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Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio Jaén. Diputación Provincial de Jaén, Palacio Provincial. 23071 Jaén (España)

17 players get to the second round of the 55th Jaén International Piano Contest. JPG de 341 KB

04-07-2013 //

17 players get to the second round of the 55th Jaén International Piano Contest

In this round the contestants must play the mandatory work, Almenara

The first round of the 55th Jaén International Piano Contest finished with 17 contestants out of ten countries getting through the preliminary round. Tomorrow, since 11.00 a.m, the competitors will continue playing at the Nuevo Teatro Infanta Leonor in order to reach the semifinal, next 10th of April.

These young performers are Ekaterina Richter, Evgeny Starodubtsev, María Derevyagina and Sofía Tsygankova (Russa); Kyoko Kaise, Maiko Mine and Keisuke Nakamura (Japan); Enrique Bernaldo de Quirós, Cristina Lucio-Villegas and José María Villegas González (Spain); Darya Dadykina (Ukraine); Leon Bernsdorf (Germany); Anna Petrova (Bulgaria); Marcos Raúl Madrigal Soto (Cuba); Josquin Otal (France); Nicolás Namoradze (Georgia) and Alina Bercu (Romania).

In this round the participants shall perform three works within 50 minutes. The first work is to be chosen between several compositions from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The second one, between works from Albéniz, Granados or Falla. This round will determine the winner of the Rosa Sabater award, given to the best interpretation of Spanish music. The third work will be the interpretation of the mandatory work, Almenara, that will also determine the winner of the Contemporary Music award, sponsored by the City Council.

This edition´s mandatory work has been made by the composer from the Canary Islands Juan Manuel Ruiz, who has been inspired by the traditional Melenchones from Jaén, which are usually sung around the fire at San Antón. Last Saturday, the artist himself explained a little bit how the creative process worked in this composition during a conference at the Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Jaén.

The Jaén City Council is giving these contestants 300 euro travel expenses in order to facilitate their stay in our province. The players advancing to final and do not get any of the first five awards will get, however, 400 euro in travel expenses. This contest is giving a grand total of 47,000 euro this year. The tickets for the final are already available at Discos Pioneros, Avenida de Madrid, for 10 euros.

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