Judith returns to the Lille Piano Festival

The French festival will welcome Judith Jáuregui for a second time in its forthcoming edition. The event brings together over fifty artists from all over the world, with young international musicians and a number of prestigious soloists providing the highlight of this year’s festival.

Upcoming debuts in Paris and London

The upcoming 2017/2018 season will bring two very special debuts: the first, a recital at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris within the Delacroix and music cycle. A few weeks later, the second will take Judith to the Southbank Centre in London.

Women in music

El Mundo’s weekly magazine Yo Dona brings together a group of leading women in Spanish classical music for an interview in which they discuss their experiences, as well as their careers, lives and expectations.

Concerts with the Región de Murcia Orchestra and Virginia Martínez

Judith returns to the concert season of the Región de Murcia Orchestra, this time led by its Principal Conductor Virginia Martínez and interpreting Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. The concerts will take place on May 4th in Murcia and May 5th in Cartagena.

New video: Chopin’s Ballad no.1 op. 23

Now available on her YouTube channel the new video by Judith Jáuregui interpreting Chopin’s Ballad no. 1, one of the central pieces of her latest album: X. Recording, editing and production by Noah Shaye.

Classical-Latin Jazz Fusion in Santander

The Palacio de Festivales of Cantabria in Santander receives tomorrow the Chopin’Chopin project, a classical music-latin jazz fusion initiative by Judith Jáuregui and the Cuban pianist Pepe Rivero. Two pianos and two styles up against each other on stage, listening to one another, relaying each other, and confirming how well they blend into one same spectacle.

Master Class series in Madrid

The Escuela Popular de Música has invited Judith Jáuregui to give a master class series in Madrid. Confirmed dates are March 31st, April 21st, May 12th and June 2nd and will take place in the Sala Manuel de Falla at the SGAE in Madrid.

Duo with Franco-Swiss cellist Nadège Rochat at Musika-Música in Bilbao

Last weekend, Judith Jáuregui and Franco-Swiss cellist Nadège Rochat joined forces for the first time on stage at the Musika-Música Festival in Bilbao, which this year played tribute to composers from Bohemia.

Echoes of Nantes

French musical magazine Pianiste reviews the 2017 Folle Journée de Nantes, highlighting Judith Jáuregui’s performance and describing the pianist as a “free and delicate” artist.

Judith Jáuregui at the Folle Journée in Nantes, France

Following last summer’s performances at La Roque d’Anthéron Judith debuts in Nantes with a programme devoted to dance, the theme of this year’s festival. The concerts will take place on February 2nd and 3rd.

X at the Teatro Gayarre in Pamplona

Presentation concert of Judith Jáuregui’s new album within the Great Performers series of the Teatro Gayarre in Pamplona. The Diario de Navarra publishes an interview with the pianist in which she discusses her latest project and looks back on her career to date. 

5* for X in Melómano musical magazine

Musical magazine Melómano has awarded a five star review to Judith Jáuregui’s new album. In his review, critic Francisco J. Balsera highlights Jáuregui’s reading of Scriabin, which is “addressed intelligently, and which captivates with a rounded and penetrating sound”

Review of X in Scherzo Magazine

“Temperament, freshness and a musical vocation with fabulous prospects for the future…” Asier Vallejo praises the pianist’s work in X, highlighting how  “Jauregui's pianism has grown with the knowledge that comes from the passing of time without losing, for one instance, the joy in her fingers”.

Beethoven Actual concert series in Alicante

Judith Jáuregui returns to the Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante (ADDA), this time playing in the Beethoven Actual series organized by the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical of Spain. The programme includes Sonatas no. 2, no. 13, no. 25 and no. 4 by the composer from Bonn, as well as Studies no. 11 and no. 12 by Ligeti and the world premiere of ‘Study in Stride’ by the Spanish composer José Luis Greco.

 

3 questions for Judith Jáuregui

3 questions for Judith Jáuregui

The January edition of Telva magazine publishes an interview with the pianist in which, in addition to discussing her latest album, she talks about her beginnings, her daily life and her view on life as a concert pianist.

