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04-10-2013 //

Three players from Cuba, Georgia and Russia get to the final of the 55th Jaén International Piano Contest

They will be accompained by the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, next Friday 12th April

Marcos Raúl Madrigal, from Cuba, Nicolas Namoradze, from Georgia, and Eugeny Starodubtsev, from Russia, are the three players who will compete in for the first award of the 55th International Jaén Piano Contest next Friday, starting at 19.00 hours, at the Nuevo Teatro Infanta Leonor. The dicision was made by the jury of the contest, with Ana Guijarro at the front, including the concertists Pilar Bilbao and Rafael Quero (Spain), Tamas Vesmas (Romania), Yukie Nagai (Japan), Matti Raekallio (Finland), Marian Rybicki (Poland) and Pedro Jiménez Cavalé, from Jaén, acting as Secretary.

Marcos Raúl Madrigal, Nicolas Namoradze and Eugeny Starodubstev will play with the orchestra “Ciudad de Granada” in the last performance, that will announce the winner of this edition. Apart from the 20.000 euros of the economic price, the winner is also giving three concerts: another performace in Granada with the Orchestra "Ciudad de Granada"(Saturday, 13th April, 20.30, Auditorio Manuel de Falla from Granada), the second at the Tsai Performing Arts Centre of Boston (United States) and a last concert in Jaén, sponsored by the "Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Jaén". The winner will also have the chance of recording with the pretigious label “Naxos” and will get the Golden Medal of the contest.

On the other hand, the winners of the second and the third award are getting 9,000 and 6,000 euro, respectively, plus the diplomas, given by the Government of Andalusia and Unicaja. In the final round the winners of the “Contemporary Music” award -given to the best performance of the mandatory work- and the “Rosa Sabater” award, given to the best interpretation of Spanish music, will finally be revealed.

The finalists travelled to Granada in order to rehearse with the orchestra the pieces that are going to be played on Friday. In the afternoon, they will be giving a press conference with the deputy for Culture and Sports, Antonia Olivares, and the chairwoman of the jury, Ana Guijarro. At the final round of this contest, the performers are going to interprete pieces from Ravel, Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, Chopin, Sant Saëns and Falla.

The player from Cuba, Marcos Raúl Madrigal, born in 1984, will be the first performer of the night. At the final he is going to perform the Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.22, composed by Saint Saëns. The musical studies of this Cuban began at the Instituto Superior de Arte of his homeland, only to continue at the Lugano Conservatory and at the International Piano Academy “Lago Como”. He has won the first award at the “Ignacio Cervantes” contest and at the “Città di Avezzano”.

The second player at the final will be Nicolas Namoradze, from Gerogia, although he has a Hungarian passport. In Budapest he began studying, which he continues in Vienna and Florence. Despite being so young -born in 1992- he has already performed all over Europe with directors liek Zoltan Kocsis or Tamas Vasary. He is goin to interprete the Piano Concerto in A minus, Op. 54, from Schumann.

The Russian Eugeny Starodubtsev -born 1981- will set closure to this final. The pianist, who will perform the Piano Concerto in G mayor, Op. 58, from Beethoven, has developped his career in Moscow and has won several awards in contest like the “George Enescu”, in Bucharest, the “Cidade do Porto”, the “Delia Steinberg” in Madrid or the “Ricard Viñes in Andorra.

Along the rehearsal and the press conference mentioned above, the president of the Jaén City Council, Francisco Reyes, is making a reception for all the members of the jury. Besides, for the first time in the history of this contests, two members of the jury are going to give masterclasses to the participants who have not reached the final round. The classes will be celebrated at the Paraninfo of the Jaén Conservatory between 18.00 and 21.00 p.m. The professors will be the concertist Tamas Vesmas, professor at the Music Conservatory of Auckland, New Zealand, and Matti Raekallio, nowadays professor of the Juilliard School, who has also worked at the Swedish Royal College of Music or the Sibelius Academy.