On Firday September 16th, at Villa Carlotta on stage Laura Sierra with the piano concert La Rotonda.
The rotonda, meaning roundabout in English, is a circular structure that articulates the crossing of several roads at a single point. La Rotonda by Laura Sierra is an attempt to recover the pianistic work of female composers with the delectation caused by a circular travel, that deepens in the work of two women composers, to take them the time to start an imaginary conversation between them and the pianist, with the present and the public being involved.
The recovery work of the music written by female composers usually swings between the monographic, not always quite attractive for the performance, and the multiple representation, and therefore anecdotal and reductionist of each composer’s universe.
An effective recovery should have the fundamental issue to be able to generate an unique cultural event. Furthermore, a recovery ought to be deep enough, for the composers’ career to be condensed in the program. La Rotonda is the tool that Laura Sierra created to make, in an orderly manner, successive pairs of female composers. Every roundabout (“rotonda”) articulates the intersection of two remarkable careers in a singular event.
Admission includes a visit to Villa Carlotta. You can access the gardens and the museum as early as 15:00. The concert will take place at 18:30.
Box office opens at 15:00
The Spanish pianist, born in Switzerland, develops an international career with Iberian & Klavier piano duo, with Manuel Tévar. Laura Sierra is recognized for her work with the dissemination of the Spanish and contemporary music, offering more than 20 world premières, and founder of La Rotonda, a project dedicated to promote music written by female composers.
“Laura Sierra is a pianist of outstanding magnitude because of the combination of an extraordinary technique, into which elements of the extended modern techniques are inserted, and a great capacity to deeply immerse and share pieces with the audience with full veracity, guarantee and perfection.” – Scherzo Magazine –
On June 18, 2015 The Gabarrón NY Foundation presented her duo Iberian & Klavier at Carnegie Hall, New york, in a concert to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Spain’s membership of the UN. In 2016, I&K was awarded the First Prize of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York. The duo has performed, with and without orchestra, in prestigious venues and festivals such as Rudolfinum Praga, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Granada’s Alhambra, Las Palmas’ Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, Lake Como Festival, Saint Pancras Church (London), Fundació Juan March (Madrid), Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid), Festival de musique Contemporaine de Tres Cantos (Madrid), Palau de la música (Barcelona), Palau de la música (Valencia), Festival de música Española de Cádiz (Cádiz), Auditorio Miguel Delibes (Valladolid), Teatro
Monumental (Madrid), Festival de música contemporánea de Córdoba, Teatros del Canal de Madrid, Auditorio de Tenerife, MNCARS de Madrid and Ernst Reuter Saal (Berlin).
La Rotonda is born of her commitment to the recovery of the music written by female composers. It is the tool that Laura Sierra created to make, in an orderly manner, successive pairs of female composers. Since it’s presentation the project has had a great reception and, in 2022, in addition to the piano solo rotondas with music of both the past and present, comes a programme dedicated also to the chamber music and piano soloist with orchestra.
Mrs. Sierra regularly offers masterclasses in both Europe and the United States. Currently, she is a professor at Alfonso X el Sabio University and Progreso Musical.
Laura has made recordings for the Spanish Television and National Radio, Radio France and the Österreichischer Rundfunk. In 2015, she recorded “De los amores en Don Quijote” by the composer Beatriz Arzamendi, part of the album “De la dulce mi enemiga.
Mujeres cervantinas” produced by AUM (The Autonomous University of Madrid) with Columna Música label. The pianist has published, along with Iberian & Klavier, the critical edition of scores “El piano del maestro Alonso” and four recording projects: “Café 1930”, “Bon Voyage”, “El piano del maestro Alonso” and “Springtime”, the last three were awarded Melómano de Oro 2015, 2017 and 2020.