X arrives at the Sala María Cristina in Málaga

Judith Jáuregui starts the year where she left-off, back on the road with her Tour X, and does so at the Philharmonic Society in Málaga, where she will perform live the complete works of her new album. 

Slavs under the Southern sun

Review of X in El Arte de la Fuga, by Blas Matamoro

Judith Jáuregui is one of the main figures of the current cream of Spanish piano. Sumptuous sound, decisive phrasing and a versatility of styles are always guaranteed with her. In this album she takes us to the world of Slavic piano, perhaps approachable through religious nuances: the evocation of Russian orthodox Christianity in Scriabin and Central European Catholicism in Chopin and Szymanowski.

Judith Jáuregui in ‘Atención Obras’ on Televisión Española

Interview for Spanish national television programme ‘Atención Obras’, with music recorded live from the BBVA Foundation in Madrid, in which the pianist talks about her latest album X.

Review of X in Ritmo Magazine

Juan Berberana reviews Judith Jáuregui’s new album X, describing her interpretation of Scriabin as “brilliant, violent at times, decisive...” As a whole, X is “a brave and valuable piece of work that allows us to follow the career of one of our most promising pianists” according to Berberana.

 

Judith and ecstasy

Interview for Diario de Sevilla, by Pablo J. Vayón

At the beginning of his career, nothing suggested that pianist and composer Alexander Scriabin (Moscow, 1872-1915) would end up occupying such an exceptional place in the pantheon of musical extravagance. A great piano virtuoso, his initial works liaise easily with the Romanticism of Chopin and Liszt, but towards the end of the XIXth century his music began to change, becoming more mysterious and morbid.

“One has to dare with the storm inside that classical music creates”

Interview for El Diario Vasco, by Alberto Moyano

On December 14th Judith Jáuregui will present her new album X at the Teatro Victoria Eugenia in San Sebastián. A few weeks ago, the Diario Vasco published an interview delving into the launch of the pianist’s new project.

Tribute to the poet Rubén Darío and Enrique Granados in Santander

The Botín Foundation hosts the poetical musical recital in which the pianist Judith Jáuregui and the poet Fernando Abascal will pay tribute to Darío and Granados to mark the centenary of their deaths.

Closing concert of the Festival Rencontres Musicales of Artois, France

In this edition, Judith has been asked to play the final notes of the festival with a tribute to Enrique Granados on the centenary of his death. In addition to works by the Spanish composer, the programme also included pieces by others who were in some way related to him: Chopin, Schumann, Mompou y Albéniz. 

Judith Jáuregui, an invitation to ecstasy

Review of X in LetrasLibres, by Manuel Pacheco

X, the fourth album by the pianist Judith Jáuregui, edited by BerliMusic in collaboration with the BBVA Foundation, is an immersion in the musical richness and spirituality of Scriabin.

Judith Jáuregui on Radio Nacional de España

Interview for ‘La Dársena’ programme on occasion of the launch of her new album X. Conversation with the programme’s host, Jesús Trujillo, accompanied by a commented listening of selected works from the album.

Jáuregui reaches ecstasy

Review of X in Síneris magazine, by Javier García Luengo

At this stage, to talk about crisis in the music album sales industry is redundant. However, as obvious at it may sound, it is worth recalling this so as to value the efforts of many artists who are taking steps to publish music of enormous quality. This is the case of the fourth album by Judith Jáuregui, the second launched under her own label BerliMusic.

“Being able to discover the world through music is a blessing”

Interview for Grazia, by Amy G. Williams. 

She entered the world of music at the age of 4, playing the violin, but quickly discovered this was not the instrument for her. “I had a horrible teacher who threatened to cut-off my fingers when I was only 4 years old! One day, I threw the violin down the stairs and brought out my Jáuregui character” the pianist recalls. From then onwards to this day, her life’s companion would be the piano.  

