Manuel Hernández-Silva with the ORTVE at Teatro Monumental

Manuel Hernández-Silva with the ORTVE at Teatro Monumental

Manuel Hernández-Silva begins his symphonic season with the RTVE Orchestra at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid, along with flamenco star Estrella Morente and guitarist Pablo Saiz Villegas. The repertoire of this concert, wich will take place at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid next Saturday, September 19, includes several works such as El Sombrero de Tres Picos and El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla, as well as Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo.

Manuel Hernández-Silva will then travel to Pamplona to resume his activity as principal conductor of the Navarra Symphony Orchestra. He will begin with a recording of works by both current and past Navarrese composers, followed by the opening concert of the season. After that, he will conduct the first subscription concert, which will this year feature a concert version of Beethoven’s Fidelio with Berna Perles and César Gutiérrez in the main roles, the same leading couple he had in the staged version he conducted last year at Teatro Cervantes with the Malaga Philharmonic and the stage direction of José Carlos Plaza.

Hernández-Silva, Perianes, Integral Beethoven, Jaén

Later in the season he will conduct Manon Lescaut by Puccini for the opera season of the Asociación Gayarre de Amigos de la Ópera —also in Pamplona—, ​​with the voices of Ainhoa ​​Arteta and Roberto Aronica in the main roles. In the symphonic field he will return to work with orchestras such as Extremadura, Murcia, RTVE or Bogotá, and will recover his postponed debut with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, along with new debuts in Norway, France and Germany. This symphonic activity includes several premieres by composers such as Roberto Sierra, Pacho Flores, Manuel Moreno Buendía, Paquito D’Rivera, Koldo Pastor, etc.

 

 

 

 

Enrico Onofri, Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

Enrico Onofri, Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

Enrico Onofri has recently been appointed Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, with which the Italian conductor and violonist hopes to rediscover the paths and values ​​he has built in the course of his past experiences as concertmaster of La Capella Reial with Jordi Savall, as a member of Concentus Musicus Wien with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, as concertmaster and soloist of Il Giardino Armonico, as well as through his work als conductor of specialized and modern ensembles and orchestras throughout Europe, Japan and America.

This new position is thus added to those that Enrico Onofri already held as Principal Guest Conductor of the Haydn Philharmonie, Resident Conductor of the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Seville Baroque Orchestra, Musical Director of the Montis Regalis Academy and Founder and Director of the Ensemble Imaginarium. In addition to his work as an opera conductor, a field in which he is increasingly in demand, Enrico Onofri has also worked with ensembles such as Arion Baroque, Balthasar Neumann Project, Castor Ensemble, Croatian Baroque, Riga Sinfonietta or Montis Regalis Academy; and with modern orchestras such as the Orchestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Orchestre National de Pays de la Loire, Orchestre d’Auvergne, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra or Kammerorchester Basel.

Enrico Onofri medio cuerpor tocando violín blanco y negro

After the success he achieved last season conducting Haendel’s Agrippina at the Teatro de la Maestranza together with the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, as well as with the last recording of his group Imaginarium Ensemble, published by Pasacaille with the title Into Nature and dedicated to the Italian instrumental music of the 17th and 8th centuries, Enrico Onofri will visit, in between his commitments with the Filarmónica Toscanini, the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, an orchestra to which he has been invited on several occasions and where he will conduct next December a Christmas program with works by Haydn and Vivaldi.

 

 

 

 

Pacho Flores opens the season with the Taipei Symphony

Pacho Flores opens the season with the Taipei Symphony

Pacho Flores opens his 2020/21 symphonic season with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, together with maestro Christian Lindberg —trombonist, conductor and composer as well as a friend and mentor to Pacho. The program includes Haydn’s Concerto for trumpet and Akban Bunka for trumpet and orchestra by Lindberg himself. Both works appear on the album FRACTALES (Deutsche Grammophon), which was recorded by both artists together with the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra.

Pacho Flores and Christian Lindberg have a long history of collaboration that will be continued with further concerts, commissions and recordings. Christian Lindberg takes part in Pacho’s project of shared commissions for new trumpet concerts, with premieres already scheduled in Turkey, Spain and Sweden which will later be recorded with other works by Lindberg such as Un Sueño Morisco. This double concert for trumpet, trombone and orchestra was commissioned and premiered by the Orquesta Sinfónica Radio Televisión Española together with Pacho, trombonist Ximo Vicedo and Lindberg himself as a conductor.

