MurciArt Music Festival & Academy
Asociación Cultural MurciArt
Calle Green, 6, escalera izquierda, 1º B
30506 Molina de Segura (Murcia)
Telephones: (+34) 666 933 420 | (+34) 639 627 715
Instagram: @Murciart Festival
Artistic Direction: Rumen Cvetkov and Darling Dyle
Honorary Maestro: Plácido Domingo
Academic Advisor: Lesster Frank Mejias
2nd Edition ‘Mucha Música’, from July 2nd to 8th, Palacio de San Esteban (Murcia)
MurciArt is a very ambitious project which, since the beginning, counts with the best at a national and international level as a way to achieve this indefinable and mysterious ‘something’ that is always the achievement of an authentic work of art. And also essential is that this authentic live work of art took place in the Region of Murcia, in some of its best patrimonial venues.
On top of that, the organisers of Murciart would also like, that this supreme art was revealed to all the citizens in a very special way. All this has been structured in the second edition, a very singular event which places Murcia as a venue where the rite of high musical culture is celebrated and where this high culture is educational for the citizens. MurciArt counts as Honorary Maestro with the internationally acclaimed Spaniard in musical art, the tenor and tireless researcher Plácido Domingo.
It is a pleasure for MurciArt to celebrate its second edition. First of all, it has wanted music to find a privileged place in the soul of its spectators and, likewise, has wished to join the sensibility of the latter with this marvellous art. For this occasion, MurciArt counts with excellent artists who contribute passion, energy and value to its idea: music as a relevant medium of disseminating and promoting culture of quality for a better development of society.
In MurciArt the music students will acquire, from mouth to ear, the secrets of worldwide professionals that the organisation carefully choses, one by one.
The Festival started with an opening concert called Gala Tchaikovsky (July 2nd) with the participation of the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, under the baton of maestro Treviño and as soloists Daniel Austrich (violin) and Guillermo Pastrana (violoncello). The second evening (July 3rd), called Schubertiade, integrated by the Rondo for violin and string quartet and the beautiful String Quintet in C major opus 163 by the composer from Vienna.
In this edition, female composers had a very important role and as a result, the title of the third evening of the Festival (July 4th). Works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and Laura Valborg Eulin. On July 5th, Virtuosi Gala pays homage to great composers like Sarasate, Fritz Kreisler, William Croll, Henry Wieniawski, among others. The evening of Paralelos Románticos (July 6th) included great works of the chamber genre, like the Quintet with piano by Schumann and the Quartet opus 60 by Brahms. On July 7th, it was the turn of ‘Nórdico bohemio’, with works by Martinu and Svendsen.
The Festival ended with the closing concert, ‘MurciArt con el Mar Menor’, where professors and the best students of the Academia MurciArt played together.
Artists of the 2nd Edition
Catharina Chen, first violin of the Opera Orchestra and Ballet of Norway.
Daniel Austrich, violinist of the Michelangelo Quartet.
Robert Kowalski, first violin of the Swiss Radio Orchestra.
Gernot Süssmuth, first violin of Weimar Statskapelle
Birgit Kolar, violinist, Vienna and Graz University, runner-up and awarded in the International Competition Yehudi Menuhin
Darling Dyle, first violin of the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia
Jesús Reina, international violin soloist, Academia Galamian
Vladimir Mendelssohn, professor of viola in the Paris and Rotterdam conservatories.
Isabel Villanueva, international viola soloist, awarded in 2015 with Premio ‘Ojo Crítico’ of classical music.
Lesster Frank Mejías, viola in the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia
Rumen Cvetkov, viola soloist, professor of viola in the Tilburg (Holland) and Sofia (Bulgaria) conservatories.
Guillermo Pastrana, international violoncello soloist, awarded in 2014 with the Premio ‘Ojo Crítico’ of classical music.
Krzysztof Karpeta, violoncellist, professor in the Music Academy of Wroclaw
Lorenzo Meseguer, violoncellist in the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Irene Ortega, violoncellist of the Camerata de Murcia
Ludmil Angelov, international piano soloist, winner of the International Piano Competition Frédéric Chopin
Donka Angatscheva, international piano soloist, winner of several international competitions.