Josu de Solaun

Gala Porto Pianofest
07Aug — Palácio da Bolsa, 20h00

Josu De Solaun has been hailed by the international press for his “poetic sense of sound, artistic vision and brilliant virtuoso skills, entirely at the service of the works being performed.” Nikolaus Frey, Fuldaer Zeitung. He is an extraordinarily prolific pianist-composer performing in many of the world’s most celebrated halls as concerto soloist, chamber musician, solo piano recitalist and solo improviser and composer. He is also a published poet.The opening of the 2020 – 2021 season featured his debut free improv concert, panDEMiCity, in León, in March 2021 – (recorded live for release in July 2021), as well as performances as concerto soloist with orchestras in Spain, Czech Republic and Romania. In 2021, he also received the prestigious ICMA Award (International Classical Music Award) for his recording of French violin Sonatas with violinist Franziska Pietsch. His latest solo album of works by Brahms and Schumann for the IBS Classical label has garnered excellent reviews. This summer he will record both Liszt Piano Concerti as well as Totentanz with the Moravian National Philharmonic.


Enrique Granados
Allegro de Concierto
Quejas o la Maja y el Ruiseñor (de Goyescas)

Claude Debussy
Tres Preludios:
Fuegos de Artificio

Hermes Luaces
Sonata No. 1 (dedicado a Josu de Solaun) (2022) estreia absoluta

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Valsa Mephisto


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Improviso de Fá sustenido maior, Op.36
Nocturno en Si maior, Op. 62 Nr. 1
Balada No.4 em Fá menor, Op.52

Manuel Comesaña
Variações sobre um Tema Recorrente (dedicado a Josu de Solaun) (2020) estreia absoluta

Manuel de Falla
Fantasia Baetica

George Enescu
Carillon-Nocturne, Op.18 Nr.7

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