Pacho Flores portada de disco Fractales

Pacho’s agenda will continue, if the COVID-19 allows it, with his usual concert and educational activities in Spain and Europe, Asia and North and South America. Among the upcoming premieres are the world premiere of his Ma-Jokaraisa (My Other Heart), a concert for flugelhorn, together with the National Orchestra of Chile and Rodolfo Saglimbeni, which will then have its European premiere with the Orquesta de Extremadura and Manuel Hernández-Silva; the premieres in Asia, Spain and Sweden of Christian Lindberg’s new trumpet concerto; the Spanish premieres of Salseando by Roberto Sierra with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia and Hernández-Silva, and of the Concerto Venezolano by Paquito D’Rivera with the Valencia Orchestra and Vicente Alberola, etc.

Meanwhile, Pacho Flores continues with the project of shared commissions for new trumpet concerts with a new commission by Daniel Freiberg. A new phase of this project is now about to begin, with new composers to be incorporated, which will be announced in due time.

 

 

 

 

Serbian pianist Misha Dacić joins ACM Concerts’ roster

Serbian pianist Misha Dacić joins ACM Concerts’ roster

Serbian pianist Misha Dacić joins ACM Concert’s roster for worldwide management. After his American debut at the Discovery Series of the Miami International Piano Festival, Misha Dacić quickly became a sought-after soloist who captured audiences throughout the United States performing in venues such as Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series in Chicago, Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Steinway Hall New York, Xavier Classical Piano Series in Cincinnati, Frederic Chopin Society’s Concert Series in Minneapolis, among numerous others.

Misha Dacić appeared in solo recitals as well as a guest soloist throughout Central and South America, Europe, Russia, Middle East and Japan. He performed at the Martha Argerich Project Festival in Lugano, at Mendelssohn’s house in Leipzig, at Sergiu Celibidache Festival in Bucharest, at the Festival Raritäten der Klaviermusik in Husum, at the International Piano Festival En Blanco & Negro in Mexico City, at the Oji Hall in Tokyo, and with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra at Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. In 2009 Misha Dacić joined the legendary violinist Ida Haendel on a tour in Japan, performing with her all over the world ever since. One of their live performances was captured on a DVD released by VAI. Misha Dacić in Recital, featuring several live performances, was also released by VAI in 2009. Celebrating Franz Liszt’s 200th anniversary in 2011, Dacić’s Liszt album, released by Piano Classics, was greatly received by the critic worldwide. In 2018, Brilliant Classics released Dacić’s album featuring works by A. Scriabin. 

Misha Dacić pianista Serbio

In 2016 Misha Dacić gave a premier of his two-piano arrangement of Rachmaninoff Choral Symphony The Bells at Rachmaninoff estate museum in Ivanovka, Russia, and was appointed artistic director of the Rahmaninoff Festival at the same venue. Born into a family with musical tradition, and having taken first lessons from his father, Misha Dacić has been performing in public since the age of ten. Kemal Gekić, Lazar Berman, and Jorge Luis Prats are counted among his mentors. Misha Dacić holds his current posts as professor of piano at the Academia Galamian in Malaga, at Escuela Internacional de Musica Alberto Jonas in Valencia, and at Escuela de Alta Especialización Musical ‘Musikae’ in Madrid.

 

 

 

Young conductor Delyana Lazarova joins ACM Concerts

Young conductor Delyana Lazarova joins ACM Concerts

Delyana Lazarova is a young conductor with a quickly growing international career. She is the 2020 First-prize winner of Siemens-Hallé International Competition for Conductors, the newly-appointed Assistant Conductor to Sir Mark Elder at the Hallé Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra in Manchester, England. Ms. Lazarova is also the winner of the NRTA International Conducting Competition in Tirana, in 2019. Delyana has received James Conlon Conducting Award at the Aspen Music Festival, and has won the Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarship at the Cabrillo Festival, California in 2017 and 2018. Ms. Lazarova is one of the 12 selected candidates for the first edition of the International Conducting Competition for women La Maestra, that will take place in Paris in September, 2020.

