Within the framework of this event, Professor Lacruz gave a masterclass and a concert, and the student Miquel Keenan Fuentes premiered a work for cello by Professor Víctor Estapé, Academic Director of the Centre Superior.
The Cello Biennale 2022 took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 20 to 29 October. This great cello event was held in the Muziekgebouw of the Dutch city and brought together numerous cellists and luthiers from all over the world, who were able to enjoy multiple activities, masterclasses and concerts, with performances by the most important figures and ensembles of the instrument today, such as, among others, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Jörg Brinkmann, Reinhard Latzko, the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, or the Polish Cello Quartet, as well as groups of students from music schools all over the world.
A group of 10 cellists, students and graduates of the Liceu Conservatory have participated in this event under the direction of Professor Amparo Lacruz, who offered a masterclass on 22 October and the following day the concert “Latin America. From Argentina tono Mexico”, in collaboration with the Polish Cello Quartet, Reinhard Latzko and other musicians.
Within the programme of the Amsterdam Cello Biennale there is the Students around the world cycle, in the framework of which the group from the Liceu Conservatory gave a performance on the 24th. This concert included music for various cello formations, from the solo instrument to the octet, including the trio and quartet. The works and arrangements were performed by Enric Granados, Carlos Gardel, Ovidiu Marinescu, Pau Casals, Víctor Estapé and Cristóbal Halffter. Miquel Keenan Fuentes, 4th year student of Prof. Lacruz and Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation scholarship holder, premiered on this occasion the piece for solo cello Kein Bruchstück, composed by Víctor Estapé, Academic Director of the Centre Superior.
The group of cellists from the Liceu Conservatory enjoyed an unforgettable experience at the Cello Biennale, and had the kindness of the prestigious luthier Hans-Peter den Daas, who lent them two cellos for the concert.
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