Monday, February 29, 2016

Spanish Soprano Sings

Spanish Songs and Opera Arias

Monday, February 29th, 6pm

Laura Alonso Padin, Soprano

Best Artist Award, Aalto Theatre, Essen

Diapason d'Or award, Innsbruck Festival

First prize, Alfredo Kraus Competition 

First prize Franco Corelli Competition.

Monday, February 29th, 6pm

Opera arias by Mozart, Bellini, Puccini, 
Respighi and Andrew Lloyd-Weber
Spanish songs by Joaquin Rodrigo, Ernesto Halffter, Garcia Lorca and others

Laura Alonso Padin is a Spanish soprano from Galicia. She is famous as an opera singer and a singer of Catalan and Galician songs. In her twenty year professional opera career, she has sung leading soprano roles in major operas such as Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, Mimi in La Boheme (Pucinni), Pamina in Magic Flute, Susanna in Marriage of Figaro and Zdenka in Richard Strauss's Arabella. She has sung at opera theatres around the world, including appearances at the Konzerthaus and Staatsoper in Berlin, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Herodes Aticus in Athens, Palau de Valencia and Barcelona and in Mexico, Israel, the United States, Egypt, China to name a few. 

Laura has recorded seven CDs, including belcanto opera arias and Catalan and Galician songs.

Laura will sing seventeen songs for us, representing both the Spanish and opera aria repertoires.

Reservations: 1,000 baht per person.

Email for reservations. For more information call 038 069681 during office hours. Due to limited number of places payment must be received before the day.

Directions to Eelswamp
: can be found at the bottom of this page: If you haven't been to Eelswamp before I strongly urge you to find the venue before the day of the concert.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Gugnin's Third Orbit

Three programs: solo piano and chamber music

Friday 5th, 
Saturday 6th and 
Sunday 7th 
February, 2016

featuring prize-winning Russian pianist 

Andrey Gugnin
First Prize, International Piano Competition of Ferrol, Spain, 2015
First Prize, Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, USA, 2014
Second Prize, International Beethoven Competition, Vienna, 2013

harpist, Oksana Sidyagina (Mrs Gugnin)
First Prize, International Harp Competition of Italy, 2014

violinist, Tasana Nagavajara

flautist, Kazutaka Shimitzu
"one of the greatest and most influential flutists in Japan today" La Côte Flûte Festival

Three Programs on Consecutive Nights

1. Friday, February 5th, 6pm - a few places remaining

Gugnin Solo Piano Recital

Chopin 12 etudes op. 25
Sibelius: opus 85 no. 1, 3, 4; opus 75 no. 2, 4, 5; impromptu opus 5 no.5
Vsevolod Zaderatsky, Prelude and Fugue in D Major
Balakirev, Islamey
Medtner, Sonata Romantica, op.53 no. 1

2. Saturday, February 6th, 5pm
Gugnin-Tasana Violin Recital
Cesar Franck, Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano
Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 9, op. 47, The Kreutzer

3. Sunday, February 7th, 5pm - waiting list only
Mrs Gugnin and the Japanese Flautist
...with Andrey accompanying in the first half.
Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp, K.299 in trio form

Second half will be flute and harp duet
Jean Cras Suite en duo for flute and harp
Jean-Michel Damase Sonata for harp and flute No.1

Andrey Gugnin is one of the finest pianists of his generation. He is a graduate of Moscow Conservatory. He won first prize in the 2014 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, one of the most prestigious competitions in the US. As part of his prize, he will perform at Carnegie Hall, in April, 2016. Andrey has performed at Eelswamp in 2014 and 2015. He is one of the most popular visitors and we look forward eagerly to his return.

Oksana Sidyagina  was born in Moscow in 1990. She is a post graduate student at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Oksana has received many prizes including, 1st prize in the Fourth International Vera Dulova Harp Competition, 2010, 1st prize, Harp in the Twenty First Century, Moscow 2014, and 1st prize and the Audience Prize at the First International Harp Competition of Italy, 2014. Andrey and Oksana were married in August 2015.

Kazutaka Shimitzu is associate professor at Tokyo Gakugei University. He studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève where he received the Première de Prix upon graduation. He won prizes at the Japan Woodwind Competition and several other competitions in Japan, France and Italy. After returning to Japan, he has frequently been invited to music festivals and institutions abroad, such as Aosta Conservatory(Italy), Alba Music Festival(Italy), International Music Festival Falaut (Italy) and the La Côte Flûte Festival, Switzerland.

Tasana Nagavajara was formerly concertmaster of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and is now Artistic Director of the Pro Musica Orchestra in Bangkok. 

He has performed frequently at Eelswamp, most recently with Dimitri Papadopoulos and Alexandre Vay, playing the Tchaikovsky and Dvorak F minor trios. 

Reservations: 1,200 baht for one concert. 2,000 baht for two, 3,000 baht for all three. Email or call 038 069681 office hours. Due to limited number of places payment must be received before the day.

Directions to Eelswamp: search for 'Eelswamp' on google maps. Directions can be found at the bottom of this page:

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