Start of the new season: from Berlin to San Sebastian, passing through Madrid & Tokyo
Following a fantastic start to the 19/20 season at the Konzerthaus in Berlin with the violinist Sebastian Bohren, Judith Jáuregui begins a tour of Spain with the Camera Musicae Symphonic Orchestra conducted by the maestro Tomàs Grau. Judith will also travel to Japan where she will offer two recitals in Tokyo. On her return, she has further dates in Madrid and Murcia before bringing an extraordinary 2019 to a close in her beloved Victoria Eugenia Theatre in San Sebastian, where she will play the repertoire of her latest album “Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy”.
The first stop of her tour with Camera Musicae Symphonic Orchestra conducted by its artistic director Tomàs Grau will be on September 28th at the Auditori Josep Carreras of Vila-Seca (Tarragona). The repertoire will include the Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann and Tchaikovsky's Pathétique Symphony interpreted by the orchestra. “Two master pieces of the romantic repertoire, in which the emotional storm is overwhelming” as described by Judith. Schumann, moreover, is a composer to whom the pianist feels a special connection and to whom she devoted her first album titled Robert Schumann, the art of small things. “I am entrapped by his romanticism of extremes, by its more lyrical, dreamy and intimate part as well as by its most impetuous and impassioned one” she explains. Following the opening concert in Vila-Seca the tour will travel to the Victor Villegas Auditorium in Murcia on September 29th, where the concert will be part of the season of the Murcia Region Symphonic season, and then on to the National Auditorium in Madrid on September 30th.
This will be the second time that Judith and Camara Musicae play together at the National Auditorium and, indeed, the tour is “a very happy reunion after having first come together back in 2015 when a tour took us to different stages across Spain, including Madrid. I love the energy of this orchestra, its sound and the eagerness it conveys” says the pianist. On November 6th Judith and the orchestra will meet again with the same repertoire at the Zaragoza Auditorium, and days later will continue working together – this time in private – on a recording project that will be Judith’s next album, the sixth of her career.
Judith, now linked to the prestigious piano house Bösendorfer as a Bösendorfer Artist, will also be returning to Tokyo - where she played with the Spanish National Orchestra in 2016 – to offer two recital concerts. These will take place on November 14th and 15th at the Spanish Embassy and, precisely, the Bösendorfer Hall.
Back in Spain, the final leg of 2019 will see Judith play at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid on November 23rd and, again, at the Victor Villegas Auditorium in Murcia on November 25th, this time within the National Centre for Musical Diffusion’s (CNDM) Beethoven Actual cycle, an initiative that offers the public all of Beethoven’s Sonatas and Ligeti’s Studies performed by different Spanish pianist, plus an additionally commissioned piece for each concert. In Judith’s case, the piece chosen for the occasion is by the composer José Luis Greco and is titled “Study in Stride”.
The closure of the year will be very emotional for the artist and take place in her hometown of San Sebastian, where she will play Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre. “It will be a night at one of the theatres I most love, sharing the repertoire of my latest album with family and friends, a selection of music that is very special to me” says Judith. This album was indeed one of the most important highlights of last season and was very well received this past summer at the Porto Piano Fest in Portugal as well as the Murten Classics and Menuhin Festival of Gstaad, both in Switzerland.