The 34th Ciudad de Ubeda International Music and Dance Festival was able to witness one of its greatest moments with Julian Rachlin's visit. He is an internationally renowned violin player and one of the most prominent in the world today. As soloist and conductor, he was accompanied by Madrid Soloists Chamber Orchestra (the leading chamber orchestra in Spain) and Gabor Szabo, the Hungarian master violinist.
The recital was held in the Hospital de Santiago auditorium. It featured Vivaldi’s 'The 4 Seasons’ and Bach’s 'Concerto to D minor' in the first. Rachlin, who is a sought-after instrumentist by ensembles all over the globe, performed brilliantly and made everyone enjoy the performance. He performed 'Divertimento V136' and the 'Symphony number' in the second section. 29 'by Mozart, already as the conductor with his unique, dynamic style in front of some outstanding musicians who were up for the challenge.
The second weekend of Ubeda Festival concluded with the traditional guitar concert at the courtyard of the ‘Casa Mudejar’ Archaeological Museum. This was part of the Stage pro' cycle, which is dedicated to emerging artists based on the agreements the festival has with various entities and competitions. Leonard Becker, the winner of the Andres Segovia' International Guitar Contest (La Herradura, Granada 2021), was present. This is a close collaboration between the Ubetense festival and Ubetense.
Becker performed works by Sor, Barrios and Dyens to the audience. His versatility and virtuosity were evident in his varied repertoire. This German instrumentist, despite his youth, has performed with many orchestras and won numerous international awards.
The Ubeda Festival's program will run until July 1. It features great classical soloists like Joaquin Achucarro and Olga Peretyatko; prestigious orchestral formations such as Madrid Soloists Chamber Orchestra or the City of Granada Orchestra; renowned orchestral formations such as the Spanish Radio Television Orchestra or the Accademia byzantina; well-known artists of other musical styles such as Marcat Dance, the artistic home of Mario Bermudez Gil from Jaen de Vilches, who was also co-founder of the American Catherine Coury.
Leonard Becker at Archaeological Museum. ROMAN