SMU’S JOAQUÍN ACHÚCARRO MARKS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEBUT

“Marking the 50th anniversary of his debut, Spanish pianist Joaquín Achúcarro is being honored with a new foundation bearing his name. He’s also the subject of a forthcoming DVD that will include a new performance, with conductor Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra, of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto.” Read More…

– Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News

 

A SPANISH LEGACY: ACHÚCARRO AT THE PHILLIPS

“Last week, I spoke to the pianist Joaquín Achúcarro in Bilbao, where he lives, inasmuch as a traveling concert pianist can be said to live anywhere. Achúcarro, 72, is not a household name, especially in this country, but he has been playing in front of the public for six decades – with, as his Website carefully documents, 206 orchestras and 343 conductors.” Read More…

– Anne Midgette, Washington Post


A PIANIST’S SHOWMAN: ACHÚCARRO AT THE PHILLIPS

“At 72, the Spanish pianist might be expected to have mellowed a little, but the power of the opening declamation of the Bach-Busoni C Major Toccata and the roar of the Albeniz ‘Navarra’ that ended the program emphatically set that expectation straight (and, in choosing the Scriabin ‘Nocturne’ for left hand alone as a encore, he displayed an unabated fearlessness).” Read More…

– Joan Reinthaler, Washington Post

 

INTERVIEW WITH CLASSICAL WETA’S DEB LAMBERTON

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