Trip to United States

In April I travelled to the United States to give some concerts and lectures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the capital of South Carolina, Columbia, I gave four commented recitals  on Spanish music with a modern piano, with works by Albéniz, Granados, Falla, Joan Flotats, among others.

In Greenville (South Carolina), I participated in the annual conferences of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, giving the lecture-recital "Fernando Sor in London. His relationship with the London Piano School." I played music by Sor and Clementi on a Broadwood grand by 1791. There were more than forty speakers. In addition, they invited me to play in the opening concert by making chamber music with American musicians. We played a four hands piano duo by Clementi with the Arkansas pianist, Sally Todd, and a Clementi trio with the violinist Erika Cutler, from South Carolina, and the cellist James Waldo, from New York.

The collection of historical instruments of the "Carolina Clavier Collection" is very abundant and interesting. Most of them are restored and placed generously at our disposal. There were fortepianos Longman Clementi & Co., Zumpe, Collard & Collard, Broadwood, Longman & Broderip, Schanz, Beck, or Kirkman spinets and wonderful harpsichords of 1748 and 1758, among many others instruments. This stay was full of interest and enthusiasm.

"Marina Rodríguez Brìa, our special guest from Spain who received lots of compliments for her fine performance in the opening night concert, talked about Fernando Sor and his connection with the London Piano School. We were treated with his piano music not often heard in concerts."  HKSNA Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 2 2017

Lecture-recital in Greenville (South Carolina), USA:  “Fernando Sor in London. His relationship with the London Piano School”.

Historical Keyboard Society of North America, 6th Annual Meeting, April 2017.