The tickets for this Friday's concert are already sold out. This concert will also be a unique opportunity to listen to the Ukrainian pianist Dmytro Choni


Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor Enrique Arriaga. On Friday this week [26] at 7:30 pm it will offer a new concert at Auditorio de Tenerife. The conductor Lucía Marín (Linares, 1982) will be at the helm of the island’s ensemble for the first time. Once again during this season, Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife has sold out the tickets for this new concert.

Marín has designed a programme where the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife will perform the Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin with the Ukrainian pianist Dmytro Choni as invited soloist; Rimas infantiles, by María Rodrigo and Dances of Galánta by Zoltán Kodály.

In 1830, Frédéric Chopin prémieres his first public recital with Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, which earned him national hero status. This score follows the trale of Johann Nepomuk Hummel's concertos, influenced in turn by those of Mozart, giving absolute prominence to the piano - played by Dmytro Choni - with a highly ornamented composition. This concert consists of multiple romantic expressions and different rhythms, ranges that go from intimate landscapes to nationalistic traces, including a mazurka that shapes a light-hearted and luminous finale. 

The Madrid-born María Rodrigo, considered as the first professional Spanish female composer, made numerous incursions into symphonic music, opera, zarzuela and ballet; she also composed short pieces for piano. Rimas infantiles(1929) comprise five fragments that paraphrase well-known popular chorus songs with an elaborate and exuberant orchestration. Her work is backed by a clear educational vocation. This piece is cheerful and simple, full of instrumental colours that reveal the author's ability to handle the orchestra.

Zoltán Kodály composed Dances of Galánta in 1933, evoking his childhood in this northern Hungarian town and paying tribute to the Budapest Philharmonic Society on the occasion of its 80th anniversary. Kodály builds this composition as a skeleton on which this ancient Hungarian dances evoke different pieces of Central European folklore: from the melancholic lassú section in the first bars, to the last, frenetically paced ones and a concluding friss, moving towards jubilant movements. 

Lucía Marín is making her debut at the helm of Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. She is one of the few Spanish female conductors on the current scene. The Linares-born master has already taken up her post at the helm of the the Spanish National Orchestra, the Spanish Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, Symphony Orchestra of Asturias, Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Oviedo, Youth Orchestra of Madrid and Youth Orchestra of the Canary Islands.

From 2013 to 2015, Marín was the principal conductor of the University of Kentucky Philharmonia; from 2012 to 2015she has also conducted the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Opera Theatre. Her extensive academic training includes a doctorate in conducting from the University of Kentucky, a master's degree in conducting from the University of Illinois, an advanced degree in conducting from Centro Superior de Música of the Basque Country and an advanced degree in piano from the Conservatory of Music of Seville.

Lucía Marín has been distinguished with the 2006 awards of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Santa Isabel de Hungría of Seville, XI International Orchestra Conducting Competition "Mestre Ferríz" 2008, "Andalusians of the Future" Award 2009, "Jaén Joven" Arts Award of the Andalusian Youth Institute 2014, "Cultura Viva" Award under the category revelation artist in 2017, Ideal Culture Prize 2019; she was recently awarded with the "La Bandera de Andalucía" prize 2020.

Dmytro Choni (Kiev, Ukraine 1993) received his first piano lesson at the age of four and began his studies in his hometown with Nina Naiditch and Yuri Kot. He is currently studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. The young pianist also received a scholarship from the International Academy of Music of Liechtenstein and regularly participates in the intensive music weeks and other activities held there.

Choni has won several awards such as the Spanish First Prize and Gold Medal at the Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition 2018, as well as various medals at the Swiss Verbier Festival 2019 or the Italian Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition 2017, the Ukranian International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz 2017, the Chinese Suzhou Jinji Lake International Piano Competition 2017 and the San Marino Piano Competition 2016. 

The Ukrainian pianist has given a considerable number of solo recitals and chamber music concerts. Among others, he has performed with the American Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the Spanish Symphony Orchestra of RTVE, Ensemble Esperanza (Liechtenstein), Republic of San Marino Symphony Orchestra, the Korean Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Spanish Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the Spanish Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León, the Chinese Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Dominican Republic, Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein or the Hungarian Varaždin Chamber Orchestra. 

To enjoy the concert organised by Tenerife Island Council, the audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept of the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat the pandemic, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.