The event is sponsored by the Fundación Jesús Serra Foundation, and it features the participation of the soloist Sandro Gegechkori


Under the baton of Felix Mildenberger, the Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) will offer the penultimate seasonal programme with the concert Tchaikovsky and the Piano. It will present works by Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky and Antonin Dvorak. The pianist Sandro Gegechkori, winner of the 2021 María Canals Competition, is making his debut with the orchestra at the event this Friday [2], at 19:30 in the Auditorio de Tenerife.

The evening, which involves the sponsorship of the Jesús Serra Foundation, will begin with the Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH 55, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  a score that emerged hesitantly in December 1874 after a discussion with Nicolai Rubinstein but premiered with resounding success a year later in Boston. The piece was created based on a declaration of love by the Russian composer for the Belgian soprano Désirée Artôt.

After the break, there will be a performance of Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60, B. 112, by Antonin Dvorak, a portrait of his inner world in which, in addition to the Romantic impression, he addresses the echoes of colourful Czech folklore. The work, which premiered in Prague in 1881, exudes joy and vivacity, resulting in a collection of bohemian melodies that portray the composer and his legacy for the history of music.

Felix Mildenberger began his musical education with the violin, viola and piano and, subsequently, he studied conducting in Freiburg and Vienna, and also at the Aspen Music Festival. Since 2022 he has been the principal guest conductor of the Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino. The recipient of a scholarship from the  Dirigentenforum, in 2021 he was included in the list “Maestros of Tomorrow”, which features different artists with solid musical careers. This distinction joins those he has received from Deutscher Musikrat, and the "Prix Young Artist of the Year" from the Rupert Gabler Stiftung Foundation at the Festival der Nationen.

At present, Mildenberger is conducting different national and international orchestras like the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, SWR Symphonieorchester, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Staatskapelle Weimar, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Bremer Philharmoniker, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Ensemble Modern, Orchestre National de Lille, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Filarmónica de Belgrado and Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sandro Gegechkori is one of the leading exponents of the new generation of the Georgian piano school, he is currently studying for a degree at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, and also honing his artistic skills with Professor Alexander Garber.

Gegechkori has experienced success and international recognition from a very early age, as he has won several international competitions like Maria Canals International Music Competition in 2021, Feurich Vienna International Piano Competition in 2018, and the Arno Babajanyan International Piano Competition in 2015. At the beginning of 2022, Sandro Gegechkori started to participate in the World Federation of International Music Competitions, WFIMC.

At present, the Georgian pianist collaborates with renowned groups on the international scene, in addition to giving performances in highly prestigious concert halls like the Royal Concertgebouw, Palau de la Musica, L’Auditori, and the Mozarthaus Viena, among others.

ATADEM, the Tenerife Association for Friends of Music, will offer its usual talk before the concert; it is free for members and the general public. Between 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., Lourdes Bonnet Fernández-Trujillo will be in charge of explaining the characteristics of the pieces of this new programme at the Sala Avenida, located in the Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife "Adán Martín".

The tickets for this new event can be purchased until the day of the concert 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.