Delyana Lazarova has worked with orchestras in Europe and North America. Among them are London Classical Soloists in England, Südwestdeutsch Philharmonie Konstanz and Meiningen Staatstheater Orchestra in Germany,  the Janacek Philharmonia Ostrava and Hradec Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic, St. Christofer Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in Greece, Albanian Radio and Television Orchestra, Olten Philharmonic Orchestra in Turkey, Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra and Sofia Sinfonietta in Bulgaria, Estonian Festival Orchestra, Mahler Festival Orchestra, Colorado and Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra in the States. Delyana’s future engagements for 2020/2021 season include concerts with Hallé Symphony Orchestra in England, Il Solisti Aquilani Orchestra in Italy, the Hungarian Radio Orchestra in Budapest, the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra in Sofia, and Collegium Musicum Basel, in Switzerland. Ms. Lazarova will make her opera debut in a production of Verdi’s Nabucco, in Tyl theater in Plzeň, Czech Republic. Next summer Delyana will be returning as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival in USA.

delyana lazarova directora

Delyana Lazarova has a Master Degree in Conducting from Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), in the class of Prof. Johannes Schlaefli. Ms. Lazarova has also worked and studied in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, Leonard Slatkin, Mathias Pintscher, Robert Spano, Larry Rachleff, and Mark Stringer. She recently assisted Cristian Mâcelaru in a concert, featuring the cello concerto “Three Continents” by Nico Muhli/Sven Helbig/Zhou Long with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne, Germany. Delyana also has a Master degree in Violin Performance from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, in the class of Prof. Mauricio Fuks, where she received a special scholarship for artistic excellence.

 

 

 

Flamenco singer Marina Heredia joins ACM Concerts

Flamenco singer Marina Heredia joins ACM Concerts

ACM Concerts is proud to announce the incorporation of flamenco singer Marina Heredia to its roster for engagements that involves Manuel de Falla’s repertoire such as El Amor Brujo (The Love Sorcerer), Siete canciones populares españolas (Seven Spanish Folksongs) and El Corregidor y la Molinera.

Born in Granada, Marina Heredia has been singing since childhood. At thirteen years old she had her first recording experience with Malgré la nuit, a flamenco album for children. She could then be heard singing in Granada tablaos accompanying dancers and guitarists, until she replaced Carmen Linares in a María Pagés show at the Granada Festival. Marina Heredia collaborates with renowned flamenco artists such as Arcángel and Eva Yerbabuena, as well as on other artistic projects, such as the opera De amore by Mauricio Sotelo, which premiered in the prestigious Carl Orff auditorium in Munich and Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela. Since then, her ascending career has taken her to some of the most important music halls worldwide such as Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Teatro Albéniz and Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Gran Teatro in Córdoba, Palau de la Música in Valencia, Carnegie Hall in New York, Palais de la Musique in Strasbourg, or Crystal Palace in Porto.

Marina Heredia, Amor Brujo, Manuel de Falla, Mantón, blanco y negro

Marina Heredia is one of the most internationally requested artists to perform El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla. She has worked, among others, with the San Francisco and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, both under Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, who was also on the podium on her appearance with St. Luke’s Orchestra in the Carnegie Hall of New York, where she got long standing ovation; the Orchestre National de Lille with Josep Vicent; Orquesta Ciudad de Granada under Domingo Hindoyan, the same orchestra at the Musika-Música Festival in Bilbao under Antoni Ros Marbà, who also conducted her with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, etc. Marina premiered the new staging of El Amor Brujo by La Fura dels Baus at the closing concert of the 64th Granada Festival, under Manuel Hernández-Silva. She has performed in the most prestigious festivals of Spain, including Festival Grec in Barcelona, Bienal de Flamenco in Seville, Festival del Cante de las Minas, Festival de Otoño in Madrid, as well as Jerez, Ronda and Granada Festivals, among others, but also in international stages such as De Singel in Antwerp or Festival Flamenco Nîmes. She has traveled from Beijing to Uruguay, Paris, Portugal, Munich, London, Morocco, New York, and Washington.

In 2004 she was awarded the prize Andalucía Joven a las Artes (Andalusia Youth for the Arts) for her contribution to the spreading of Andalusian flamenco throughout the world. With two published works (Me duele, me duele in 2001 and La voz del agua in 2007), she released Marina in 2010, a flamenco album with new classic songs, which received in 2011 the award of Best Album of Cante Flamenco. In September 2012 she premiered A mi Tempo at the Teatro de la Maestranza during the XVII Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla. Marina Heredia has obtained great success and critical acclaim with many of her shows, such as Contra las cuerdas or Tempo de Luz with Carmen Linares and Arcángel, which was toured in Europe and the United States.