Lecture Recital at Auditori Orfeó Gracienc

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Auditorio Orfeó Gracienc - Programa Paz y Guerra: Liszt y Prokofiev; Monday April 8th at 8 pm, Barcelona. Lecture recital that presents works of great contrast. On the one hand, a work of PEACE, the Consolations by  Liszt, 6 pieces as nocturnal, intimate, reflective and with a great spiritual load, born from the same musical idea that is repeated and transformed throughout the 6 pieces . On the other hand, a work of WAR, Sonata No. 6 by Prokofiev, the first of the 3 sonatas of War of the Russian composer, works the height of his opus and that transports us to a shivering and warlike world. As a link between these two worlds, a series of Visions Fugitives by Prokofiev, miniatures that present small universes with different characters and moods and that present all the compositional potential of their author on a small scale.

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Opening Recital at Rosa Sabater’s Summer Festival

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Rosa Sabater’s Summer Festival: “This year the XXVII “Rosa Sabater 2018 Concert Series” will be inaugurated with a piano recital by the pianist Alex Alguacil. The renowned pianist, heir to the pianistic tradition of our country and trained in New York, will offer us a program based on works by Liszt, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Mompou, Montsalvatge and Granados. The concert will take place on July 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Maria Roser Carrau hall of the Can Bisa Cultural Space, Vilassar de Mar.”

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Recital in Girona – Casa de Cultura

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Next Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. the pianist Alex Alguacil will give a recital at the Josep Viader Auditorium of the Casa de Cultura de Girona. Alex Alguacil will interpret the 6 Consolations of Franz Liszt, Sonata nº6 Salvador Brotons (work dedicated to the interpreter), two preludes of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Sonata nº6 of Sergei Prokofiev, work recorded by the pianist in his last album. Tickets are priced at 3 euros and can be purchased in advance through the following link. They can also be purchased the same day of the concert if they have not sold out.

 

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1st Summer Piano Festival at Can Roig i Torres

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Between July 9 and 12, the 1st Can Roig and Torres Piano Course will be taught by pianist Alex Alguacil. The course is aimed at students and teachers of all levels and will take place at the Can Roig and Torres Auditorium in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. Active students will receive 3 60-minute classes. At the end of the course there will be a small audition / concert shared by students. Students will have study rooms available. Registration: Active student, 190 euros (170 euros *) Listening student, 50 euros * Students of Can Roig and Torres. You must send the following documentation to formalize the registration: -biography -Photocopy ID Card Deposit to the account About ES90 0049 4721 25 2416916511, concept “COURSE PIANO CRT” -Registration form duly completed (Request by email) Send the documentation by e -mail to the address curspianocrt@gmail.com Before June 20.

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New Video: Casablancas’ Book of Haikus

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New video recorded LIVE at Palau de la Música Catalana:
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Benet Casablancas: 5 Haikus for piano 0:01 Haiku para Zurbarán (2010) Tres Haikus para piano (2007-08) 1:05 I. Con anima, liberamente assai ma sempre tenuto 1:36 II. Lento assai e flessibile 3:41 III. Veloce – spiritoso ma liberamente 4:30 Lamento – Haiku para Ramón Barce (2009) Alex Alguacil, piano Recorded Live at Palau de la Música. Audio: Imesde Concert Review (in catalan): http://www.revistamusical.cat/un-conc…
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Master Class at Tokyo College of Music

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Master class at Tokyo College of Music. July 6th. Masterclass on Spanish repertoire. Works by Albeniz, Iberia

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Upcoming Recitals

AlexAlguacilFoto2017Auditori Municipal de Terrassa –  Saturday April 22nd, 8:00, Terrassa. Tickets aqui

Auditori Can Roig i Torres - Santa Coloma de Gramenet. Friday May 5th, 9:00h. Tickets aqui

Palau de la Música Catalana. Wednesday May 31st, 8:30. Tickets aqui

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CD Presentation event – February 9th

AlexOnlineOfficial CD presentation event– February 9th at 19:30 – Centre Sant Pere Apòstol – Barcelona – Presentation event of my new CD, with works by Sergey Prokofiev, his sixth Sonata and his Visions Fugitives. The event will take place on Thursday, February 9th, at the Auditorium of the Centre Sant Pere Apòstol of Barcelona, next to Palau de la Música. Tickets are 5 Euros. The event will include a talking presentation by myself and Aglae Música, the record label, following a performance with selections of the CD. To finish there will be a cava glass for the attendants. The CD will be on sale for 10 euros.

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New CD!! Sergey Prokofiev

PORTADA ALEX ALGUACIL PROKOFIEVNew CD!! Sergey Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6 & Visions Fugitives. Released by Aglae Musica - New recording dedicated to the music of Sergei Prokofiev in the 125th anniversary of his birth. This recording is born after the experience of several years working with teachers of the Russian school in New York. Prokofiev’s first war Sonata, Sonata No. 6, an epic piece, turbulent, dramatic, aggressive and unstable, illustrating the conflict of the World War II; with no doubt, one of the most important pieces of the 20th century piano literature. On the other hand, the complete cycle of Visions Fugitives, small character pieces introducing an wide array of feelings, some of them unknown in music before, such as sarcasm and cynicism, traits of one of the most irreverent composers of the 20th century.  Listen Preview

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New Video: Frederic Mompou, Suburbis. Palau de la Música

Screen Shot 2015-10-18 at 18.53.42Frederic Mompou – Suburbis – Palau de la Música. New video, recorded live at Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, with music by Catalan composer Frederic Mompou. Considered by many critics to be one of his   first mature works, Suburbis is inspired in scenes, sounds and environments of the industrial Barcelona at the beginning  of the 20th century. The composer himself talks about this piece: “These are the Suburbs, the furthermost quarters of the town. This idea, along with the Scènes d’enfants, belongs to the days when I used to take long walks in the surroundings of Barcelona”. This piece, which presents musical aspects closer to those from the impressionism, is divided in 5 movements: The street, the guitarist and the old horse, presents a street of the workers’ part of the city at sunset. Later on, a guitarist plays a melancholic waltz; then an old horse stumbles back into his stable. Gipsies, divided in two parts, bring out the romantic aspect of some fortune-telling gipsies, followed by a dance expressing various feelings. The blind little one depicts the pathetic figure of an innocent blind girl. The suite ends with The man of the barrel organ, an old beggar playing his instrument out of tune. Watch video

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