Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

THE BLAZE ENSEMBLE from London

(Piano, oboe, clarinet, flute, bassoon & horn)

The Blaze Ensemble

MOZART

Piano Quintet for piano & winds in E flat, K.452
&

RAVEL

Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose)
Zemlinsky : Humoresque for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn & Bassoon
Poulenc : Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano in C

The Blaze Ensemble was established in London in 1997 and aims to give high quality chamber music concerts featuring a diverse range of works: from baroque to contemporary, from trios to large ensemble works, from popular mainstream repertoire through to the less familiar. Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to welcome them to the Marina Alta for the third time.

Auditori-Teulada-Moraira: Saturday 11th June at 20:00h:
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Auditori Teulada Moraira

Box Office Auditori Teulada Moraira
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00
Ayuntamiento de Teulada
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 - 14:00
Espai La Senieta Theatre, Moraira
Tuesday & Friday 9:30 - 14:00

Auditori Teulada Moraira

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Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

THE BOURBON STREET STOMPERS

The Hottest JAZZ in Europe
Second Costa Blanca Tour

The Bourbon Street Stompers

 

Some music from The Bourbon Street Stompers:

 

Saturday 3 September at 20.30 Auditori Teulada Moraira

Tickets 12 €

  • ServiCAM tel. 96 511 7117 or http://www.servicam.com
  • Ayuntamiento Teulada and "Espai la Senieta" Moraira (Monday to Friday 9:00 to 15:00)
  • Auditori Teulada Moraira (Wednesday to Saturday 18:00 to 21:00)

 

Sunday 4 September 13:00 to 17:00 5 star Marriott Hotel Denia

Tickets 43 € incl IVA for buffet, wines and jazz

  • tel. 96 645 4054

 

Monday 5 September at 21:30 Teatro Municipal Torrevieja

Tickets 5 €

  • ServiCAM tel. 96 511 7117 or http://www.servicam.com
  • Torrevieja Municipal Ticket Office (Tuesday to Friday 11:00 to 13:00)

 

Tuesday 6 September 20:30 Casa de Cultura Alfaz del Pi

Tickets 12 €

  • Advance booking advisable at Alfaz Tourist Info Office
  • tel. 96 587 1731
  • tel. 96 619 7325

 

John Maddocks Betty Berent
John Maddocks
Betty Berent

 

The Bourbon Street Stompers
The Bourbon Street Stompers hit the right note

Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

THE BOURBON STREET STOMPERS

The Hottest JAZZ in Europe
Third Costa Blanca Tour

The Bourbon Street Stompers

 

Lovers of classic New Orleans jazz will be delighted to know that the fabulous "Bourbon Street Stompers", who made a brilliantly successful first visit to the Costa Blanca in 2009, and again in 2011, will be back again. This time the 7-piece band will be playing on October 12, 2012, performing in the Teulada Moraira Auditorium, as well as in the La Rambleta in Valencia, October 13.

Reputed to be the best band of its type in Europe, it surprisingly originates not from the USA or the UK, but from Germany.

The "Stompers" were founded in Essen in May, 1993, when they were still teenagers, fascinated by the hiss and crackle of the old New Orleans jazz recordings.
Today, they are still together as a band. However, as jazz musicians they do not earn a "fortune", so the 7 Stompers all have a day job as well. They no longer all live in Essen, so each gathering is somewhat of a logistical accomplishment, as they arrive from Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Brussel and Essen, to perform together.

For their third visit to the Costa Blanca they will be joined for the second time by jazz vocalist Betty Berent from Hamburg.

Elisabeth (Betty) Berent, age 27, discovered her passion for jazz and blues as a child, and went on to become a professional in the art. She has worked her way up to the top of the German jazz scene, singing alongside veteren jazz pianist Gottfried Boettger, and performing at venues such as the Cotton Club and the Stage Club in Hamburg.

In June of last year, Betty sang with The Bourbon Street Stompers at a jazz concert in Dusseldorf before a crowd of 1.500, who were blown away by her talent. As a result, she was asked to accompany the band on its next tour to the Costa Blanca, and she readily accepted. This October concert will be her second concert in the Auditorium of Teulada Moraira.

 

Some music from The Bourbon Street Stompers

 

Friday, 12 October at 20.00, Auditori Teulada Moraira

Tickets 12 €

  • ServiCAM tel. 96 511 7117 or http://www.servicam.com
  • Ayuntamiento Teulada (Monday to Friday 9:00 to 15:00)
  • "Espai la Senieta" Moraira (Monday to Friday 9:00 to 15:00)
  • Auditori Teulada Moraira (Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 to 13:00 and 18:00 to 20:00)

 

Saturday, 13 October, La Rambleta in Valencia

Tickets 10 € & 12 €

 

Information

Willy Hardee
96 574 9023 / 639 371 625
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Mary Heaviland
96 649 5441/ 646 155 341
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John Maddocks Betty Berent
John Maddocks
Betty Berent

 

The Bourbon Street Stompers
The Bourbon Street Stompers hit the right note

The Bourbon Street Stompers

Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

THE MAESTEG GLEEMEN MALE VOICE CHOIR FROM WALES

with the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir as their guests

Friday 14 October 2011 at 19:00 Auditori Teulada Moraira

The Maesteg Gleemen Male Voice Choir from Wales

Keep a regular watch for details at our web site:
www.concertscostablanca.com

 

Tickets 12 €

  • Assistance with tickets for the Maesteg Gleemen Male Voice Choir will be offered by Mrs. Willy Hardee who will be at the Espai La Senieta theatre on Tuesday 27th September, Friday 30th September, Tuesday 4th October, Friday 7th October and Tuesday 11th October from 10:00 - 13:00h.

 

Forthcoming events will include:

11th November 2011: Piano recital (Liszt & Chopin) by Isaac István Székely at the Teulada - Moraira Theatre

Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

Isaac István Székely

(Piano)

PERFORMING

LISZT
Arrangements of Liebestod from Tristan & Isolde
The quartet "Bella figlia dell'amore" from Rigoletto
Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
Chopin's Ballade No. 1

 

Friday 11 November at 19:00h, Auditori Teulada-Moraira

 

Isaac István SzékelyIsaac István Székely was born in Sombor (Vojvodina, Serbia) in 1977. He has Hungarian origins. He started his musical training when he was only 3 years old, receiving his first lessons from his mother. At the age of 10, he won the first price of the Young Musicians Competition at his native city, giving his first recital at the age of 13, and his first performance with orchestra at the age of 15 playing the Coral Fantasy of Beethoven. In 1994 he moved to Israel being the youngest student of the Rubin Music Academy of Jerusalem, with a scholarship of The Israel Ministry of Education and The America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

He also performed in the USA, South America (Colombia) and Israel. His appearances include recitals in Subotica, Novi Sad, Sombor, The Belgrade Festival Week of the Jewish Culture and charitable concerts of the Serbia and Montenegro Foundations of Education and Medicine. Also recitals in Hungary, at The Kodály Music School, The Miraculum Concert cycle, The Kodály Institute, The Ferenc Liszt Music School, The Ferenc Liszt Music Academy; recitals in Naharya, Israel; recitals in Lund, Sweden, at The Palaestra Concert hall; in Spain at The San Pablo Festival and the closing concerts of the music summer classes of the University of Burgos; in Greece, at The Calpe International Chamber Music Festival, and Kefallonia; in USA, at Alexandria, New Harmony; in Colombia, at The Bucaramanga's international piano festival, The Barrancamermeja´s International Piano Festival, and The Manizales International Music Season; in Belgium, at The Midis-Minimes Concert Cycles of Brussels and The Muziekacademie de Berchem-Sainte-Agathe of Brussels.

