Auditorio de Tenerife, which is under the Department of Education, Youth, Museums, Culture and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by councillor Concepción Rivero, is giving on Sunday the 13th at 12:00 noon the concert El esplendor de un órgano sinfónico. Basque solo performer Loreto Aramendi, principal organist of the Cavaillé Coll organ (1863) at the Basílica de Santa María del Coro in San Sebastián, will play this peculiar instrument, whose pipes are placed on the walls of the Sala Sinfónica. Auditorio de Tenerife guarantees a safe cultural experience thanks to its Contingency Plan against COVID-19 and its Safe Tourism label, both certified by AENOR.

This is the first engagement this season to enjoy the experience of listening to the Auditorio’s organ, which was built by prestigious organ master Albert Blancafort and his team. It is a 21st century instrument with unique design, sound and stops that emerge from 3,835 pipes, which are placed on the walls of this emblematic auditorium and are played from a console on the stage. 

On Sunday they are playing an attractive repertoire of Romantic and 20th century works preceded by a famous score by Baroque composer Buxtehude. Musicologist and organ expert Rosario Álvarez explained that this concert “mainly has transcriptions of famous orchestral works, a genre often visited by organists, given that the instrument is particularly suitable to compete against the orchestra as it is multitimbral, which favours this kind of performances”.

The expert revealed that “we should also mention the presence of French authors like Camille Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Fauré or Charles Tournemire, who are the result of the organ bloom that took place in France in the late 19th century and early 20th century thanks to Cavaillé-Coll instruments and the deep impression left by César Franck in a range of organists of the great Parisian churches and French cathedrals”. 

For this honorary member of the Real Academia Canarias de Bellas Artes de San Miguel Arcángel “including the small piece by Hungarian György Ligeti in the repertoire provides a counterpoint to the Romantic aesthetics of the compositions by Franz Liszt and Sergej Rachmaninov”.

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Loreto Aramendi is an international soloist who has given countless recitals at international festivals in the US, Japan, Argentina and Canada, in addition to most European countries having played in the likes of Ópera City Hall in Tokyo, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid (Bach-Varmut), Notre Dame in Paris, Saint Sulpice, Hallgrímskikja in Reykjavik, Saint Patricks Cathedral in New York, Westminster Abbey or at the Stavanger (Norway), among others.

She has released two double CDs that were recorded with the Cavaillé-Coll organ at Santa María del Coro and at the Cavaillé-Coll at Saint Ouen Abbey in Rouen with transcriptions by Louis Robilliard.

A native of Orio, she attended San Sebastián conservatoire where she obtained her degrees in piano, harpsichord, organ and chamber music. She then studied organ at the Conservatoire National Regional in Bayonne with Bernadette Carrau and Esteban Landart, where she obtained the Gold Medal and First Prize on finishing her Improvement studies. She moved to Lyon and joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon (CNSMD), where she worked with Jean Boyer, Louis Robilliard and J. von Oortmersen. She was first prize and “Mention trés bien” in addition to obtaining the Diplôme National Supérieur Professionnel de Musicien specialising in organ.

She furthered her training at the Conservatoire National Superieur Regional in Paris where she studied for five years with Nöelle Spieth and won First Prize on finishing Further studies in harpsichord and the Diploma in General Musical Studies. She also worked with J. Rouvier in piano. She practised piano in Barcelona for three years with Edith Fischer and Jorge Pepi. She has done improvement courses with teachers like M.Radulescu, J. von Oortmersen, W. Jansen, D. Moroney, R.  Requejo, Roberto Szidon and Sakharov, among others.

She has a degree in Psychology from the Universidad del País Vasco (UPV) and currently teaches at the Conservatorio Profesional Francisco Escudero in San Sebastián.

Her next engagements include tours in the US and Japan as well as concerts in England, France, Norway, Iceland, Slovakia, Russia, Germany, Poland, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.