Judith Jáuregui returns to Musika-Música Festival

Judith Jáuregui returns to Musika-Música, one of her favourite festivals and to which she has been invited on numerous occasions throughout her career, with a new chamber music ensemble created expressly for the occasion. For this project, which she finds particularly exciting, Judith has – for the first time - brought together two artists with enormous talent with whom she usually works together separately, the Spanish violinist Lina Tur Bonet and the Franco-Swiss violoncellist Nadège Rochat.

Judith Jáuregui returns once again to Musika-Música, where she has played both solo as well as with orchestra and in a chamber music formation, delving precisely into the latter, a "terrain in which –she says- I have been very happily working over recent months.” The programme of her concerts includes Shostakovich’s Trio no. 1 in C minor opus 8, which in the words of Judith is "a very interesting trio composed in his youth that still has post-romantic tinges (indeed, with this piece the composer was admitted to the Moscow Conservatoire)" and the Trio for piano, violin and violoncello in F minor by Ravel, "simply, one of the great chamber music works, with a complexity and extreme virtuosity for each instrument". Additionally, the three musicians will play a number of duets including Stravinsky’s Suite Italiana for violoncello and piano, Bartok’s Rhapsody no. 1 for violin and piano Sz. 8, Rachmaninoff’s Élégie and Daisies opus 38 no. 3 for violoncello and piano, as well as Four pieces for violin and piano opus 115 by Sibelius.

Moreover, at this year’s edition of Musika-Música Judith will also be playing with the French clarinetist Paul Meyer. The works of this programme, which will also be focused on the diverse and renovated music of the interwar years, will include the pieces Habanera / Pavane pour une infante défunte by Ravel, Stravinsky’s Three pieces for clarinet solo, Bartók’s Popular Romanian dances for piano solo and Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing.

With this programme Judith Jáuregui devotes her attention during the Festival to chamber music, a field she feels is "essential for a pianist: because of the enormous repertoire that exists, the learning experience of working simultaneously and together with other instruments, the imaginative possibilities that this music offers, as well as the democratic values, the solidarity, the respect and the generosity inherent in this kind of musical formation".

Judith Jáuregui will play at the XVII Edition of the Musika-Música Festival on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2018. Additionally, within the Meeting and Conference sessions of the Festival, on March 4th at 12 a.m. the three members of the chamber music formation brought together for this occasion - Judith Jáuregui, Lina Tur Bonet and Nadège Rochart – will take part in a roundtable discussion moderated by Enrique Bert in which they will meet the public and discuss the music they have been playing during this year’s festival. This event will take place at the Euskalduna Palace.