“Like Scriabin, I believe in salvation through music”

Interview for Platea Magazine, by Alejandro Martínez

Following her tour of Japan with the Spanish National Orchestra and her performance at the International Piano Festival of La Roque d´Anthéron in France, this week Judith Jáuregui presents her fourth album.

The ‘X’ in ecstasy

Interview for El País, by Virginia López Enano

The X for ecstasy, for elation, for extravagance. X for Alexander. Alexander Scriabin. The letter X captures the absolute and gives name to the new album of the pianist Judith Jáuregui, which centres on the figure of the Russian composer, from his fountains of inspiration to the imprint left by his work.

“Art understands about emotions, not about reason”

Q&A for El Cultural

With her fine and profound touch, the latest album by pianist Judith Jáuregui (San Sebastián, 1985) enters the esoteric universe of Scriabin, a composer who still today represents a great unknown that is yet to be fully understood. 

Judith Jáuregui immerses herself in the ecstasy of Scriabin with her new album

With X, Judith Jáuregui delves deep into the work of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin: a genius entrapped by delirium and ecstasy, one of arts’ most extravagant characters.

Judith Járegui kicks off Tour X in which she will be presenting her new CD

Following the official presentation of X -Judith Jáuregui’s fourth album with works by Scriabin, Chopin and Szymanowski- in Madrid on November 10th, the first concert of Tour X will be at the Palacio de San Nicolás in Bilbao on November 25th.

Interview on the programme “Spanish Pianists”, with José Luis García del Busto

The young pianist Judith Jáuregui takes us through her career up to the present, and points towards future projects, letting us in on her manner of living music and piano performance and illustrating the conversation with works by Debussy, Chopin and Mompou recorded live.

Judith Jáuregui makes her début in Japan alongside the Orquesta Nacional de España

On July 19th, 20th and 21st, Judith will make her début in Japan alongside the Orquesta Nacional de España with Manuel de Falla's Noches en los Jardines de España, conducted by Maestro Antonio Méndez. After two initial concerts in Morioka and Aomori, she will be going to Tokyo's Suntory Hall, and she will introduce herself a few days later in a recital at the Musashino Foundation.

Homage to Mompou in the American programme The Spanish Hour

The radio programme The Spanish Hour, directed by Candice Agree and broadcast by various stations throughout the United States, will devote an episode to the enigmatic Catalan composer Frederic Mompou, with a selection of his pieces performed by the artists Alicia de Larrocha, Julian Bream, Victoria de los Ángeles and Judith Jáuregui

Judith, a guest at the Pollença Festival de Música on August 13th

At the festival's 55th edition, she will perform, alongside soloists from the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Ji?í Vodi?ka, Mendelssohn's MWV02 Concerto in A minor, a rarely performed work from the Hamburg composer's early youth; the performance will be in the cloisters of the Convent of Santo Domingo.

A great success for Judith Jáuregui at the Ciutadella Festival Música d’Estiu in Menorca

El Diari de Menorca describe the San Sebastián pianist's concert as "a concert which will be difficult to forget, given the avalanche of emotions set loose by her energetic and precise performance"... “With a multitude of registers and colours which had the audience in her hands from start to finish, Jáuregui, young in age (she was born in 1985) although musically mature, ended the concert with most of the audience on its feet”

Judith Jáuregui replaces Jean-François Heisser at the Festival de La Roque d’Anthéron

It will be Judith who will take charge of offering the homage being paid by the La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival to Enrique Granados on the centenary of his death, in a concert to be held in the Lourmain Temple. This will be the third time that Judith Jáuregui has taken part in the French festival. As well as Granados, she will perform works by Chopin, Mompou and Albéniz.

Homage to Granados at the Festival Musique en Côte Basque

On Saturday, September 3rd, Judith made her début at the Festival Musique en Côte Basque, with a recital in the Cloisters of Bayonne Cathedral, and the same repertoire which she took to La Roque d’Anthéron some weeks previously in homage to Enrique Granados on the centenary of his death.