Isaac was, among many other tasks, a musical reviewer at the Sombor Radio in 1988, member of the jury of the Bucaramanga´s International Piano Competition, Performer of a private concert dedicated to The Thailand HRH Princes Culabhorn Mahidol and Performer at the Music Palace of Valencia, The Adoc Auditorium in Elda, the Congress Hall of Murcia(Spain). He has played chamber music concerts with known artists such as Joaquin Palomares, Jovan Bogosavljevic, Soloists of the Valencia Orquestra etc. At present he lives in Alicante (Spain) and continues his career as a performer and a Pedagogue.

 

www.istvanszekely.com

(Click on this site open hyperlink, enter site then click multimedia to hear samples of performances)

 

Tickets: 10 €

 

Information:

  • Willy Hardee 96 574 9023
  • Mary Heaviland 96 649 5441

 

Tickets Available from:

  • Box Office Auditori Teulada Moraira (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00)
  • Ayuntamiento de Teulada (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 - 14:00)
  • Espai La Senieta, Moraira (Tuesday and Friday 9:30 - 14:00)
  • SERVICAM: 965 117 117 (www.servicam.com)

 

Assistance with tickets will be offered by Willy Hardee and Mary Heaviland, who will be at the Espai La Senieta theatre on Friday 28th October, Tuesday 01st November, Friday 4th November, Tuesday 8th November and Friday 11th November from 10:00 - 12:00.

 

Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present another quality concert

The Old City String Quartet (alumni from The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, USA) and Sergio de los Cobos (piano)

PERFORMING

Haydn Quartet, Op. 77 No.1 in G Major
Schumann Quartet No. 3 in A Major

Antonin Dvorak
Quintet for piano and strings op.81 in A major.
(Quinteto para piano y cuerdas op.81 en La mayor)
1. Allegro, ma non tanto
2. Dumka: Andante con moto
3. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace
4. Finale: Allegro

The Old City String Quartet

 

Auditori, Teulada-Moraira, Saturday February 25, 2012: 19:00 hrs.

 

Ticket: 12€

 

Out of 48 competing ensembles from across the USA and around the world, the Old City String Quartet won the coveted Grand Prize of the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Joel Link (violin), Bryan Lee (violin), Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt (viola) and Camden Shaw (cello) are from The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition the quartet participated in a Winner's Tour of the Midwestern United States last October, and performed several concerts in the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy in 2011.

The Old City String Quartet has won the praise of some of the greatest chamber musicians of our time. Formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, the ensemble draws from the musical lineage of both the Vermeer and Guarneri String Quartets, but brings a youthful enthusiasm and musical conviction to the repertoire that is truly its own. Joseph Silverstein said of the group: "The Old City String Quartet is one of the finest string quartets I have ever heard. I expect to see the ensemble reach international acclaim." The ensemble's recording of the Mendelssohn and Debussy quartets, released in 2009 by the audiophile label Unipheye Music©, was awarded the Blue Moon award by the highly respected audiophile website 6moons.com. The album's review by David Kan proclaimed that "the maturity in these interpretations is phenomenal and disproportionate to the age [of the group.]" Members of the Quartet have appeared as soloists with some of the world's finest orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Kansas City Symphony and BBC Concert Orchestra.

Check out the website: www.theoldcitystringquartet.com

 

Sergio de los Cobos - pianist

Sergio de los CobosInternationally acclaimed soloist Sergio de los Cobos has appeared with many prestigious orchestras throughout the world such as the Houston Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Spanish Radio-Television Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic of Italy and the Zürich Symphony Orchestra. A coveted invitation to perform at the Palais de Nationals, the European Headquarters of the United Nations was the prelude of his first major recital in 1979 followed by a Paris debut in 1981, and his London premiere in 1987 at the South Bank Centre. In 1996 he performed in the Weill Recital Hall at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.

Sergio de los Cobos greatly enjoys performing and teaching in summer festivals, most notably the Aspen Music Festival, the Bergen International Music Festival, and the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy. At the Verbier Music Festival and Academy in Switzerland he also lent his leadership to the academy chamber music program for nine consecutive years, coaching talented young musicians, and mentoring them towards their many successes.

Sergio de los Cobos received the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from Rice University, where he also taught from 1992 to 1995 as the teaching assistant to Professor John Perry. He currently holds a teaching position in Geneva, Switzerland, and has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, the Aspen Music festival, the Verbier Festival and Academy, as well as the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy.

Check out the website: www.sergiodeloscobos.com

 

Information:

Willy Hardee 96 574 9023

Mary Heaviland 96 649 5441

 

Tickets Available from:

  • Box Office Auditori Teulada Moraira (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00)
  • Ayuntamiento de Teulada (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 - 14:00)
  • Espai La Senieta, Moraira (Tuesday and Friday 9:30 - 14:00)
  • SERVICAM: 965 117 117 (www.servicam.com)

 

Assistance with tickets will be offered by Willy Hardee and Mary Heaviland, who will be at the Espai La Senieta theatre on Friday 10th February, Tuesday 14th February, Friday 17th February and Tuesday 21st February from 10:00 - 12:00.

Concerts Costa Blanca is proud to present another outstanding concert

The third visit of "Curtis on Tour"
The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, USA

Curtis on Tour

Concert
Auditorium Teulada-Moraira
Saturday May 26, 2012 at 20:00 hrs.

 

Tickets: € 15

 

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists to the highest professional level. One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective and provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its 160 students. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach. This philosophy has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school's founding in 1924, from such legends as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber to current stars Juan Diego Flórez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, Leila Josefowicz, Lang Lang, and Time for Three.

Programme: includes selected songs of Bernstein, Rachmaninov, Rossini, Bellini and Vaughan Williams. Mozart (Clarinet Quintet, K.581) and the premiere of a new piece "Plainsong" composed by Curtis graduate, Daniel Kellogg for clarinet, violin and cello.

 

Information:
Willy Hardee
96 574 9023 / 639 371 625
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Mary Heaviland
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Tickets Available from:

  • Box Office Auditori Teulada Moraira (Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00)
  • Ayuntamiento de Teulada (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 15:00)
  • Espai La Senieta, Moraira (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 15:00)
  • SERVICAM: 965 117 117 (www.servicam.com)

Assistance with tickets will be offered by Willy Hardee and Mary Heaviland, who will be at the Espai La Senieta theatre on Tuesday 1st May, Friday 4th May, Tuesday 8th May, Friday 11th May, Friday 18th May, Tuesday 22nd May and Friday 25th May from 10:00 - 12:00.

