An evening with Tchaikovsky in the second concert of the Symphony Orchestra’s Auditorium de Palma cycle

Dec 8, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The OSIB will feature the pianist Nicolas Bringuier and the conductor Lionel Bringuier

Tchaikovsky will be the star of the second concert in the Palma Auditorium cycle of the Orquesta Sinfónica Illes Balears (Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands), today Thursday at 8 pm. The OSIB will perform the Russian composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 1, accompanied by pianist Nicolas Bringuier and conductor Lionel Bringuier. Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased through Symphony’s website.

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Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto will be the first work to be performed. It is a work in three movements, with a symphonic character very different from the more virtuosic piano concertos composed in Russia at the time. Despite this, the technical demands of the concerto are remarkable. It was composed between November 1874 and February 1875 at the insistence of the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein, director of the Moscow Conservatory. The Sinfónica de las Illes Balears will feature the pianist soloist Nicolas Bringuier.

Born in Nice in 1980, French pianist Nicolas Bringuier is one of the most brilliant artists of his generation. Laureate of the prestigious Robert Schumann International Competition, visiting professor at the Inje University in Busan (South Korea) and artistic director of several festivals, he has been invited to perform as a soloist at the Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Auditorio de Madrid and the Seoul Arts Center, among others. His career as a soloist and teacher has taken him to almost all of Europe, the United States, China, South Korea and Japan.

The second concert in the Auditorium de Palma cycle will end with Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, better known as “Winter Dreams”. It is one of the works that caused the composer the most suffering and work. Composed in four movements, it depicts the snowy and cold landscape of the great Russian expanses, and the symphony concludes by reflecting motifs from Russian folklore and, in particular, the theme of a Russian song, “The Flower of the Gardens”.

At the age of thirty, Lionel Bringuier has already travelled extensively around the world, invited by symphonies, chamber orchestras and opera houses, and in the 2020/21 season, he continued in the position of an associate artist in his home town, with the Nice Opera. This unique opportunity gives him the chance to organise a series of special programmes which he himself has conducted, and to invite several of his close musicians, including Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Gautier Capuçon and Nicolas Bringuier.

This concert will be repeated the following day in the Auditorium of Manacor at 7.30 pm.