Pieces by Schumann, Chopin and Ravel make up this romantic programme that takes place in the Chamber Hall at 7.30 p.m.


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. Next Tuesday [17 May] at 7.30 p.m., the Chamber Hall will host a piano concert by the Cuban musician Jorge Luis Prats. The programme includes works by Robert Schumann,Frédéric Chopin and Maurice Ravel.

During his concert Prats románticothe artist will perform a truly beautiful and demanding programme with two of the romantic composers who wrote best for the piano: Schumann, whose Symphonic Studies op.13 will be performed, and Frédéric Chopin, with his Preludes op.28. 

The performance in the Chamber Hall includes an intermission and will conclude with the transcription of the piano solo that Maurice Ravel produced for his orchestral work La Valse. Sensual, grandiose music and a real challenge for the acclaimed pianist.

Prats combines the mastery and the rigour of the best Russian school with the warmth assumed from an artist from the tropics. His debut in 2008 at the "Meister Pianisten" at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, received so many ovations that Prats played the same series again over the following three years, which had only happened previously with the pianists Alfred Brendel and Grigory Sokolov.

Jorge Luis Prats has gone on tours around Europe, Latin America, China, Japan and Korea, playing with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic in London, BBC Symphony, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre de Paris, and with most of the Spanish orchestras: Orquesta Nacional de España, Sinfónica de Galicia, Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Sinfónica de Barcelona, Orquesta de Valencia, Sinfónica de Tenerife, Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Oviedo Filarmonía, etc. He was also Artistic Director of the National Orchestra of Cuba from 1985 to 2002, and he went on several tours around Spain and Latin America with this orchestra.

Jorge Luis Prats was born in Camagüey (Cuba), in 1956, to parents of Spanish origin. After graduating from the National School of Arts of Havana, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where he perfected his technique with Rudolf Kerer. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory with the Franco-Brazilian maestro Magda Tagliaferro, and subsequently at the Hochschüle für Müsik und Kunstler in Vienna with the great pianist Paul Badura-Skoda. He also received masterclasses from Witold Malcuzcynski in Warsaw.

At the age of 21, Jorge Luis Prats won first prize in the prestigious Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition in Paris and the special award for the best performance of the works of Ravel and Jolivet.

Tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.