Accordion Meeting Point springs from a desire to offer accordion students a meeting place that combines the different skills that can affect their future career. Performance, technical and musical aspects, familiarity with equipment and recording experience under the supervision of a music producer, guidance in proper music management and promotion, approaching different repertoires of traditional, classical, contemporary and improvised music are included, among other topics related to what today’s accordionists need to develop.
Iñaki Alberdi played Guridi’s “Nostalgia” in which he was the home of the poet Vicente Aleixandre, Nobel Prize for Literature 1977, during his interview with the Radio Nacional of Spain program of Spain, El Ojo Crítico, broadcast from that meeting place of several generations of poets and today abandoned.
Iñaki Alberdi and Carlos Mena release their CD “Cueurs Desolez” in a concert-presentation that will take place on Friday, May 31 at 12 noon. at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.
Published by IBS Classical, the CD includes works by Josquin Des Prez, Bach, Jesús Torres, Gabriel Erkoreka, Joan Magramé and José María Sánchez-Verdú.
In the presentation, which will also include musicologist José Luis García del Busto and IBS Classical director Paco Moya, Iñaki Alberdi and Carlos Mena will perform the works “Mille regretz” by Josquin Des Prez and “Llama de amor vivo” by Jesús Torres.
The accordionists and countertenors are specific musicians who need to build their musical corpus in the present at the same time they investigate its relevance and possibilities with the repertoire of the past. “Cueurs Desolez” by accordionist Iñaki Alberdi and countertenor Carlos Mena, is a faithful testimony of that.
“Asier Polo and Iñaki Alberdi were in their element, showing the different resources of both instruments with great clarity and attention to detail … It was a great concert, which showed that, today, contemporary music does not have to be complex for our ears”. Xabier Armendariz, Diario de Navarra
“It is impressive the greatness of sound achieved by only two instruments, excellent trimbral rapport by similarity and by contrast betwen both insturments, … It was a delight to hear the clear and clean fingering, the accordion solo, with its specific bass and the tension achieved in the andante by both soloists. Astor Piazzolla’s Grand Tango was impeccable. ” Teobaldo, Newspaper
Excellent reviews of the concert of Iñali Aberdi and Asier Polo with the String Orchestra of the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, under osé Luis López Antón, with a program that included the world premiere of “Transfiguración” by Jesús Torres and works by Bach, Gubaidulina and Piazzola
Iñaki Alberdi will return to the Musika Música Festival performing on March 3rd, at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, “Aconcagua” by Piazzolla, with the Camera Musicae Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tomàs Grau.
Iñaki Alberdi and Asier Polo premiered the work “Transfiguración” by Jesús Torres at the Auditorium Baluarte of Pamplona, on February 20th, in a concert in which they will also perform works by Bach, Gubaidulina, Piazzola and Mozart.
Iñaki Alberdi has recorded the music of composer Luis de Pablo with the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS) under the conductor Ernest Martínez Izquierdo at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao.
This 2017/18 season is going to be one of the most ambitious seasons of Iñaki Alberdi’s career. Once again invited as a soloist at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires with the Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, he will also offer solo concerts with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, the RTS Symphony Orchestra of Belgrade or the Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao with which he will premiere Amicitia, concert for accordion and orchestra by Luis de Pablo.
In addition to the inaugural concert in the CNDM season at the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, he will offer recitals at the Auditorio Nacional, at the Juan March Foundation or at the Festival Internacional Pórtico de Zamora, along with the cellist Asier Polo.
Iñaki Alberdi will be in the program of the Spanish National Center of Musical Diffusion for the season 2017-2018 with two concerts:
On October 16, 2017, with the concert “The accordion, protagonist” in the Auditorium 400 of the Reina Sofia Museum, with works by Jesus Torres, including a world premiere and accompanied by Miguel Ituarte, piano, David Apellaniz, cello, Maddi Arana, violin, Eneko Iriarte, bass clarinet, Xabier Calzada, flute and Jesús Herrera, reciter.
On March 17, 2018 in the Church of San Cipriano de Zamora, with works by Bach, Gubaidulina and Piazzolla, along with cellists Asier Polo.
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Iñaki Alberdi, first accordionist who plays as soloist with the Spanish National Orchestra. On June 2nd and 3rd, with Juanjo Mena as conductor, in the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid.
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