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Aleix Palau | 25 March 2021

Cellist Anastasia Kobekina makes her debut with the OBC under Kazushi Ono’s baton

The soloist will play Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto on her 1743 Guadagnini.
Tomorrow at the Festival Emergents: harpsichordist Inés Moreno, mezzo-soprano Helena Ressurreição, Trio Da Vinci and the Pere Navarro Quintet.
You can enjoy Kobekina’s concert live on L’Auditori Digital.

Cellist Anastasia Kobekina makes her debut with the OBC under Kazushi Ono’s baton

Tomorrow, Friday, 26 March, is the second day of the Festival Emergents Barcelona, a day with five concerts showcasing the crème de la crème of L’Auditori de Barcelona’s varied programme.

Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina will make her debut with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra under Kazushi Ono’s baton. Kobekina, an ECHO artist, a Tchaikovsky Competition Bronze medal winner, a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and winner of the TONALi Competition in Hamburg, is one of today’s most promising young cellists. She will perform Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto on her 1743 Guadagnini. The concert, which will be held at 7 pm in Hall 1, Pau Casals, will be streamed live on L’Auditori Digital.

Also tomorrow, from 5 pm, you can enjoy a concert by two young performers who have done extremely well in the Singing and Early Music categories of the Young Musicians of Spain competitions. They are harpsichordist Inés Moreno, who won the first edition of the Early Music Competition in 2018, and Portuguese mezzo-soprano Helena Ressurreição, who pursued her musical education at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya and who won first prize in the singing category in 2017.

Moreno’s recital will revolve around the European dream represented by the Enlightenment. She will explore the relationships between composers from different countries and music by Claude-Bénigne Balbastre, Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, Antoine Forqueray, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jacques Duphly, Antonio Soler and Domenico Scarlatti. Ressurreição’s concert, on the other hand, will highlight the many possible approaches to composition for voice and piano that were taken during the 19th century, with works by Grieg, Mahler, Debussy, Duparc and Tchaikovsky.

Also on a chamber music theme, the Trio Da Vinci, comprising Maria Florea on the violin, Marion Platero on the cello and Àlex Ramírez on the piano and winners of the 2nd prize at the Montserrat Alavedra competition, will perform a programme including Maurice Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor and cellist and composer Gaspar Cassadó’s Piano Trio in C major, a work with a Hispanic feel that forms part of Catalonia’s musical heritage.

The evening will conclude at 8 pm with the Pere Navarro Quintet. The ensemble, which is led by trumpet player Pere Navarro, boasts some of the most outstanding new talents on the Spanish jazz scene. With his quintet, Navarro is able to create a multitude of scenes and textures through a fusion of the language of jazz and the sounds of funk.

L’Auditori de Barcelona is offering a €25 pass to the Festival for under-35s. Single tickets start at €5.

View the programme here.

Download photos of the artists here.

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