Clara Rodríguez y Michael Collins rinden tributo a Fitzrovia

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Este jueves por la tarde se celebró el Festival Fitzrovia en el Bolivar Hall. La afamada pianista venezolana Clara Rodríguez, el conocido clarinetista Michael Collins y una maravillosa orquesta hicieron las delicias musicales de los presentes, durante este homenaje y recorrido a la zona donde tuvo lugar el concierto: Fitzrovia.

Durante el evento tocaron piezas de compositores venezolanos como Otilio Galíndez o  Juan Carlos Núñez y homenajearon a compositores clásicos como Mozart o Wagner. Los músicos que estaban sobre el escenario interpretaron estas obras con una gran habilidad y elegancia, transmitiendo el espíritu de esa música y de Fitzrovia al público y a la casa donde vivió Francisco de Miranda.

Sin duda, una velada inolvidable donde Clara Rodríguez, Michael Collins y la orquesta que les acompañó transportaron a los presentes, a través de su virtuosismo, a la Fitzrovia de épocas pasadas.

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An evening with Clara Rodriguez and Chopin in Kew

The Venezuelan pianist Clara Rodríguez played on Saturday February 7th in Kew,in the enchanting borough
of Richmond, very close to the world famous botanical park of Kew Gardens.
The concert , to a full house , was held in the beautiful church of St. Anne’s – built in 1714-
under the auspices and by invitation of the Kew Sinfonia conducted by Marc Dooley .
Clara Rodriguez was the soloist in the virtuoso Concerto No 1 in E minor by Frederic Chopin .
The audience showed their appreciation to the artist offering her a long ovation, beautiful bouquets
of spring flowers and sending messages of congratulations .
On previous occasions Marc Dooley and Clara Rodriguez have shared the stage interpreting
the Schumann Concerto in A minor and the Third Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff in London’s
St. John’s Smith Square.
Clara Rodriguez performs regularly in Europe and Venezuela . In 2014 she played two celebratory
concerts for the 39th anniversary of the founding of the Sistema of Youth and Children Orchestras of
Venezuela and with the Municipal Orchestra of Caracas.
Upcoming performances include concerts at St. Martin -in- the- Fields ( April 14 ) ,
Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre ( June 7 ) and with the Typical National Orchestra at the José
Félix Ribas Hall( July 25 ) .
The catalogue of CDs recorded by Clara Rodriguez for the prestigious label Nimbus Records
contains five albums of music for piano by Teresa Carreño , Moisés Moleiro , Federico Ruiz ,
” VENEZUELA ” and Ernesto Lecuona. Independently she has produced discs of late works by
Frederic Chopin and with El Cuarteto live. Clara Rodriguez teaches the piano at the JD of the
Royal College of Music in London .

There is only one word for your performance last night: magnificent! So inspiring to hear such wonderful music rendered so faultlessly, and with such incredible sensitivity. I was genuinely moved to tears by it, and I thank you. The Sinfonia generally, was very competent but with you they rose to a higher level, accompanying you with immaculate timing and especial sensitivity. I thought the conductor was excellent, as well. Altogether a most enjoyable evening, and one I will long remember“. William Roberts

” We spent yesterday a wonderful musical evening with the Kew Sinfonia and especially with your magnificent performance of Chopin.
So this morning we wanted to congratulate you for your great talent as a pianist , your brilliance and your smile . Certainly there is the technical and work but also vitality and a great joviality . What a joy for us spectators. Congratulations for this exceptional moment ” Guy, Isabel and Florian Aucomte

“It was FABULOUS! Really great – I’d forgotten what a
long / involved piece of music that is. I can’t believe you learned
it in just a few months. It really is a big work and you really
nailed it! Really beautiful. It was a great evening – you
must play that piece again – it’s so pretty.”

“Thank you very much Clara, it was truly sublime !!!”

Your concert was a triumph. The audience was spell-bound, and as you could hear from the applause and “bravos”, tremendously appreciative.

