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Music in the Moonlight

10.06 Thomas Kaurich, piano



 On 10th June we open our events season with an evening performance of classical piano music - works by Debussy, Schubert and Mozart and more - a rare treat among the pueblos blancos.  We are very proud to have internationally renowned artist Thomas Kaurich performing at the bodega.



Thomas has performed all over Europe and North America, from New York and Washington DC to Munich, Paris and Athens. In London he has performed at the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall and once played in a special concert for HRH Princess of Wales.

He has been guest artist at the muscial festivals in Aspen, Santa Barbara and the Chateau de Fontainebleau. He has won top prizes in the International Recording Competition, the Awerbuch Interntional Piano Competition, the Mieczlyslaw Munz Chopin Competition, and the Young Keyboard Artists International Piano Competition. While holding a fellowship at The Juilliard School in 1989 he received critical acclaim when, at the last minute, he replaced the indisposed Van Cliburn Competition winner, performing with the Baltimore Symphony under the direction of Sergiu Commissiona. He has performed frequently for the BBC and was one of the first artists to perform live on the newly formed Classic FM in 1992.


As International Marketing Director for Warner Music International and EMI Music in London, Thomas worked with a small galaxy of stars, such as Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Natalie Dessay and Daniel Barenboim. “We are hoping he will bring a few of them to the bodega,” laughs André, as he and chef Juan Quintanilla work on developing exciting new tapas to serve, alongside the Ariyanas wines. Indeed a glass of wine and a tapa are included in the ticket price (35€): with the bar open from 6 o’clock and the performance at 8 o’clock there will be time to drink and relax before the music starts. By that time the sun will be setting, giving the Sierras and evening glow, and the full moon rising. In fact Thomas will be playing Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” – though it was chosen for its aural beauty ahead of the celestial accompaniment! The program will also include well-known and much loved work by Schubert, Debussy, Chopin and more.

This will be the start of a wonderful summer of music. In July Flamenco dancer Marina Aranda will be performing to the passionate sound of the guitar; later in the month La Bejazz, describing themselves confidently as “the best Andalusian Jazz band” will be proving their point!


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