Event organized in collaboration with Giardini di Villa Melzi, Bellagio.
BOUQUET - Joaquin Palomares e Fernando Espì
A refined bouquet of pieces combining the South American (Argentine and Brazilian) and Spanish tradition, between rhythm and lyricism.
Music by Machado, Tarrega, Boudros, De Falla.
Concert entrance ticket: € 10,00
Joaquin Palomares is considered by critics to be one of the best Spanish violinists. Graduated in violin and chamber music with special mention in the Conservatories of Valencia and Brussels under the guidance of Alos, Leon-Ara, Kleve, de Canck and van den Doorn, he completed his training with V. Klimov, D. Zsigmondi and A Rosand. El País wrote about him “… a violinist with an extraordinary technique, with a powerful and incisive sound, which imposed at every moment the unquestionable law of the virtuoso” and the Stuttgarter Zeitung called him “… a poet-virtuoso with a Latin temperament”.
After his debut at fifteen with the Beethoven Violin Concerto and the subsequent participation in the Flesh Violin Competition in London, he began a career performing in the main halls of Europe and Japan – Konzerthaus in Vienna and Oslo, Auditorio Nacional, Teatro Real, Palau, and others – collaborating with prestigious orchestras – National Orchestra of Spain, RTVE, Mozart Orchester of Vienna, Virtuosi of the Berlin Philharmonic, Lodz Chamber Orchestras – and with conductors such as Maazel, Jurowski, Chernouschenco. He participated in the Santander, Granada, Spoleto, Avignon, Montecarlo Festivals and played with James Levine, Bruno Canino, A. Rosand, Radu Aldulescu, C. Delangle and Franco Petracchi.
In 1999 he was nominated for the Grammphon Awards with a CD on Milhaud and recently he recorded concerts for violin and orchestra by Beethoven, Hindemith, Chausson, Serebrier and Montesiones.
Professor at the Conservatory of Murcia, he regularly holds master classes at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, at the Reykjavik Conservatory and in most of the Spanish Conservatories. He plays on a Nicola Gagliano (Naples, 1761) and on a Roberto Regazzi (Bologna, 2003).
The brilliant success of guitarist Fernando Espí is the result of his an innate musical sensitivity, combined with a solid technical grounding. Considered by the classical music press to be ‘one of the greatest Spanish classical guitarists’ (Ritmo), and ‘an outstanding guitarist of the new generation’ (Classical Guitar), he has also been situated ‘amongst the most shining interpreters of the six strings’ (Scherzo).
Fernando is the last student of the great master José Tomás winning the Extraordinary End-of-Course Prize at the “Oscar Esplá” Superior Music Conservatory of Alicante where he actually teaches. He has obtained a professional qualification in Performance in early plucked-string instruments and he is also a graduate in Science and Music History.
Fernando has been a prize-winner at major national and international guitar competitions. Fernando’s concert career has taken him all over Spain, performing as a soloist at major festivals. He has also played at halls and festivals in more than thirty countries across Europe, America, North of Africa and Asia.
Fernando combines a concert career with teaching masterclasses as part of various guitar courses and festivals. He is also Artistic Director of the International Guitar Festival “Ciutat de Xixona” and has created his own record label, 6×8. His recordings have received high critical acclaim from the classical music press.
Participating in a show will not be as easy as before, but neither will it be as different from going to a store or supermarket. We suggest you to live it calmly and consider various oddities as a small show inside the show also because it is not possible to do otherwise if you decide to participate.