The concert, with pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Franck and Chopin, will take place in the Chamber Hall at 7:30 p.m.


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. Tomorrow [Tuesday 8th] at 7:30 p.m the Auditorium welcomes a concert by the Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz. The Chamber Hall will host a journey through piano literature with four major composers, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, César Franck and Frédéric Chopin, and with a common denominator: classical forms through different harmonic languages.

The renowned pianist will open this recital with one of the Partitas by Bach that is most expressive and full of contrasts. The austerity, melancholy and lyricism of his dances stand out, in contrast with the rhythmic vigour of the Rondeaux and the Capriccio final

Melodic and rhythmic energy define the character of the two works by Beethoven chosen for this programme. The sonata number 5, composed in 1796, is an early example of the unique symphonic style that the master from Bonn would develop. His organic means of composing pre-empts that of his fifth symphony and the 32 Variations, also in C minor, flow between one another strongly and continuously, offering a real display of piano playing technique. 

The programme continues with another of the iconic cornerstones of the piano repertoire, the Prélude, Fugue et Variation op. 18 by César Franck, before concluding with the last sonata by Frédéric Chopin. This work does not abandon the dramatic structure inherited from the classics, but it contains all the essence of romantic music par excellence. 

In October of 2005, Rafal Blechacz emerged as the undisputed winner of the 15th Frédéric Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, the second Polish pianist in history, only preceded by Krystian Zimmerman thirty years earlier. This victory gave him access to the most famous and prestigious concert halls in the world, playing with the best symphony orchestras and under the direction of acclaimed conductors. 

The tickets can be purchased until fifteen minutes before the show on the website, at the auditorium's box office from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.