Beethoven and Debussy for starters in 2019
Judith Jáuregui will begin 2019 on January 25th at the Auditorio de la Hospedería Fonseca in what will be the second concert of the Beethoven Actual series organised there in collaboration with the CNDM (Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical, the Spanish National Centre for the Diffusion of Music). Judith arrives in Salamanca “with the anticipation of a student who returns to their alma mater”, as this is a town that brings back so many memories from her postgraduate years at the Conservatoire of Castilla y León studying with the extraordinary pianist and maestro Claudio Martínez Mehner, “someone gifted with an amazing head for music, and the first person from whom I received a more analytical teaching of music” says Jáuregui. “I have fantastic memories of the town from my time there, its culture, the musical environment at the Conservatoire… it was my first destination, the first time I truly left home, and that is why I hold Salamanca so dear to my heart” she adds.
And she will be back with one of her greatest projects of the season, the Beethoven Sonatas no. 2, 4, 13 and 25, which the audience will be able to enjoy alongside the modernity of various studies by Ligeti and the piece ‘Study in Stride’ commissioned to José Luis Greco, one of Jáuregui’s favourite current composers.
A few days later, on January 28th, she will fly to Vigo to offer the concert ‘Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy’ in the Afundación Auditorium, her tribute to the French maestro in which – in addition to works by the said composer - she will play others by authors related to him, such as Falla, Liszt, Ravel and Chopin. Judith comments that she is "delighted to return to Philharmonic Society of Vigo, of which I have beautiful memories from my first performance there in 2014".
Full of energy and at an excellent moment in her career Judith Jáuregui now begins the second leg of the 2018/2019 season, one in which she has already received a number of fantastic reviews. Highlights include Joaquín Valdeón’s article (La Nueva España) about her concert with the Signum Quarttet in the Piano Days cycle at the Príncipe Felipe Auditorium in Oviedo, in which he observed that "Jáuregui possesses a lyricism of beautiful quality and warmth and the “Signum” was up to the task with exemplary sonority”, and Alejandro Fernández’s (La Opinión de Málaga) recording of the fabulous reception of her recital at the Philharmonic Society in the Málaga, from which he concluded the following: "the maturity of her piano is not only technically flaring, but rather a shared reflection, the evocation of nostalgic extremes that culminate in a series of musical brush strokes of great plasticity".