 

Roberto Diaz A violist of international reputation holds the position of President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music. As a professor of viola at Curtis and former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Diaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and will continue to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator. Mr. Diaz has appeared as an orchestral soloist and recitalist in major cities around the globe and has worked with many of the leading conductors of our time. He has collaborated with important composers including Krzysztof Penderecki and Edison Denisov. Roberto Diaz was principal violist of the National Symphony under Mstislav Rostropovich, a member of the Boston Symphony under Seiji Ozawa, and a member of the Minnesota Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner. Mr. Diaz is a member of the Diaz Trio with violinist Andres Cardenes and cellist Andres Diaz. His recording of transcriptions by William Primrose with pianist Robert Koenig (Naxos) was nominated for a 2006 Grammy. Mr. Diaz has played in Spain with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias with Krysztof Penderecki; the Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona with James Judd, and the Bilbao Symphony with maestro Juanjo Mena.

Pamela Frank, a 1989 Curtis graduate, has performed regularly with today's most distinguished soloists and ensembles, including the orchestras of Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Baltimore, as well as the Berlin, St. Petersburg, and Israel Philharmonics. As a recitalist, she has performed in the major cities of the world. Her chamber music projects include performances with such artists as Peter Serkin, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, and her father, Claude Frank, and frequent appearances with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Musicians from Marlboro. With Claude Frank at the piano, she has recorded the complete Beethoven sonata cycle for Music Masters Classics and an all-Schubert disc. For Sony Classical Ms. Frank recorded the Chopin Piano Trio and Schubert Trout Quintet with Emanuel Ax and Yo Yo Ma. On Decca she has recorded all of the Mozart violin concertos, the Dvorak concerto, and, with Peter Serkin, the complete Brahms sonata cycle. In 1999 she was awarded a coveted Avery Fisher Prize. Ms. Frank joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1996.

Danish-born coach and accompanist Mikael Eliasen received his early training in Copenhagen, Montreal, and Vienna. He has collaborated with numerous singers in recital worldwide, including Robert Merrill, Tom Krause, John Shirley-Quirk, Elly Ameling, Edith Mathis, Florence Quivar, Mira Zakai, Sarah Walker, Joan Patenaude-Yarneli and Curtis alumni Theodor Uppman, Michael Schade, and Rinat Shaham. He has recorded for Albany Records, CBC, Hilversum Radio, Polish State Radio, Kol Israel, Irish Radio and Television, London Records, MHS, and Supraphon. Mr. Eiiasen has given master classes at Aix-en-Provence, the Shanghai Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow), Jerusalem Music Center, and National Opera of Prague. He has a long association with the young-artist programs at the Royal Danish Opera and the Opera Studio of Amsterdam. In the United States, he works regularly at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Eliasen was music director of the San Francisco Opera Center from 1994 to 1996 and artistic director of the European Center for Opera and Vocal Art in Belgium from 1984 to 1994. For twenty years he has taught at Chautauqua's Voice Program during the summer. Mr. Eliasen joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1986 and became the head of the department in 1988.

Born in Chicago, cellist Gabriel Cabezas commenced his musical studies at age four. He entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2009 and studies with Carter Brey, principal cello of the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Cabezas has performed as a guest soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Nashville Symphony, and Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, among others. A zealous chamber musician, he has performed with Bela Fleck in From the Top at Carnegie Hall and with the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra at the Sphinx Gala Concert, also at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Cabezas was the first prize laureate of the Senior Division of the 2012 Sphinx Competition. Other awards include first prize at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions, gold medal in the Junior Division of the Fischoff Chamber Music National Competition, and the María Isabel Prieto Award at the Fifth Carlos Prieto International Violoncello Competition for his "extraordinary talent and magnificent performances." Prior to entering Curtis, he studied under the tutelage of Hans Jorgen Jensen of the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago.

Stanislav Chernyshev, from St. Petersburg, Russia, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2009 and studies with Donald Montanaro, former associate principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Chernyshev, a frequent soloist in St. Petersburg, has performed at the Beloselski-Belozerski palace and Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory. In 2010 Mr. Chernyshev performed with the Baltic Youth Philharmonic, under the direction of Kristjan Järvi. As first clarinet, Mr. Chernyshev toured with the G. V. Sviridov School of Arts' wind ensemble to Finland, France, and Spain. He made several trips to Germany and Switzerland, giving solo and ensemble concerts, and he participated in an ensemble competition with his trio in Lithuania. Mr. Chernyshev began his musical studies on the piano at age seven and added the clarinet a year later. He has studied with L. I. Tikachinsky at the G. V. Sviridov School of Arts and N. N. Kirjuhin at the Advanced Music School of the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory.

Zoë Martin-Doike from Honolulu entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008 and studies with renowned violinist Pamela Frank. Ms. Martin-Doike began studying violin at age six in her native Hawaii. Since then she has performed as a soloist with the Richardson Symphony, Hawaii Youth Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Pops Orchestra, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Martin-Doike performed on NPR's From the Top and Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion. She won first place in the 2009 Lennox International Young Artists Competition and first place in the MTNA senior string competition. Ms. Martin-Doike has been a member of the Hawaii Youth Symphony, University of Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Musical Arts Youth Orchestra (Bloomington, Ind.), and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Side-By-Side program. She has participated in the Indiana University String Academy, Innsbrook Institute, and New York String Orchestra Seminar. She performed on the Indiana University Summer Music Festival concert series with Yael Weiss, Mark Kaplan, Clancy Newman, Atar Arad, and Peter Lloyd. She participated in a master class with Leonidas Kavakos. Prior to entering Curtis, she studied violin with Hiroko Primrose, Joan Martin-Doike, James Stanford, and Mimi Zweig.

Tenor Joshua Stewart, a native of New Orleans, studies in the opera program at the Curtis Institute of Music with Fred Carama, adjunct faculty. He graduated from the voice program with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2009. His credits for the Curtis Opera Theatre include Il barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva), Antony and Cleopatra (Caesar, Messenger), La sonnambula (Chorus), The Rake's Progress (Tom Rakewell), Il viaggio a Reims (Conte di Libenskof), Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), Le nozze di Figaro (Don Basilio, Don Curzio), Postcard from Morocco (Man with Old Luggage), Trouble in Tahiti (Jazz Trio), and The Magic Flute (Monostatos). Mr. Stewart performed as a soloist at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia for the 2007 Liberty Medal presentation and, in 2008, a presidential primary debate between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In 2009 he performed on a ten-city European cruise with the Marilyn Horne Foundation. He sang the role of Wilhelm Meister in Ambroise Thomas's Mignon during his third summer at Music Academy of the West in 2009. He has also performed roles for Centro Studi Lirica in Italy, Intermezzo Young Artist Development Program, and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. At Curtis Mr. Stewart has participated in master classes with Thomas Allen, Marilyn Horne, William Bolcom, and Joan Morris. Among the numerous awards he has received are encouragement awards from Opera Index, Inc., and the Marilyn Horne Foundation.

Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

The Dover Quartet

The Dover Quartet

 

Concert Auditorium Teulada-Moraira
May 26, 2013
(with Roberto Diaz and Curtis student pianist, Alex Ullman)

 

Considered one of the most remarkably talented young string quartets ever to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet (formerly known as the Old City String Quartet) was the Grand Prize-winner of the 2010 Fischoff Competition. Formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, when its members were just 19 years old, the Quartet draws from the musical lineage of both the Vermeer and Guarneri Quartets, but brings a youthful enthusiasm and musical conviction to the repertoire that is truly its own. The Strad recently raved that the Quartet is "already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretative maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble."

The Dover Quartet has won prizes at the London International String Quartet Competition, and has taken part in festivals such as Artosphere, La Jolla SummerFest, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. Recent performances include those for such influential series as the Washington Performing Arts Society, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Peoples' Symphony, Schneider Concerts, Kneisel Hall, and the Houston Friends of Chamber Music. The Dover Quartet will be continuing their close collaboration with violist Roberto Díaz on an extensive European tour in spring 2013 including performances throughout Germany, Austria, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Members of the Quartet have appeared as soloists with some of the world's finest orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Kansas City Symphony and BBC Concert Orchestra. The group’s recording of the Mendelssohn and Debussy quartets (Unipheye Music) was awarded the Blue Moon Award by the highly respected audiophile website 6moons.com. The album's review by David Kan proclaimed that "...the maturity in these interpretations is phenomenal and disproportionate to the age [of the group]."

The ensemble worked intensively at the Curtis Institute with such renowned chamber musicians as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Arnold Steinhardt, Joseph Silverstein, and Peter Wiley, and is currently the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas.

More information on www.doverquartet.com

 

The Dover Quartet

 

Information:
Willy Hardee
96 574 9023 / 639 371 625
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Other upcoming concerts in Teulada Moraira - 2013:

  • The Bourbon Street Stompers ; October 12, 2013
  • Pianist Claire Huangci (Curtis) ; November 2, 2013

Upcoming Valencia Operas - 2013:

  • Otello ; June 5, 2013

Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY BOURBON STREET PARADE

The Bourbon Street Stompers

The fabulous BOURBON STREET STOMPERS return to the Costa Blanca in October,
accompanied for the first time by New Orleans vocalist JOSHUA STEWART.

Joshua Stewart

Believed to be the best classic New Orleans jazz group in Europe, if not the World, this 7-piece ensemble from Essen in Germany, made its first appearance on the Costa Blanca in 2009 before an international audience of almost 1,000 enthusiasts at The Palau in Altea. They returned by popular demand in 2011 and again last year, and were again an outstanding success in Valencia, Torrevieja and Teulada.

This year the group is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and a new dimension has been added thanks to the innovation of the tour organisers, Concerts Costa Blanca, perhaps better known for their classical concerts.

Last year they presented at the Auditori de Teulada-Moraira a superb concert by the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, USA. The ensemble included a wonderful opera singer, Joshua Stewart, who was about to join the Munich Opera House. Born in New Orleans, Joshua gave beautiful renditions of negro spirituals, and further investigation revealed that before starting his operatic career he had sung with New Orleans jazz bands in the very birthplace of jazz, including the legendary Preservation Hall. CCB lost no time in introducing him to The Bourbon Street Stompers, and they are immensely proud to announce that he will sing with the Stompers on their Costa Blanca tour in October this year.

The Stompers and Joshua will begin their tour at the huge new Auditorio de la Diputacion in the City of Alicante on Friday 11 October, and booking information will be announced shortly. On Saturday 12 October they will appear at the Auditori de Teulada Moraira. Tickets at 12 eu may be purchased at the box office from Wednesday to Sunday between 1100 and 1300, and 1800 to 2000; also at the Ayuntamiento de Teulada from Monday to Friday between 0900 and 1500; and at the Espai La Senieta in Moraira from 0900 to 1500; or for this concert you can book through INSTANTICKET on 902 444 300. For further information contact Norman Dunnington on 96 574 8127 or 660 732 707, or Willy Hardee on 96 574 9023 or 639 371 625.

Do not miss this unique occasion which promises to be truly memorable.

Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

THE RETURN OF THE
RENOWNED AMERICAN PIANIST

Agustin Anievas

AGUSTÍN ANIEVAS

www.agustinanievas.com

in a programme of
BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOV
ON
OCTOBER 4th at 20:00h
at the
Auditori Teulada-Moraira

 

Agustín Anievas last played in Teulada-Moraira to three packed houses at La Senieta in October 2010. This time we can welcome him to the new concert hall and there will be room for everyone if you book early ! This is your opportunity to be sure to be present at this superb recital.

 

BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOV
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Beethoven : Sonata No. 3, Op.2 #3 in C major
Beethoven : Sonata No. 32, Op.111 in C minor
Beethoven : Sonata in C minor No. 8, Op.13 in C minor, "Pathétique"
Rachmaninov : 6 Preludes from Op.23
(Piano Steinway)

 

Tickets €12 (BOOKING NOW OPEN)

Box Office at the Auditori Teulada-Moraira :
Wednesday - Saturday 11:00–13:00 and 18:00–20:00

Ayuntamiento de Teulada-Moraira : Monday to Friday 9:00–15:00

Espai La Senieta, Moraira : Monday to Friday 9:00–15:00

or on the web via INSTANTICKET: 902 444 300 < www.instanticket.es >

Wilhelmina Hardee will be at La Senieta every Tuesday and Friday 10:00h - 12:00 noon from 10th of September onwards to assist with the ticket sales.

Instructions on how to book on the web via INSTANTICKET (formerly Servicam) are at our website
http://www.concertscostablanca.com/en/men-instanticket-en.html

You need to register (follow the instructions) - after that selecting your seats and making a booking is very easy.

THE WINNER OF THE
VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 2009
COMES TO TEULADA


CONCERTS COSTA BLANCA
&
AUDITORIO TEULADA MORAIRA

are truly proud to present an outstanding recital by

HAOCHEN ZHANG

Haochen Zhang - gold medal

[ Piano Steinway ]
http://www.sandiegostory.com/pianist-haochen-zhang-dazzles-la-jolla-audience/

Wednesday April 9th 2014, at 20:00h

Tickets €15

 

Programme

Brahms : Intermezzo, Op.117, No. 2 in B flat minor
Beethoven : Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op.53 "Waldstein"
Liszt : Ballade No. 2 in B minor
Debussy : Preludes Book 11, Nos. 6, 5, 7 & 12
Stravinsky : Three Movements from Petrouchka

 

Information

Wilhelmina Hardee
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 96 574 9023 / Mobile: 639 371625

 

Assistance with tickets

Wilhelmina Hardee will be at Espai la Senieta on
Tuesday March 11, Friday March 14, Tuesday March 18, Friday March 21,
Tuesday March 25, Friday March 28, Tuesday April 1 and Friday, April 4
from 10:00h - 13:00h.

