The concert, with works by the composers CPE Bach, Beethoven and Prokofiev, takes place next week in the Auditorio de Tenerife.


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. Now, it offers the programme CPE Bach, Beethoven and Prokofiev, a concert by the Russian pianist Anna Tsybuleva with works by these three composers. Tickets are available at a single price of €15, as well as special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

The programme starts with a Prussian sonata by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, considered the father of the classical sonata, the composition of works for keyboard by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach covers practically his entire musical career. During the second half of the 18th century, the profound change of sound and technique caused by the move from harpsichord to fortepiano, along with the clavichord, demanded a transformation in composition for keyboard, which was undertaken by the fifth of Bach's children. Although he never abandoned the tradition of his father, he was able to find his own path as a composer. Created in Berlin, his Prussian Sonatas mix tradition and new forms. Although they still retain influences of Italian instrumental music, they are built on a pattern of three movements.

The following great revolution in the fortepiano and piano, as the origins of the instrument we know today, was possible thanks to the giant stride that Ludwig van Beethoven took in his writing for the keyboard. In the composer's life, his thirty-two sonatas chart an immense and continuous trajectory. Among them, his eighth sonata, popularly known as Pathetique (a name that was not given by the composer), is the work that marks the peak of his piano production up to 1800. Shortly afterwards, in 1809, he created his Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77, although it was released ten years later. Its character is that of a brilliant improvisation, free work in terms of form and content that includes a theme with variations. Both close the first part of the concert.

Two works that are very different to one another by the composer Sergei Prokofiev occupy the second part of the performance: 10 piano pieces and Sonata number 4. One of the great piano revolutionaries, Prokofiev contributed a new aesthetic language of great harmonic and rhythmic richness. The ten pieces for piano, written between 1906 and 1913, reveal the composer's liking for giving the rhythm a special key role, as well as his references to pre-classical dances. His fourth sonata was written in 1917 and concludes his first pre-revolutionary piano period. Unlike the third Sonata, with an exciting and effusive character, this work is decidedly more contained and introspective, being one of the most significant examples of the lyrical, simple and sincere style of the composer.

Anna Tsybuleva shot into the international spotlight in 2015 when she was crowned the First Prize Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition. Tsybuleva has triumph in recital on many of the greatest international stages, including Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, KKL Luzern, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Tonhalle Zürich, and the Wigmore Hall.

Tsybuleva is signed to record label Signum Classics for a multi-disc deal, releasing her debut concerto recording on the label in 2021 to enormous critical acclaim (Brahms Piano Concerto No.2, with DSO Berlin conducted by Ruth Reinhardt). In 2022, she made the world-premiere recording of a newly commissioned piano concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.

Tsybuleva studied from age 13 at the Moscow Central Music School and the State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. During this time, she garnered her first major competition wins,  including the Grand Prix of the International Gilels Piano Competition (2013). After graduating from the Moscow Conservatoire in 2014 with the coveted award for 'Best Student', Tsybuleva furthered her studies with Claudio Martínez-Mehner at the Hochschule für Musik Basel.

The tickets are available 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 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.