Pianist Clara Rodriguez brings Latin American music to Stamford

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Clara Rodriguez plays on Saturday 28th April at the the Stamford International Music Festival

I am delighted to take part in this most exciting festival organized by the young violinist Freya Goldmak with whom I shall have the pleasure to perform the UK première of “Cantabile” by Miguel Astor as well as 20 minutes of Latin Amercian solo pieces plus the wonderful “Cuatro estaciones porteñas” by Astor Piazzolla -piano trio version.

Saturday 7:30pm, Oswald Elliott Hall, St Paul’s Street, PE9 1QD

Clara Rodriguez is one of the most distinguished international pianists working in the country. Well-known for her championing of South American composers alongside music from the traditional classical canon, her extraordinary discography and the ‘alluring vivacity’ of her playing has earned her high praise from the likes of Gramophone.

For this evening concert, Rodriguez has designed a fantastic programme for our enjoyment: five solo pieces, highlighting a repertoire of composers from Cuba and her native Venezuela; a UK premiere for violin and piano by renowned Venezuelan composer Miguel Astor; and finally, a selection of works by Astor Piazzolla to round off an evening of heady South American charm.

An evening not to be missed!thumbnail_partitura CD

Programme:

Teresa Carreño – ‘Mi Teresita waltz’ (solo)

Luisa Elena Paesano – ‘Pajarillo’ (solo)

Evencio Castellanos – ‘Mañanita caraqueña’ (solo)

Federico Ruiz – ‘Zumba que zumba’ (solo)

Ernesto Lecuona – ‘Conga de medianoche, La comparsa, Malagueña’ (solo)

Miguel Astor – ‘Cantabile’, UK premiere, for violin and piano to be performed by festival founder Freya Goldmark and Clara Rodriguez

Astor Piazzolla – Selection of Tangos for Double Bass and Violin

Interval

Astor Piazzolla – ‘Oblivion’ for String Trio

Astor Piazzolla – ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires’ for Piano Trio

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Americas Without Frontiers CD by pianist Clara Rodriguez reviewed on The Sunday Times

Refined playing

“The Venezuelan is a doughty champion of Latin-American music, and her programme of piano pieces reaches below and often jaunty surface to capture the region’s deeper soul.

The Venezuelan works by Antonio Estévez and Juan Carlos Núñez are especially captivating, while the Gershwin Three Preludes are a class act.”

Stephen Pettit, Sunday Times Jan 28 2018

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“Américas Sin Fronteras” CD en el Sunday Times de Londres

“La venezolana*  es una valiente defensora de la música latinoamericana, y su refinada manera de tocar el programa de piezas para piano alcanza la superficie más baja y con frecuencia alegre para capturar el alma más profunda de la región.Las obras venezolanas de Antonio Estévez y Juan Carlos Núñez son (especialmente) cautivadoras, mientras que los Tres Preludios de Gershwin son un acto magistral”

*Pianista, Clara Rodríguez

Stephen Pettit. Sunday Times Culture Magazine. 28.01.2018

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