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Una noche con Clara Rodríguez y Chopin en Kew

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La pianista venezolana residenciada en Londres tocó el Sábado 7 de Febrero en el distrito de Richmond llamado Kew, lugar mundialmente conocido gracias a el parque botánico Kew Gardens.
El concierto, a sala llena, se llevó a cabo en la hermosísima iglesia construida en 1714 de Santa Ana bajo los auspicios e invitación de la Sinfonia de Kew dirigida por el maestro inglés Marc Dooley.
Clara Rodríguez fue la solista en el famoso Concierto No 1 de Federico Chopin. El público demostró su reconocimiento a la artista ofreciendole una larga ovación y enviándole mensajes de felicitaciones.
En oportunidades anteriores Marc Dooley y Clara Rodríguez han compartido el escenario en la interpretación del Concierto de Schumann en La menor y en el Tercer Concierto de Sergei Rachmaninoff en la sala St. John’s Smith Square.

Clara Rodríguez se presenta regularmente en Europa y en Venezuela. En el 2014 tocó dos conciertos celebratorios del 39 aniversario de la fundación del Sistema de Orquestas de Venezuela y con la Orquesta Municipal de Caracas.
Próximas presentaciones incluyen conciertos en St. Martin in-the-Fields (14 de Abril), Purcell Room del Southbank Centre (7 de Junio) y con la Orquesta Típica Nacional en la Sala José Fálix Ribas (25 de Julio).

El catálogo de CDs grabados por Clara Rodríguez para el prestigioso sello Nimbus Records contiene álbumes de la música para piano de Teresa Carreño, Moisés Moleiro, Federico Ruiz, “VENEZUELA” y de Ernesto Lecuona. Independientemente ha producido discos de música de Federico Chopin y con El Cuarteto en vivo.

Clara Rodríguez es profesora de piano en el Royal College of Music de Londres.

“Sólo hay una palabra para la actuación de anoche donde Clara Rodríguez tocó el Concierto No 1 de Federico Chopin : magnífico ! Qué inspirador fue escuchar esa música maravillosa en una interpretación impecable, con tanta sensibilidad. Yo estaba realmente conmovido, hasta las lágrimas, y le doy las gracias . La Sinfonia de Kew en general muy competente pero al tocar con Clara se elevó a un nivel superior , acompañándola con gran sincronización y musicalidad . El director, Marc Dooley estuvo excelente, también. Una noche inolvidable”  William Roberts

Pasamos ayer una maravillosa velada musical con la sinfonía de Kew y sobre todo con la magnífica interpretación de Chopin por Clara Rodríguez. Qué gran talento de pianista, su brillantez y su sonrisa. Ciertamente no es sólo la técnica y el árduo trabajo , sino también la vitalidad y una gran jovialidad . ¡Qué alegría para nosotros los espectadores
pasar este momento excepcional!”

Fue fabuloso! Realmente genial – Me había olvidado de lo difícil, largo y bello que es ese concierto.
No puedo creer que te lo hayas aprendido en tan pocos meses. Realmente es un gran trabajo y
has dado en el clavo! Realmente hermoso .Fue una gran noche – debes
tocar ese concierto de nuevo – es tan bonito.

Muchas gracias Clara, ¡fue realmente sublime!

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A unique sublime experience

On the 8th and 9th of January 2015 I had the opportunity of listening to the Simón Bolívar Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel at the Royal Festival Hall on two different programmes containing Beethoven 5th Symphony, Wagner’s Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold, Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Gotterdammerung, Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music from Gotterdammerung, Forest Murmurs from Siegfried, Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre and as encore Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde.For the second programme they played Julian Orbón’s 3 Versiones sinfónicas and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.5.IMG_5279R

I also could make it to the two rehearsals and I am writing this little note to make sure I never forget what a beautiful musical moments I lived in those circumstances, listening to nearly 200 Venezuelan musicians perform under the marvellous baton of Gustavo Dudamel. There was a deep search technically and spiritually in order to reach all these scores have to offer but also deep psychological search into the whole panoply of human feelings, sentiments, struggles, imagination, fulfilment. One could see developing before one’s eyes and ears the fragility of our universe next to the greatest power of our minds and physical might; beauty and many kinds of love were also expressed in those rehearsals and in the evenings in front of 5.000 people that gave standing ovations in recognition that something profoundly human had just been unfolded and unveiled in that concert hall. Lots of thought has gone into creating the music performed of course but also forming each of those fantastic musicians who obviously have the greatest desire to do their art well and  sharing it with the world.

In the second rehearsal I have to admit that tears were flowing down my cheeks just listening to the Mahler famous Adagietto, there was a sadness in all of us, so many things are going wrong in the world, around us and near to our hearts that it was impossible not to give in before so much concentration and beauty.

It really was a feast that has inspired me a lot, so much that I do not feel this winter’s cold weather!