SALES via BOX OFFICES for the AUDITORIO TEULADA MORAIRA
Wednesday - Saturday 11:00-13:00 and 18:00-20:00
Ayuntamiento de Teulada - Monday to Friday 9:00 - 15:00
Espai La Senieta, Moraira - Monday to Friday 9:00 - 15:00
or via
http://www.instanticket.es


Haochen Zhang, piano

"Such a combination of enchanting, sensitive lyricism and hypnotizing forcefulness is a phenomenon encountered very rarely." - Ury Eppstein, The Jerusalem Post

Haochen ZhangSince his gold medal win at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, 23-year-old Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination, and spectacular virtuosity. His return to Fort Worth as part of the 2010–2011 Cliburn Concerts series was lauded by the Dallas Morning News as "the kind of program you'd expect from a seasoned master, served up with dazzling virtuosity where wanted and astonishing sophistication elsewhere" and hailed among the top 10 performances of 2010 by both the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His Boston debut under the auspices of the Celebrity Series met with high praise by audiences and critics, making the year-end lists as part of the Boston Phoenix's top 10 classical music stories of the year. Boston Globe critic Matthew Guerrieri remarked that Mr. Zhang displayed "poetic temperament as much as technical power... [he is] a pianist with ample reserves of power whose imagination seems nonetheless most kindled by subtle delicacy." In summer 2012 Mr. Zhang made his debut at the Piano Festival La Roque d'Antheron for which he received a rave review from Diapason. In April 2013, Haochen made his Munich Philharmonic debut under the baton of Maestro Maazel followed by a sold out four-city tour in China.

Haochen Zhang

A passionate and insightful programmer, Mr. Zhang continues to cultivate his reputation through major performances and debuts every year. Highlights of the 13-14 season include an artist residency at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra with whom he will play four different concerti along with two chamber concerts; debut with Kyushu Symphony in Japan, Seattle Symphony as well as Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire; return performances with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and a number of recitals and chamber concerts throughout North America and Japan. In June 2014 Haochen will tour China as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Robertson.

Mr. Zhang is also an avid chamber music player, collaborating with such colleagues as the Shanghai String Quartet.

Haochen ZhangIn past seasons, he has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Macau Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. A prolific recitalist, in the U.S. Mr. Zhang has performed at Spivey Hall, La Jolla Music Society, Celebrity Series of Boston, CU Artist Series, Cliburn Concerts, Krannert Center, Wolf Trap Discovery Series, Lied Center of Kansas and UVM Lane Series, among others. International tours have taken him to cities including Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Rome, Tivoli, Bogota and Belgrade.

Mr. Zhang's Cliburn Competition performances were released to critical acclaim by Harmonia Mundi in 2009. He is also featured in Peter Rosen's award-winning documentary chronicling the 2009 Cliburn Competition, A Surprise in Texas. His complete competition performances are available on www.cliburn.tv.

Mr. Zhang is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied under Gary Graffman. He was previously trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Shenzhen Arts School, where he was admitted in 2001 at the age of 11 to study with Professor Dan Zhaoyi.

www.haochenzhang.com

August 2013

For more information, please contact:

Yinghsin Chen

KAJIMOTO Paris Liaison Office
5 Rue Barbette, 75003 Paris, France
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
tel: +33(0)1.42.19.92.65 fax: +33(0)1.42.19.92.12


CONCERTS COSTA BLANCA
&
AUDITORIO TEULADA MORAIRA

are truly proud to present an other outstanding concert

THE CURTIS OPERA DEPARTMENT

with

THE CURTIS OPERA DEPARTMENT

AUDITORI TEULADA MORAIRA

24th May 2014, at 20:00h
Tickets €15

 

Program

Opera Arias and Duets from Mozart to Verdi
Favourite Songs from the Great Song Repertoire-Classics to Broadway

 

Information

Wilhelmina Hardee
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 96 574 9023 / Mobile: 639 371 625

 

Tickets available from

Auditori Teulada Moraira: Wednesday to Saturday 11:00-13:00 and 18:00-20:00
Ayuntamiento de Teulada: Monday to Friday 9:00-15:00
Espai La Senieta, Moraira: Monday to Friday 9:00-15:00
or via
http://www.instanticket.es / 902 444 300

 

Assistance with tickets

Wilhelmina Hardee will be at La Senieta every Friday 10:00-12:00h.


We also preform

23rd of May 2014 in Auditorio de Diputación de Alicante (ADDA).

25th of May 2014 at the Parador in Javea.

Information: Wilhelmina Hardee
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 96 574 9023 / Mobile: 639 371 625


The Curtis institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional
level. One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis provides its 168 students with full-tuition scholarships and personalized attention from a celebrated faculty.
Its distinvtive "learn by doing" approach has produced an impressive number of notable artists, from such legends as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber
to current stars, Jonathan Biss, Juan Diego Florez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, and Lang Lang. Curtis alumni hold principal chairs in every
major American orchestra, and each season they are featured as guest soloists with the world's leading orchestras, opera houses, and chamber music series.

Curtis's innovative programs encourage students to perform often and hone 21st-century musical skills. The school's facilities offer superb spaces for
music making, as well as state-of-the-art technologies to enhance learning. In addition to more than 200 performances in and around Philadelphia each year,
students perform internationally with "Curtis On Tour". When they graduate, they become musical leaders, making a profound impact on music around the globe.
To learn more, visit www.curtis.edu.

Curtis on Tour is the global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. An embodiment of the school's "learn by doing" philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. In addition to performances, students frequently offer master classes, in-school demonstrations, and other community engagement activities. Since Curtis On Tour was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have traveled to 44 destinations in Europe, Asia, and North and South America, with new venues added each year.


Mikael Eliasen, piano

Mikael EliasenDanish-born coach and accompanist Mikael Eliasen received his early training in Copenhagen, Montreal and Vienna. He has collaborated with numerous singers in recital worldwide, including Robert Merrill, Tom Krause, John Shirley-Quirk, Elly Ameling, Edith mathis, Florence Quivar, Mira Zakai, Sarah Walker,
Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, and Curtis alumni Theodore Uppman, Michael Shade, and Rinat Shaham

He has recorded for Albany Records, CBC, Hilversum Radio, Polish State Radio, Krol Israel, Irish radio and Television, London Records, MHS, and Supraphon.
Mr. Eliason has given master classes at Aix-en-Provence, The Shanghai Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moskow), Jerusalem Music Center, and
National Opera of Prague. He has a long association with the young-artist program at the Royal Danish Opera and the Opera Studio of Amsterdam.
In the United States, he works regularly at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the
Metropolitan Opera.

Mr. Eliasen was music director of the San Fransisco Opera Center from 1994 to 1996 and artistic director of the European Center for Opera and Vocal Art in Belgium from 1984 to 1994. In 2013 he was appointed artistic adviser to Opera Philadelphia.
Mr. Eliasen joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1986 and became the head of the department in 1988.


