Reina Sofía School of Music
Saturdays in September
The Reina Sofía School of Music (Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía) in Madrid, Spain, offers young musicians a profound musical training and valuable concert experience. This September, Stingray Classica continues broadcasting performances by highly talented students of this School of Music. Enjoy wonderful solo recitals, chamber music, and orchestral performances on Saturday mornings throughout September at 10:00 CEST!
Recital - Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy a. o.
Saturday, September 2 | 10:00
Part of the ‘Preludio’ concert series of the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid, this recital features several students showing their skill. Firstly, pianist Izem Gürer performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110. Next is a performance of Franz Schubert’s Violin sonata in A major, ‘Duo’, D 574, Op. 162, by violinist Sara Valencia and pianist Ricardo Alí Álvarez. After, pianist David Solomon plays ‘Danseuses de Delphes’ (No. 1) and ‘La cathédrale englouti’ (No. 10) from Claude Debussy’s Préludes for piano (Book I). Solomon closes the recital with Frédéric Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, followed by Chopin’s Étude in C minor, Op. 25 No. 12. This performance was recorded at Auditorio Sony of the Reina Sofía School of Music on November 19, 2020.
Piano works by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt a. o.
Saturday, September 9 | 10:00
Various talented piano students of the Reina Sofía School of Music show their skill in this Academic Concert recorded at Auditorio Sony of the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid, Spain. On the program are: J. S. Bach’s French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813, performed by Nicolás Margarit; Frédéric Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, performed by Natalie Schwamova; Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, performed by David Solomon; ‘Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fût’ and ‘Poissons d’or’ from Claude Debussy’s Images (Book II), performed by Daniela Rodó: ‘Funérailles’ from Franz Liszt’s Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173, performed by Mikhail Tolstov; and ‘Oiseaux tristes’ and ‘Alborada del gracioso’ from Maurice Ravels Miroirs, performed by Izem Gürer. This performance was recorded on December 10, 2020.
Schubert Sonata in A minor & Brahms Clarinet Trio
Saturday, September 16 | 10:00
Part of the ‘Da Camera’ concert series of the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid, this performance features works by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. The concert begins with Schubert’s Sonata in A minor, D. 821, ‘Arpeggione’ (arrangement for flute and piano), performed by Ana Ferraz (flute) and Luis Arias (piano). This is followed by Brahms’ Clarinet trio in A minor, Op. 114, performed by Seungju Mun (clarinet), Hayk Sukiasyan (cello), and Izem Gürer (piano). This performance was recorded on February 26, 2021.
Chamber music by Mozart and Pergolesi
Saturday, September 23 | 10:00
This concert is part of the ‘Da Camera’ concert series of the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid. The programs opens with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364, performed by the Camerata of the Escuela Reina Sofía under the baton of Francisco Alonso Serena. Raquel Areal (violin) and Hayang Park (viola) feature as the soloists. Next on the program is Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, written for soprano, alto, strings, basso continuo. Annya Pinto Figueroa (soprano) and Yeraldín León Acosta (mezzosoprano) feature as the soloists here. This performance was recorded on March 12, 2021.
Cello recital - Bach, Debussy and Strauss
Saturday, September 30 | 10:00
Cellist Zuzanna Sosnowska appears at Auditorio Sony of the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid, Spain, to perform a wonderful recital. The program opens with J. S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008. After, Sosnowska is joined by pianist Alina Artemyeva in a performance of Claude Debussy’s Deux romances for voice and piano (arrangement by Z. Sosnowska). The program ends with Richard Strauss’s Cello Sonata in F major, TrV 115 Op. 6. This performance was recorded on July 5, 2021.