The Simfònica del Vallés orchestra will perform at the Torroella Festival in Montgrí. The festival takes place on 19th July at 22h, and the pianist Joaquín Achúcarro will be playing three pieces by Claude Debussy ‘Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune’, Manuel de Falla ‘Noches en los jardines de España’ and Edvard Grieg ‘Concierto para piano y orquesta en La menor, Op. 16’.
This year Achúcarro will be performing his 25th consecutive concert at the Festival, a record which we are celebrating through this event in which he is the protagonist, accompanied by the Simfònica del Vallès Orchestra.
More information about the Simfònica del Vallès Orchestra
The Simfònica del Vallès Orchestra was created in 1987, from the Asociación de la Ópera de Sabadell, becoming the only symphonic orchestra in Spain created as a employee-owned company, in which the employees are also the owners. Throughout the year the orchestra performs more than 100 concerts in the city of Sabadell, and at the Ópera en Cataluña circuit, Palau de la Música Catalana, amongst others. In recognition of its efforts in sharing symphonic music, they have been granted various prizes, amongst which the following prizes stand out: Premio Nacional de Música 1992, granted by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Medalla de Honor 2012 from the city of Sabadell.
More information about Joaquín Achúcarro
Joaquín Achúcarro first performed at the Torroella Festival in Montgrí in 1990, and since 1993 he has not missed a single concert at the Festival, in which the pianist, who comes from Bilbao, has built an affectionate mutual relationship with the audience.
He is an important and renowned artist, he has performed in more than 60 countries and played in more than 200 orchestras, including: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de la Scala de Milán, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Santa Cecilia de Roma Orchestra, New York philharmonic, Nacional de México, City of Birmingham and all of the Spanish orchestras. He has performed under the baton of more than 350 conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta, Yehudi Menuhin, Seiji Ozawa and Simon Rattle.