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"
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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).

Concerts Costa Blanca are proud to present

THE PIANO SENSATION of the SEASON !

THE NAUGHTON TWINS
are back ....

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
again on tour in Spain

 

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
THURSDAY 8th March 2018 at 20:00h

 

PROGRAMME
W.A. Mozart – Sonata en re mayor a cuatro manos K 381 (1756-1791)
Allegro
Andante
Allegro molto
 
J.S. Bach/Brahms : Preludio Coral Op. 122 no1 – Mein Jesus der du Mich
Bach/Kurtag : Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit [Sonatina como “Actus Tragicus” BWV 106]
F.Chopin  Rondo para dos pianos en Do Mayor opus 73b
W. Lutoslawski – Variaciones Paganini para Dos Pianos  (1913-1974)
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Bernstein “Candide” para dos pianos (1918-1990)
 
1  Overture   
2  The Best of all Possible Worlds
3  Oh Happy We
4  Candide Continues his Travels
5  Paris Waltz
6  I am easily Assimilated
7  The Ballad of El Dorado
8  Bon Voyage
9  We are Women
10  Make our Garden Grow

 

Tickets € 17
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

THE BOURBON STREET STOMPERS

The Bourbon Street Stompers 

with Terrence Ngassa
special guest Trumpeter

Terrence Ngassa 

and

New Orleans Tenor
Jamez McCorkle

Jamez McCorkle 

 

Auditori Teulada Moraira
27 October 2017 at 20:30h

 

Tickets € 20

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.

 

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.