Lauren Eberwein, Mezzo-Soprano

Lauren EberweinMezzo-soprano Lauren Eberwein, from Calgary, Alberta, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2011 and studies with William Stone, adjunct faculty. All students at Curtis receive merit-based full tuition scholarships, and Ms. Eberwein holds the Carol and Howard L. Lidz Fellow.

Ms. Eberwein's roles with the Curtis Opera Theatre include Tisbe in Rossini's "La Cenerentola", Mother Marie in Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites",
the Drummer in Victor Ullman's "Emperor of Atlantis", the title role in Purcell's "Dido and Aaneas", and the Second Lady in Mozart's "Magic Flute".
In 2013 she was a soloist with the Maryland Symphony for "A Night at the Opera". Also in 2013, she parcipitated in 90th Birthday performance of Curtis
alumnus Ned Rorem's epic song cycle "Evidence of Things Not Seen", in the presence of the composer. She recently made her debut with Opera Philadelphia in "Double Exposure", an evening of works by composers in residence, Lembit Beecher and Missy Mazzoli.

In 2013 Ms. Eberwein received the Colburn Fellowship to attend the Songfest Institute in Los Angeles, where she studied song repertoire and performed recitals with renowned pianists Grahan Johnson and Martin Katz.


Spencer Lang, Tenor

Spencer LangSpencer Lang, from Sandy, Oregon, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012 and studies with Marlena Kleinman Malas. Mr. Lang holds the Barbara Moskow Fellow.
For the Curtis Opera Theatre, Mr. Lang has sung the roles of Nemorino in "L'elisir d'amore" , Geoffredo in "Rinaldo", Lechmere in "Owen Wingrave", and
Monostatos in "The Magic Flute", among others. He was Flute/Thisbe in Britten's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Aspen Opera Theatre in 2011 and sang the title role in Britten's "Albert Herring" at Pacific Lutheran University in 2009. He has performed as a soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra, Juilliard 415, the
Northwest Sinfonietta, and the Pacific Lutheran University orchestra.

Mr. Lang received a bachelor's degree from Pacific Lutheran University in 2010 and a master's degree from the Juilliard School in 2012. He attended the
Marlboro Music Festival in 2013 and will return in 2014. He has also attended the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Chautauqua Institution.
In addition to his vocal training, Mr. Lang has studied the piano since the age of five. His previous voice teachers include Dwight Uphaus, Steven King,
James Brown and Vinson Cole.

THE WINNER OF THE
VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 2009
COMES BACK TO TEULADA


CONCERTS COSTA BLANCA
&
AUDITORIO TEULADA MORAIRA

are truly proud to present an outstanding recital by

HAOCHEN ZHANG

Haochen Zhang - gold medal

[ Piano Steinway ]
http://www.sandiegostory.com/pianist-haochen-zhang-dazzles-la-jolla-audience/

13 March 2015, at 20:00

Tickets €15

 

Programme

JANACEK: Piano Sonata in E flat major, "1.x.1905 - from the Street" (Z ulice)
SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana (8 Fantasies), Op.16
Intermission
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.26 in E-Flat major, Op.81 "Les Adieux"
SCRIABIN: Deux Poèmes, Op. 69 (1913)
SCRIABIN: Deux Poèmes, Op.32 (1903)
GINASTERA: Piano Sonata No.1, Op.22 (1952)

 

Information

Wilhelmina Hardee
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 96 574 9023 / Mobile: 639 371625

 

SALES via BOX OFFICES for the AUDITORIO TEULADA MORAIRA
Wednesday - Saturday 11:00-13:00 and 18:00-20:00
Ayuntamiento de Teulada - Monday to Friday 9:00 - 15:00
Espai La Senieta, Moraira - Monday to Friday 9:00 - 15:00
or 24/7 via
http://www.instanticket.es

 

Haochen Zhang is also appearing at the

Auditorio de Palma Mallorca: 12 March 2015 at 20:00

Auditorio de Diputacion de Alicante (ADDA): 14 March 2015 at 20:00
(BOOKINGS VIA INSTANTICKET)

Iglesia San Bartolomé, Jávea pueblo: 15 March 2015 at 21:00
(Can be reserved by contacting Marion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Any tickets remaining will be available on the night.
All proceeds will go directly to help less fortunate families in Javea)

Conservatori de Musica Palma de Mallorca: 27 February 2015 at 20:00

 


Haochen Zhang plays on the web

Chopin: Étude Op. 25, No. 11 :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7YJqHIByB4

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmHnX8pqj5o

Liszt: La Campanella :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7x9ypZhsKc

 


Haochen Zhang, piano

"Such a combination of enchanting, sensitive lyricism and hypnotizing forcefulness is a phenomenon encountered very rarely." - Ury Eppstein, The Jerusalem Post

Haochen ZhangSince his gold medal win at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, 23-year-old Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination, and spectacular virtuosity. His return to Fort Worth as part of the 2010–2011 Cliburn Concerts series was lauded by the Dallas Morning News as "the kind of program you'd expect from a seasoned master, served up with dazzling virtuosity where wanted and astonishing sophistication elsewhere" and hailed among the top 10 performances of 2010 by both the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His Boston debut under the auspices of the Celebrity Series met with high praise by audiences and critics, making the year-end lists as part of the Boston Phoenix's top 10 classical music stories of the year. Boston Globe critic Matthew Guerrieri remarked that Mr. Zhang displayed "poetic temperament as much as technical power... [he is] a pianist with ample reserves of power whose imagination seems nonetheless most kindled by subtle delicacy." In summer 2012 Mr. Zhang made his debut at the Piano Festival La Roque d'Antheron for which he received a rave review from Diapason. In April 2013, Haochen made his Munich Philharmonic debut under the baton of Maestro Maazel followed by a sold out four-city tour in China.

Haochen Zhang

A passionate and insightful programmer, Mr. Zhang continues to cultivate his reputation through major performances and debuts every year. Highlights of the 13-14 season include an artist residency at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra with whom he will play four different concerti along with two chamber concerts; debut with Kyushu Symphony in Japan, Seattle Symphony as well as Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire; return performances with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and a number of recitals and chamber concerts throughout North America and Japan. In June 2014 Haochen will tour China as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Robertson.

Mr. Zhang is also an avid chamber music player, collaborating with such colleagues as the Shanghai String Quartet.

Haochen ZhangIn past seasons, he has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Macau Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. A prolific recitalist, in the U.S. Mr. Zhang has performed at Spivey Hall, La Jolla Music Society, Celebrity Series of Boston, CU Artist Series, Cliburn Concerts, Krannert Center, Wolf Trap Discovery Series, Lied Center of Kansas and UVM Lane Series, among others. International tours have taken him to cities including Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Rome, Tivoli, Bogota and Belgrade.

Mr. Zhang's Cliburn Competition performances were released to critical acclaim by Harmonia Mundi in 2009. He is also featured in Peter Rosen's award-winning documentary chronicling the 2009 Cliburn Competition, A Surprise in Texas. His complete competition performances are available on www.cliburn.tv.

