Pierre-Laurent Aimard is the soloist of a musical programme that, directed by the Pole, Marta Gardolinska, includes “The Scottish” by Mendelssohn


The Tenerife Symphony Orchestrais approaching its opening concert of the 2022-2023 season under the baton of the Polish conductor Marta Gardolinska. The French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is participating as a guest soloist in a repertoire formed by pieces by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The first event will be on Friday the 9th of September at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorio de Tenerife.

The Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Emperor, Op. 73 by Ludwig Van Beethoven, op. 73, will open the subscription programme of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. The score, which was written in 1809, was premiered in 1811, it was his last, and perhaps, the most renowned of his concerts. Its writing coincided with the Napoleonic invasion of Vienna, turbulent times, where the author created a composition that embodied the fighting dream and desire for victory. Also, this piece has an innovative aesthetic that will set the pattern for subsequent romantic-style concerts.

In the second part of the concert, the island group will perform Symphony No. 3 in A minor, “The Scottish”, Op. 56 by Felix Mendelssohn. This score, written between 1829 and 1842, is inspired by the composer’s first trip to the United Kingdom, where, after a series of performances in London, he embarked on a journey around Scotland. Indeed, in the scherzo, it is possible to identify reminiscences of traditional rhythms from the highlands. 

Marta Gardolinska is the current musical director of the National Opera of Lorraine, although she has also conducted the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as a young associate director and has been the assistant to Gustavo Dudamel in the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the recording of Symphony No. 4 by Charles Ives for Deutsche Grammophon. 

In addition to the opening event with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Gardolinska will make her debut this season with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra. She will also conduct the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Polish National Radio and the Bournemouth Symphony. She will also go on a tour with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and Nicolas Altstaedt which she will combine with directing the season of the Orchestre National de Lorraine. 

In her professional career, Marta Gardolinska has participated with renowned European groups, such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, L'Opéra National de Bordeaux, Opéra national du Rhin, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia or the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

The French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who is giving a performance tomorrow [Tuesday 6] at the Chamber Hall of the Auditorium of Tenerife, is considered a key current musical figure, and he has extensive professional experience, having collaborated with renowned contemporary composers, such as György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, George Benjamin, Pierre Boulez and Oliver Messiaen.

His background includes different collaborations with prestigious groups, such as the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Deutsche Symphony Orchester Berlin, Orchestre National de Lille or Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Also, outside of Europe, he has collaborated with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Aimard begins the 2022/23 season by receiving Denmark's most prominent music award, the Leonie Sonning Music Prize 2022, which will be celebrated in a series of concerts with the Royal Danish Orchestra/Cambreling and recitals in Copenhagen and Aarhus. This award joins others such as the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, awarded by German critics.

In addition to tickets for this concert, any of the types of passes available for the 2022-2023 season can also be purchased up until this Friday on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, 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.