Judith begins 2021 with Mozart & the ORTVE
On January 22nd and 23rd Judith will offer her first two concerts of the year at the Teatro Monumental of Madrid together with the Spanish National Radio and Television Orchestra (ORTVE), within its season dedicated to Musical Revolutions and conducted by the Dutch maestro Jan Willem de Vriend. The pianist will play Mozart’s Concerto no. 20, with Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 1 and the overture of “Orpheus ed Euridice’ by Gluck completing the programme. The concert on Friday 22nd January will be broadcast live at 20:00 hours by Radio Clásica and will subsequently screened on Los conciertos de La 2 on Spanish national television.
The two dates at the Monumental theatre will be the first concerts of the year for Judith Jáuregui, and are part of a season that began at the Teatro Victoria Eugenia in San Sebastian, that has seen her play abroad - even in the Czech Republic - and which is currently foreseen to be more focused on Spain following the postponement of concerts in Italy and Switzerland that had been programmed for now in January.
In this sense, the pianist particularly values the possibility of offering these concerts despite current circumstances. “At such a complex time and with such emotional strains as we have been suffering for almost a year now, from the uncertainty at a personal level to the challenges we are facing as a society as whole, joining the ORTVE and maestro de Vriend to play this Mozart live is somewhat of a miracle – she says -. I applaud the series and the Spanish orchestras that, despite all the difficulties, continue standing as best they can, being a symbol of courage and commitment to music, culture, artists and the teams of people who make all this possible. Returning to Mozart, and despite the storm that this concert - which is his darkest and the most dramatic of all – unleashes, I find that in his music there is always hope. His melodies search for light and, at this moment in time, that luminosity is an enormous inspiration to keep moving forward” declares Jáuregui.
Following the postponement of concerts abroad the artist’s agenda is now focused on Spain, with concerts in these first months of the year programmed at the Auditorio de Alicante with the ADDA Simfònica orchestra and maestro Darrel Ang offering Brahms’ Concerto no. 1, at the Auditorio de Zaragoza within the Grandes Pianistas Pilar Bayona series, at the Palau de la Música in Valencia, at the Euskalduna Palace of Bilbao and at the National Auditorium of Madrid, amongst others.