The National Music Prize and conductor Javier Perianes makes his début at the helm of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra with works by Mozart and Beethoven


The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra closes the season with a concert under the direction of the pianist Javier Perianes. The programme covers a repertoire between the Classicism and the Romantic era with compositions by Mozart and Beethoven. This new gathering takes place on Friday [17t] at 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorio de Tenerife. The same concert takes place on Saturday [18th] at 8:30 p.m. in Santa Cruz de La Palma at the Teatro Circo de Marte.

This double concert starts with the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Dated in 1777, this is the first concert for a keyboard that the Austrian composer wrote to be premièred by a soloist different from himself. In this case, it was Victoire Jenamy. This work was considered a turning point in terms of originality and determination among the scores Mozart signed.  The composition notably includes intricate musical fragments that combine themes and phrasings, dialogues within the orchestra and its fusion with the soloist.

During the concert's second part, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will play the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig Van Beethoven. The work was composed in 1800 and premièred in 1803 in the midst of his existential torment due to his increasing deafness. The piece is devoted to Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia. It reflects the intensity and dramatic strength of the Pathétiquecomposed by Beethoven just a few months before. Its execution is very demanding with technical dynamics that finish with a triumphant closing, like a return to life.

Javier Perianes, National Music Prize in 2012 and Artist of the Year in 2019 by the ICMA, has conducted the most renowned orchestras all over the world. He has taken part at festivals like BBC Proms, Lucerne, La Roque d'Anthéron, Grafenegg, the Prague Spring International Music Festival, Ravello, San Sebastian, Santander, Granada, Vail, Blossom and Ravinia.

During the season 2021/2022 he made his début with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Sidney Symphony, Aurora Orchestra and Kristiansand Orchestra. He has also conducted the San Francisco Symphony and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Gustavo Gimeno. Likewise, he participated in the world première of the Piano and Orchestra concert by the Peruvian Composer Jimmy López.

In addition, Perianes has shown his double role as pianist and conductor with ensembles like the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, ADDA Simfónica or the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra.

To his credit, he has collaborated with other conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, Klaus Mäkelä, Sakari Oramo, Yuri Temirkanov, Gianandrea Noseda, Ivan Fischer, Gustavo Gimeno, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Simone Young, Juanjo Mena, Vladimir Jurowski, David Afkham, François-Xavier Roth or Daniel Harding.

The tickets for the concert in the  Auditorio de Tenerife can be purchased on the website, at the auditorium's box office and 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. For the concert at the Teatro Circo de Marte, the invitations are available at the following link: