Masaaki Suzuki shines in Madrid conducting the Spanish National Choir and Orchestra

 Masaaki Suzuki shines in Madrid conducting the Spanish National Choir and Orchestra 

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Masaaki Suzuki has shown his excellence as a conductor with the Spanish National Choir and Orchestra (OCNE) for the first time in three concerts performing the ‘Elijah’ oratorio by Mendelssohn at Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid on 16, 17 and 18 March, accompanied by Rachel Nicolls, Anna Stèphany, James Gilchrist and David Soar as soloists. His amazing interpretation has been recognized by critics and audiences. 

Masaaki Suzuki combines his career as a conductor with his activity as an organist and harpsichordist, considered an authority on Bach’s work. He performs regularly in the main concert halls and festivals of Europe, building a solid and exceptional reputation with his expressive refinement and the veracity of his performances.

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Masaaki Suzuki in concert in Madrid on 16, 17 and 18 March

Masaaki Suzuki in concert in Madrid on 16, 17 and 18 March

Masaaki Suzuki will conduct the Spanish National Orchestra for the first time in three concerts performing the ‘Elijah’ oratorio by Mendelssohn at Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid on 16, 17 and 18 March, accompanied by Rachel Nicolls, Anna Stèphany, James Gilchrist and David Soar as soloists.

Masaaki Suzuki combines his career as a conductor with his activity as an organist and harpsichordist, considered an authority on Bach’s work. He performs regularly in the main concert halls and festivals of Europe, building a solid and exceptional reputation with his expressive refinement and the veracity of his performances.

He directs Bach Collegium Japan, an ensemble specialized in baroque music that he founded in 1990. Founder and Professor Emeritus of the early music department at the Tokyo University of the Arts, he is the principal guest conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum.

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Julia Lezhneva has delighted over her last three concerts in Madrid

 

Julia Lezhneva has delighted with her voice in Madrid

 

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The young russian soprano Julia Lezhneva, one of the most talented of her generation, has delighted with her voice in the three concerts (26, 27 and 28th January) she has performed  at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid with the Spanish National Orchestra (ONE), conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali and accompanied by pianist Mikhail Antonenko. These performances have been presented in the ‘OCNE Symphonic Cycle’ and entitled ‘From Russia with the voice’. The repertoire has included pieces by Vivaldi, Händel, Mozart and Sibelius.

Lezhneva has fascinated to the audience with her performances of Vivaldi (‘Agitata da due venti’), Händel (‘Solitudini amate… Aure fonti’, ‘Brilla nell’alma’) and Mozart (‘Ch’io mi scordi di te?… Non temer, amato bene’) accompanied by ONE and Rouvali, as well as by Antonenko in the last piece of the programme before the break. Later, conductor and orchestra have moved the spectators with the ‘Symphony No.2 in D major, opus 43’ by Sibelius. 

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Julia Lezhneva will perform in Madrid with the Spanish National Orchestra

 

Julia Lezhneva will perform in Madrid on 26, 27 and 28 January

 

The young russian soprano Julia Lezhneva, one of the most talented of her generation, returns to Spain in January 2018 to perform three concerts at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid on 26, 27 and 28 with the Spanish National Orchestra (ONE), conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali. These performances are presented in the ‘OCNE Symphonic Cycle’ and entitled ‘From Russia with the voice’. The repertoire includes pieces by Vivaldi, Händel, Mozart and Sibelius.

Lezhneva will return to the same stage where she achieved a great success in February 2017 accompanied by La Voce Strumentale and Dmitry Sinkovsky. Also, she amazed last year with her debut at Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) performing Mozart’s opera ‘Don Giovanni’ and impressed the audience at Castell de Peralada Festival, where Lezhneva made her first recital.

She has become one of the main highlights of the decade in classical music, owner of a voice that shows an “angelic beauty” (The New York Times) and brings an “unforgettable spiritual expression and perfect artistry” (The Guardian). Lezhneva has released her last album ‘Graun: Opera Arias’ (Decca Classics) on April 2017.

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