The Nova Ars Organorum series of the Festival de Música Antigua de Tenerife (Fimante) [Tenerife Early Music Festival] will offer at 7:00 pm on Saturday, the 26th  the concert El triunfo del espíritu reformista [The Triumph of the Reformist Spirit] by Zaragoza organist Esther Ciudad. Admission is free to enjoy the concert at Iglesia de Santa Úrsula in Adeje.

The concert offers a tour of Renaissance and Baroque Europe. The artistic director of the organ series, Rosario Álvarez, revealed that the programme is “a musical discourse that seeks to describe the conflict between the different musical narratives that developed from the confrontation between the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation. A musical essay that places two styles in a dialoguing position despite the religious unrest that led to differentiated languages”.

Born in Zaragoza, Esther Ciudad started her piano studies at the Conservatoire in her native city. She studied Organ and Clavicembalo at the Conservatorio Superior de Aragón and gained her degrees in Solfège Theory of Music and Musical Pedagogy. In Barcelona she followed improvement classes with Montserrat Torrent. In 1998 and 2001 she attended the interpretation courses organized at the C.S.I.C in Barcelona, where she got her Postgraduate and specialization in “Música Antigua para Tecla”. [Early Music for Keyboard Instruments].

In Europe she specialised in Organ and Clavichord with Heinrich Walther in Freiburg (Germany), Michael Bouvard in Toulouse (France), Ignace Michiels in Bruges (Belgium) and Pianoforte with Bart Van Oort (Holland). She has also had specialised classes from maestros Emilio Molina, Jan Willen Cansen, Andrea Marcon, Cristine Wiffen, Jesús Martín Moro, Cartenz Lorenz and J. Van Oortmersen. In 2015 she got the Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (DEA) from Universidad de Zaragoza and went on to do a Master in Musicology at Universidad de la Rioja.

Como intérprete solista y de cámara ha participado en el Festival Internacional del Camino de Santiago, Ciclo de Música Sacra de Palencia, Ciclo de Clavicordio Aguilera de Heredia, Ciclo Internacional de Santa Isabel de Portugal, Festival de Música de Palencia, Ciclo de la Comunidad de Navarra, Quincena musical de San Sebastián, Ciclo de Música Sacra de Torreciudad, Cicle d’orgue de la Catedral de Barcelona, etc.

In 2013 she did a European tour sponsored by the Government of Aragón and gave concerts in Bruges, Stockholm, Milan, Rome, Strasburg, Vienna and Cologne. In 2015 she travelled to the Festival Internacional de México (AMMAO) sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. In July 2019 she did a new tour of Milan, Andorra La Vella, Jávea, Timisoara (Rumania), Pamplona, Oporto and Venice.