Mr. Zhang is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied under Gary Graffman. He was previously trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Shenzhen Arts School, where he was admitted in 2001 at the age of 11 to study with Professor Dan Zhaoyi.

www.haochenzhang.com

August 2013

For more information, please contact:

Yinghsin Chen

KAJIMOTO Paris Liaison Office
5 Rue Barbette, 75003 Paris, France
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
tel: +33(0)1.42.19.92.65 fax: +33(0)1.42.19.92.12

PRESS RELEASE

STOMPERS BACK IN TOWN

the Bourbon Street Stompers

Lovers of classic New Orleans jazz will be pleased to know that, courtesy of Concerts Costa Blanca, the enormously popular Bourbon Street Stompers will be back in October for what promises to be their most exciting visit to date.

Joshua StewartThe internationally renowned Stompers, from Essen in Germany, are now in their 21st year, and this will be their fifth visit to the Costa since 2009. They will be accompanied again by New Orleans jazz and opera vocalist Joshua Stewart, who made his debut with the group here on the Costa last year, as well as female vocalist Betty Berent from Hamburg, who accompanied the band on their 2012 tour. Josh and Betty have never sung together before, or even met. Similarly, last year Josh and the band met for the first time just an hour before their first performance but such is their professionalism that you would have thought they had been together for years.

The tour opens on Friday 17 October at the wonderful Palau in Altea, where the group made its first Spanish appearance before almost 1,000 people in 2009. On Saturday 18 October they play once again at the magnificent Auditori de Teulada-Moraira, having filled it to capacity on three previous occasions; and on Sunday 19 October they bow out at the huge Auditori de Diputacion de Alicante (ADDA), where they played for the first time last October. Unfortunately, Joshua Stewart's Munich Opera House commitments mean that he is unable to perform in Alicante on the Sunday but Betty Berent will sing at all three concerts.

Box office details are as follows:

Altea: ring 96 688 1924 on Thursdays between 1630 and 1930; or buy at the door from 2 hrs before performance, or on-line at palaualtea.reservaentradas.com ***

Teulada: at the Auditori box office on Wed to Sat between 1100 and 1300, and 1800 to 2000; or at the ayuntamiento in Teulada and the Espai La Senieta in Moraira on Mon to Fri between 0900 and 1500; or on-line at Instanticket on 902 444 300 or at www.instanticket.es ***.

Alicante: through Instanticket on 902 444 300 or at www.instanticket.es ***; or at the door from 2 hours before performance.

***On-line booking may not be possible until closer to the performance dates.
For further information contact Willy Hardee on 96 574 9028 or Norman Dunnington on 660 732 707.

PRESS RELEASE: EXTRA PERFORMANCE

STOMPERS SELL-OUT

the Bourbon Street Stompers

 

Auditori de Teulada Moraira
Friday 30th OCTOBER 2015

 

Due to an overwhelming response,
we will run a second show from 17:00 h. - 19:00 h.
Cava and wine reception: 19:00 h. Meet and Greet Joshua Stewart.

 

The ever-popular classic New Orleans jazz band, The Bourbon Street Stompers, from Essen in Germany will be visiting Spain again this autumn, and Concerts Costa Blanca has advised that there are already very few seats left for the performance at the Auditori de Teulada-Moraira on Friday 30 October even though there has not yet been any advertising other than to those on the CCB mailing list. So if you have not booked, now is the time to do so, and the box office details are given below.

Joshua StewartIn view of the tremendous demand for tickets, the organisers are considering a matinee performance on the same day, so if you do not manage to get a ticket for the evening performance, by ringing 96 574 9023, you can reserve a place for the matinee if it does in fact come to fruition.

The Stompers, now in their 22nd year, were first brought to the Costa Blanca by local resident, Norman Dunnington, in 2009. They were given a standing ovation by the capacity audience of almost 1000 at the Palau in Altea, and in the subsequent years they have played at Teulada, Torrevieja, Alicante and Valencia, all to rapturous reviews. This year, in addition to playing again at Teulada, they will make their debut at the magnificent Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca on Sunday 1 November.

Two years ago Concerts Costa Blanca had the brilliant idea of inviting a special guest vocalist to sing with the band. He was Joshua Stewart, a powerful tenor who had just graduated from the prestigious Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, and who had performed at the Auditori de Teulada-Moraira the year before. Joshua was born in New Orleans, and sang with jazz bands there before being recruited by the Curtis Institute and being trained as an opera singer. He returned by popular request to accompany the Stompers again last year, and both he and the band are looking forward to making it three in a row this year.

One of the hottest young New Orleans bands in Europe

Ain´t Misbehavin' ; Black Bottom Stomp ; Autumn Leaves ; Bourbon Street Parade ; Summertime ; Caravan ; Do you know what it means? ; Doctor Jazz ; Let me call you Sweetheart ; Atlanta Blues ; I got rhythm ; Bei mir bist du schön ; Everybody loves my baby ; Georgia on my mind ; Gatemouth Georgia Swing ; Bill Bailey ; Immigration blues ; On the sunny side of the street ; Ozark Mountain Blues ; Sweet Georgia Brown ; Perdido Street Blues ; When the saints go marching in ; Saratoga Shout ; All of me ; Petit Fleur ; Down by the riverside.

 

Box office details are as follows:

Teulada: at the Auditori box office on Wed to Sat between 1100 and 1300, and 1800 to 2000; or at the ayuntamiento in Teulada and the Espai La Senieta in Moraira on Mon to Fri between 0900 and 1500; or on-line at Instanticket on 902 444 300 or at www.instanticket.es ***.

Alicante: through Instanticket on 902 444 300 or at www.instanticket.es ***; or at the door from 2 hours before performance.

***On-line booking may not be possible until closer to the performance dates.
For further information contact Willy Hardee on 96 574 9023 / 639 371 625 or Norman Dunnington on 660 732 707.

 

Joshua Stewart can be heard at YouTube

"When the saints..... " - Joshua Stewart & The Bourbon Street Stompers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyuoyXMBPjQ
"Hier soll ich dich denn sehen"
[Mozart : Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Opera de Freiburg 2015]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEB7TurpCK4

Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

THE PIANO EVENT of the SEASON !

