Deutsche Grammophon has released the Pogorelich Complete Recordings box with 14 extraordinary albums, which has been awarded the French Diapason d'Or.

Triumphant in his youth, retired to save a necessary mental break and in recent seasons back on stage, Pogorelich continues to be one of the most passionate pianists on the world scene due to the unpredictability of his performances.

PROGRAM OF THE CONCERT OF 2 FEBRUARY, National Music Auditorium, 19:30h
After a reading from Dante. Fantasia quasi-sonata, S161 / 7
Fantasy for Piano in C Major, on. 17
Three movements of Petrushka
Variations on a Theme by Paganini in A minor, op.35


A total of 11 concerts - Nine piano recitals and two extraordinary with Lang Lang or countertenor Philippe Jaroussky-, in addition to 3 master classes by, for now, Paul Lewis and Till Fellner for students of the Royal Conservatory of Music, celebrate 20 year cycle of the Scherzo Great Performers Foundation, sponsored by El País.

Throughout these two decades, a total of 71 pianistas han actuado dentro de la programación en el Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, en casi 200 concerts, consolidándolo como uno de los mejores ciclos en su especialidad, según los propios participantes. Algo que también pueden atestiguar las más de 300.000 personas que han asistido al mismo y disfrutado de sesiones para la historia ofrecidas por Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman, Grigori Sokolov, Alfred Brendel, Maria Joao Pires, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ivo Pogorelich, Christian Zacharias, Pierre-Laurent Aimard…O los españoles que lo han también engrandecido, caso de Alicia de Larrocha, Joaquín Achúcarro, Josep Colom, Javier Perianes, Cristina Bruno O Rosa Torres-Pardo.

According Patrick Alfaya, actual director artístico:”El nuevo ciclo de 2016 combina estrellas muy mediáticas, como pueden ser Lang Lang O Philippe Jaroussky, con intérpretes cuya carrera ha estado y está alejada de los medios de comunicación, como puede ser Richard Goode. Al igual que en otros años buscamos una paleta amplia y diversa de artistas de gran calidad. Y como en muchos otros años, introducimos un pianista nuevo en la serie: es el caso de Alexander Tharaud”. Para definir la esencia de Grandes Intérpretes, Alfaya afirma: “Ha marcado dos décadas; es como una foto del piano con mayúsculas de finales del siglo XX y principios del XXI”.

Un jueves 18 April 1996, to 19:30 en el Auditorio Nacional sonaban obras de Bach, Chopin Y Stravinsky a manos de Sokolov. El ruso fue el primero de una serie de artistas que inauguraban aquella nueva serie de pianistas en Madrid. The cycle, entonces dirigido por Antonio Moral y hoy por Patrick Alfaya, no ha parado hasta hoy y vio la luz en el entorno de la revista Scherzo. La publicación especializada había sido fundada unos años antes y puesta en marcha por un grupo de aficionados a la música clásica, provenientes de diferentes sectores profesionales. A todos ellos les unía un objetivo común: la pasión por la música, y en concreto por el piano.

Cuando comenzó esta aventura, nadie sabía cuánto iba a durar o a dónde llevaría. Se inició un camino con una meta clara: acercar la música a la mayor parte de la sociedad, attempting to circumvent both economic and cultural barriers. Los recursos con los que se contaba eran escasos. But nevertheless, From the first moment, la reacción del público fue magnífica. El apoyo de la audiencia madrileña, inmediato, lo cual dio alas al ciclo. Le permitió sin ningún tipo de subvención de las instituciones públicas -como continúa ocurriendo- una larga supervivencia a la que se unió como inestimable soporte y con un patrocinio anual el diario El País. A través de este medio, podrán seguirse en la nueva programación las tres clases maestras en el Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. Se unen a las que la pasada temporada ofrecieron Nikolai Lugansky y Fazil Say, en el mismo escenario.

El éxito del Ciclo de Grandes Intérpretes permitió acumular experiencia y un pequeño excedente económico que se decidió utilizar para ayudar a jóvenes pianistas. Así es como en 2002 nació el ciclo Jóvenes Intérpretes, por el cual han pasado 48 pianists Javier Perianes, Paul Lewis, Yuja Wang, Alexei Volodin, Betrand Chamayou or brothers Victor and Luis del Valle, Today already established.

In the year 2001, se decidió crear la Fundación Scherzo con el objetivo de gestionar ambos ciclos de manera más eficaz. A través de la nueva iniciativa, se iniciaron otras actividades vinculadas a la música clásica. Así surgió, en colaboración con la editorial Antonio Machado libros, una colección con varias publicaciones de ensayo musical, así como la edición de algunos discos.

20 years later, tras una nómina con más de 70 pianistas por el Ciclo de Grandes Intérpretes y cerca de 200 conciertos que también han incluido a formaciones como la Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, la Sinfónica de Galicia u otros tipo de recitales y conciertos con artistas como Juan Diego Flórez o Gustavo Dudamel con la Orquesta Simon Bolívar.

Esperamos haber conseguido parte de nuestros objetivos, haber contribuido a acercar la música clásica a la sociedad, haber dado soporte en el desarrollo de sus carreras a pianistas emergentes. As well, how not, haber satisfecho las expectativas de todos aquellos a quienes nos debemos: el público del ciclo de Grandes Intérpretes, organized by the Scherzo Foundation.

Un público fiel, que ha hecho posible estos 20 years, a través de una organización que representa una de las pocas instituciones culturales privadas españolas sin ánimo de lucro, cuyos beneficios íntegros han ido a apoyar iniciativas musicales.

Muchas gracias a todos por habernos acompañado en esta andadura.


Next Tuesday 19 masterclass will take place the Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky with students Royal Conservatory of Music and the next day, 20 October, will offer his recital in cycle Great Performers of Scherzo to 19:30 hours in the National Music Auditorium.
According to 'The Guardian’ Lugansky is “a mixture of lyricism, brilliance and good sense of boldness”. Nikolai Lugansky has emerged as a pianist of extraordinary intensity and versatility. Demonstrates sensitivity and refinement playing Mozart already Schumann, while boasts an impressive virtuosity Rachmaninov Y Prokofiev.

It appears regularly in some of the most prestigious festivals in the world, including the London BBC Proms, La Roque d’Anthéron, Verbier, and the Edinburgh International Festival. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, Bamberg Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra and St. Petersburg, among many. In the chamber music format, stands out as usual accompanist Vadim Repin Y Leonidas Kavakos. His albums have achieved the Echo Classic Award, as well as the Diapason D'or and Exceptional Scherzo.

He has served previously on three occasions in the Great Performers Cycle, for editions 2003, 2004 Y 2013.
For many, it comes more and better pianist who has grown in recent years. Its powerful virtuosity and programs represent a coherent sum of rediscoveries and new repertoire.

Program 20 October 2015 – National Music Auditorium – 19:30h
FRANCK (transcr. BAUER) Prelude, Fugue and Variation, On. 18
SCHUBERT Sonata in C minor, D. 958
GRIEG Three Lyric Pieces