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Joaquín Achúcarro


Among the best Spanish pianists of his era, Joaquín Achúcarro was created in Bilbao, Spain, amid the Great Unhappiness. He started piano lessons on the Bilbao Conservatory and, in 1956, at age 13, produced his professional debut in Bilbao playing a Mozart concerto with the neighborhood orchestra. He was hesitant, nevertheless, to go after a musical profession, and enrolled being a physics pupil on the School of Madrid as an adolescent. Nevertheless, his ambivalence didn’t last too much time. He continued learning piano on the Madrid Conservatory. In just a calendar year, he exhausted the neighborhood supply of tournaments and awards; before another calendar year was up, he visited study music on the Accademia Chigiana in Italy. Achievement on the main competition circuit emerged efficiently to Achúcarro: Still an adolescent, he gained the Maguerite Longer Competition in Paris; the Geneva International Competition; the Viotti Competition in Vercelli, Italy; as well as the International Busoni Competition. In his past due teenagers and early twenties, Achúcarro journeyed around Europe acquiring lessons in one instructor after another, probably the most prominent including Walter Gieseking and Nikita Magaloff. In 1959, he had taken best prize on the Liverpool International Competition, producing an effective debut using the London Symphony Orchestra and moving his performing profession into high equipment. He provides since been noticed all over the world, being a soloist using the world’s main orchestras so when an in-demand recitalist. He provides taught because the past due ’80s at Southern Methodist School in Tx, but continues to be very much within the cultural lifestyle of Spain, as evidenced by the actual fact that the Ruler of Spain knighted him in 1996. Among Achúcarro’s many recordings is really a 1997 Sony Classical disk filled with his revision from the Rodrigo’s Concierto heróico for piano & orchestra, that was carried out beneath the blessing from the composer.

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Full Name Joaquín Achúcarro
Profession Pianist
Education Accademia Musicale Chigiana
Nationality Spanish
Music Songs Navarra, Danza ritual del fuego, Goyescas: El Amor y la Muerte, Piano Sonata in B Major, Op. 147: Allegro Giusto, Kreisleriana, Op. 16: V. Sehr lebhaft, Noches en los Jardines de España: En el Generalife, Cancion y Danza No. 6, Kreisleriana, Op. 16: I. A¨ußerst bewegt, Goyescas, libro I: Quejas, o La maja y el ruiseñor, Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VII. Sehr rasch, Goyescas: El Fandango del Candil, Klavierstucke, op. 118: III. Ballade in G minor, Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17: III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten, Tango, Goyescas: Coloquio en la Reja, Klavierstucke, op. 119: IV. Rhapsody in E-flat major, Suite Española No. 3 "Sevilla", Goyescas: Los Requiebros, Kreisleriana, Op. 16: III. Sehr aufgeregt, Goyescas: El Pelele, Gaspard de la nuit: Ondine, Klavierstucke, op. 118: I. Intermezzo in A minor, General Lavine, eccentric, ...Escribí Varios Conciertos..., Klavierstucke, op. 118: V. Romance in F major, Goyescas, libro I: Los requiebros, Piano Sonata in B Major, Op. 147: Andanta, Symphonic Studies, Op. 13, Variations on a Theme by Schumann, op. 9: Var. X-XIII, Goyescas, libro II: El amor y la muerte, Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VI. Sehr langsam, Piano Sonata in B Major, Op. 147: Scherzo - Allegreto
Albums Música Española por un Poeta del Piano, Goyescas / El Pelele, Schumann: Fantasie & Kreisleriana (Bonus Track Version), Schubert & Schuman: Masters of Art, Goyescas, Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit / Debussy: Three Preludes & La plus qua lente, Ravel: Piano Concertos & Alborada del Gracioso, Variations on a Theme by Schumann, op. 9 / 3 Intermezzi, op. 117 / Klavierstücke, op. 118 / Klavierstücke, op. 119

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