The programme will feature musicians Marco Rizzi, Ana Liz Ojeda, Julia Gartemann, Macarena Pesutic and Enrico Bronzi


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island's Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. On Thursday 22nd of September at 7:30 p.m. it offers a concert by the Tenerife Viola Masterclass Ensemble. The programme takes place at the Chamber Hall with works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonín Dvořák.

One hour before, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a prior presentation that will provide context for the group and the programme to be performed. It will be given by Juana María Bolaños Polegre, a pupil in the Department of Musicology at the Higher Conservatoire of Music of the Canaries, and it will take place in the Avenida Hall, next to the Chamber Hall, with free entry until the capacity is full.

The quintet will be formed by Marco Rizzi, a prize-winner at prestigious international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elizabeth competitions, and now a professor in the Telefónica Chair of Violin of the Reina Sofía Higher School of Music in Madrid. Also, Ana Liz Ojeda, a violinist in the Accademia Bizantina since 2012 and a specialist in the historically-informed performance of the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. 

On the viola will be Julia Gartemann, professor at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler and member of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2000; and Macarena Pesutic, artistic director of the Tenerife Viola Masterclass, winner of the RWE Competition in Leipzig and of the Music Teachers National Association, and professor at the Higher Conservatoire of Music of the Canaries since 2005. The quintet is completed by Enrico Bronzi, cellist in the Trio di Parma and professor at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg since 2007.

The first part of the programme will be the String Quintet No.4 in G minor, K.516 by Mozart, composed in 1787. Bolaños states that “it is divided into four movements, imbued with an unsettled, dramatic and melancholic character, except for the allegro of the fourth movement, in the form of a relaxed rondo and G major, that the work finishes in”. Mozart was a pioneer in the creation of music for this chamber group, most common in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

After the interval, there will be a performance of Dvořák in E-flat major, Op. 97, in memory of his days in Spillville, Iowa, where he came into contact with the music of the Native Americans, as reflected in the marked rhythmic character of the work and in the occasional use of pentatonic scales. “With certain connections to the New World Symphony and the American Quartet, composed that same year, Dvořák gives the viola a key role in the most lyrical moments of the work, as well as its solo opening” analyses the pupil from the Conservatoire.

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website, 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.