Wednesday - 20:00
The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society is privileged to welcome Venezuelan virtuoso trumpeter Pacho Flores in a recital with pianist Pepe Gallego on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 8:00pm at the Convent Ballroom. The concert is sponsored by Parasol Foundation.
Pacho Flores was awarded First Prize in the “Maurice André” International Contest, the most renowned trumpet Contest in the world, as well as First Prize in the “Philip Jones” International Contest and First Prize in the “Cittá di Porcia” International contest. Trained in the marvelous Orchestra System for Youth and Children in Venezuela, he received top recognition for his performances, recitals, and recordings as a soloist.
Capable of managing classical or popular styles indistinctively, Flores adds to his captivating interpretations a great deal of energy tinged with the most beautiful instrumental colors. Acting as soloist, he has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Kiev, Camerata from St. Petesbourg, Orchestral Ensemble from Paris, Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, NHK Orchestra from Japan, Symphony Orchestra of Tokio, Philharmonic Orchestra of Osaka, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra from Venezuela, Symphony Orchestra of Dusseldorf, and the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra amongst many others. Experienced orchestral musician, Flores has held the Leading Trumpet position in the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Saito Kinen Orchestra from Japan, and the Symphony Orchestra of Miami, under the musical direction of Maestros like Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Rafael Frübeck of Burgos, Eduardo Marturet, and Gustavo Dudamel including many others.
Artist from the Stomvi family, he plays instruments that have been exclusively manufactured for him by this renowned firm, and is actively involved in the developments and innovations of his instruments. Pacho Flores is a Deutsche Grammophon exclusive artist.
Pianist Pepe Gallego was born in Valladolid. He attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, where he graduated under the leadership of Almudena Cano. After his studies he broadened his training at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest with Marta Gulyas, in Amsterdam with Jan Wijn, Dimitri Bashkirov, Josep Colom and Ferenc Rados, among others. He is a winner of several national and international competitions. Pepe Gallego is frequently invited to participate in numerous courses, festivals and congresses in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia like the Spanish Brass Alzira, Brassurround, Ficmaya, Instrumenta and the International Trumpet Guild.
Pepe Gallego is an sought after piano accompanist, collaborating with a number of great musicians like Eric Aubier, Tine Thing, Guy Touvron, Ximo Vicedo, Pacho Flores and Luis Gonzalez.
The programme will feature compositions for trumpet and piano by: Charlier, Sarasate, Neruda, Piazzola, Flores, Sanchez, Baez Cervantes, Paquito de Rivera, Oscher