The Auditorium of the Parque de la Constitución will host between September 7 and 12, at 8:30 p.m., the classical concerts included in the Marbella International Music Festival, which takes up this cycle in person. The third section of the festival, piano masterclass, will not be held again due to the current situation against Covid-19. The general director of Culture, Carmen Díaz, has presented this event, which had to be suspended last year due to the pandemic and which will hold the international competition virtually in this sixth edition, and has underlined the importance it has in the city this “ambitious classical music program”. He recalled that the City Council and the Davidov Association have been collaborating since 2015 “to sow knowledge, dissemination and learning in this regard.” Díaz has announced that people who wish to attend the concerts will be able to withdraw their invitations at www.mientrada.net and, from next Tuesday 7th, at the auditorium’s own box office.
The festival has the artistic direction of the professor of the Higher Conservatory of Music of the Liceo de Barcelona and pianist Michael Davidov, who has thanked the Marbella City Council for the support for the development of an event “that has been improving every year.” He explained that the deliberations of the jury of the International Music Competition, which consists of two categories, rising stars and elite artists – whose first prize has gone to the German Sven Bauer-, are open to the public and the videos of them and of the recordings of the participants of all the tests are available on the YouTube channel at this link. Davidov has detailed that “more than thirty participants from all over the world have registered.”
In addition, he has specified that in the Auditorium of the Constitution Park, pianists who won the contest in 2019 will perform. In this way, on Tuesday the 7th, Ji Eun Pak (South Korea) will perform, who won the second prize. On the 9th the brothers Cristina and Carlos Aracil will participate, with solo piano and four hands. “Between the two of them they have more than a hundred recognitions in both soloist and chamber music competitions,” Davidov pointed out. For its part, on the 10th jakub Sládek (Czech Republic) will perform, on the 11th it will be performed by Pavle Krstic (Bulgaria) and on the 12th the festival’s artistic director will close the cycle, who has explained that, in addition, on the 8th there will be another concert, in this case, at 7.30 pm, at the Ralli Museum, with winners from previous years from the youth divisions. All the information about the festival and the competition is available on the website www.marbellainternationalmusicfest.com