THE NAUGHTON TWINS

The Naughton Twins 

Christina & Michelle
(1- & 2-piano duo)
Graduates of The Juilliard School (NY)
The Curtis Institute (Philadelphia)
& recently signed to Warner Classics / EMI

 

WATCH Christina & Michelle
Mozart : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NujQnngRt54&index=3&list=RDbRlsHRdD0
& Mozart Variations : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ze1UazoloY
**Mendelssohn Op92 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRlsHRdD088
Bach : Chorale Prelude 122, No.10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPUU_OoblSs
Paganini variations : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkeSjl8YVFk

 

Auditori Teulada Moraira
NOVEMBER 24th, 2016 at 19:00h

 

PROGRAMME
Mendelssohn : Andante & Allegro Brillante, Op. 92 in A Major
Ravel : Mother Goose Suite (Ma mère l'Oye)
1. Pavane de la belle au bois dormant / 2. Petit Poucet /
3. Pagodes / 4. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
5. Le jardin féerique
Mozart : Variations, K501 in G major
Schoenfield : "Boogie"
-----
Granados : 2 Marches Militaires
Tchaikovsky : Nutcracker Suite [arr. N. Economou ]

 

Tickets € 15
Auditori de Teulada Moraira box office details
[Wednesday - Saturday : 11:00h to 13:00h and 18:00h to 20:00h]
Ayuntamiento de Teulada and the Espai La Senieta theatre : [Monday - Friday : 09:00h to 15:00h]

NOW available online at: www.instanticket.es  Tel: 902 444 300

For more information and tickets please call 639 371625 or
Willy Hardee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Naughton Twins

 

BIOGRAPHIC DETAILS :

Christina & Michelle Naughton have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their "stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry." The Naughtons made their European debut at Herkulesaal in Munich, where the Süddeutsche Zeitung proclaimed them "an outstanding piano duo".
During the 2015-2016 season the Naughton´s have performed with the Houston Symphony, Philadelphia Orch., Atlanta Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Netherlands PO at the Concertgebouw, Orchestra of the State of Sao Paulo (Osesp), Royal Flanders PO, and the Strasbourg PO as well as touring South America (Mexico, Sao Paulo, Lima & Bogotá). In Europe they have appeared as soloists with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Kiel Philharmonic, Solistes Europeens Luxembourg, and the Royal Flemish PO. In autumn 2016 they tour Spain & Portugal (Porto, Madrid, Teulada & Ourense).
Christina & Michelle now have an exclusive contract with Warner Classics (EMI) and in Feb.2016 released their first recording called "Visions" which was the "Editor's Choice" of Gramophone Magazine in May.
Born in Princeton, New Jersey to parents of European and Chinese descent; Christina and Michelle are graduates of Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, where they were each awarded the Festorazzi Prize. Their teachers include Evelyne Crochet, Gary Graffman, Joseph Kalichstein, Jerome Lowenthal, and Robert McDonald. They are Steinway Artists.

Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

ONCE AGAIN TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF OUR HERO !

HAOCHEN ZHANG

(piano)

Haochen Zhang 

Auditori Teulada Moraira
24th February 2017 at 20:00h

 

PROGRAMME

Schumann :
Kinderzenen, Op15
Symphonic Etudes, Op13

interval

Liszt :
Transcendental Etudes
No. 5, Feux Follets
No. 12, "Chasse-Neige" S. 139

Janácek : In the Mists

Stravinsky : Three movements from "Petrushka"

 

Tickets € 17

Auditori de Teulada Moraira box office details
[Wednesday - Sunday : 11:00h to 13:00h and 18:00h to 20:00h]
Ayuntamiento de Teulada and the Espai La Senieta theatre : [Monday - Friday : 09:00h to 15:00h]

NOW available online at: www.instanticket.es  Tel: 902 444 300

For more information and tickets please call 639 371625 or
Willy Hardee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Haochen Zhang


BIOGRAPHIC DETAILS

First prize winners in the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, top prize winners and Listeners' Choice award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize in the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America's premier young performing ensembles. Praised by The Strad for possessing "maturity beyond its members' years," they were formed at the Juilliard School in 2003 and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. From 2011-2013 they served as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet, and for the 2014-2015 season they were selected as the Quartet in Residence by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The Attacca Quartet recently completed a recording project of Haydn's masterwork "The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross," arranged by Andrew Yee and the Attacca Quartet. In his review for Gramophone, Donald Rosenberg wrote, "The Attacca Quartet explore the work's range of expressive moods with utmost sensitivity to nuance and interplay .... They triumph in every respect, and are captured in such vivid sound that no telling Haydn detail is allowed to go unheard."Thewholenote.com wrote, "It's easily the most satisfying string version of the work that I've heard."
In 2013, the quartet released the complete works for string quartet by John Adams on Azica Records. It was praised by Steve Smith of The New York Times as a "vivacious, compelling set," describing the Attacca Quartet's playing as "exuberant, funky, and ... exactingly nuanced." The Boston Globe also praised the release, stating, "Few [recent recordings] are as consequential as 'Fellow Traveler,' ... superb performances." The album was the recipient of the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award. The quartet has been honoured with both the Arthur Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association and the Lotos Prize in the Arts from the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation.
The 2016-2017 season began with a bang as the Attacca Quartet opened for rock superstar Jeff Lynne's ELO in two sold-out Radio City Music Hall performances. In addition, the quartet will be launching their new "Recently Added" series (first announced in a New York Times feature about the completion of their six-year traversal of all of Haydn's 68 string quartets). The new project is dedicated to living composers who they feel have added significantly to the string quartet canon. The first season is taking place at Brooklyn's National Sawdust and features the music of Caroline Shaw, Michael Ippolito and John Adams. At the same time, the Attacca will present an ongoing series at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan entitled "Based on Beethoven," featuring performances of the complete Beethoven string quartets, paired with works inspired by Beethoven from the "Recently Added" series. The group will serve as the inaugural Ensemble-in-Residence at the School of Music at Texas State University during the 2016-2017 season and will appear in concerts and master classes throughout the United States and South America.
The Attacca Quartet has engaged in extensive educational and community outreach projects, serving as guest artists and teaching fellows at the Lincoln Center Institute, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Vivace String Camp in New York, the Woodlands ChamberFest in Texas, Virginia Arts Festival, Bravo! Vail Valley and Animato Summer Music Camp at Florida International University in Miami. Since 2006, they have performed in yearly benefit concerts supporting the Parkinson's Disease Foundation's efforts. The members of the Attacca Quartet currently reside in New York City. They are represented by Désirée Halac, Spain, Portugal and Latina America División of Baker Artists, LLC in New York City.


Review (extract) of his recent concert in the USA

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/zhang-741101-movement-piano.html
"Well, they had a tiger by the tail, that's for sure," said my seatmate on Thursday night at Segerstom Concert Hall. The tiger in question was pianist Haochen Zhang, who had just concluded Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in what seemed like world-record speed. The "they" would have been conductor Carl St.Clair and the Pacific Symphony, who did their level best to match Zhang's energy and velocity, which in the third movement threatened to break the piano free of the earth's gravitational pull and take the entire band with it.

Zhang, a child prodigy and 2009 Van Cliburn Competition winner, easily wears the mantle of the young, world-class soloist. Slight and intense, the 26-year-old wunderkind is fascinating to watch. Zhang's technique is unorthodox: he sometimes hammers individual keys with a scrunched-up thumb and forefinger, and at times his hands are splayed flat across the keys during fast passages, a real no-no according to piano teachers. His octave technique looks all wrong, too; his wrists seem too stiff and inflexible.

But as my old jazz teacher used to say, it ain't wrong if it comes out right. Zhang's sound, for the most part, is meticulously clean (there were some blurred passages in the final movement, mainly because his tempi were approaching the speed of light).