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The Mozarteumorchester Salzburg in the Auditorium of Zaragoza

The Mozarteumorchester Salzburg will come to Zaragoza on February 7, as part of the Auditorio's Great Concerts Season 2022-2023.

It will be conducted by the renowned harpsichordist and conductor Trevor Pinnock, and will feature Maria João Pires, internationally recognized as one of the greatest pianists. In the program of their performance, which will take place at 7.30 p.m., the public will be able to listen to some pieces by the composers Beethoven and Mozart.

The Mozarteum Salzburg Orchestra, one of the oldest musical institutions in Europe and the best repository of the tradition of interpretation of the brilliant composer from whom it takes its name, was founded in 1841 with the support of Mozart’s widow and his two sons. Today, the ensemble is a 90-piece ensemble and one of Austria’s leading orchestras, with a distinctive style and sound. Its interpretations of the Viennese classical repertoire, especially the works of Mozart, have brought it worldwide fame. In 2016 it was the first orchestra after the Vienna Philharmonic to receive the Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of this achievement.

For more than 90 years, the Orchestra has played an important role at the Salzburg Festival, especially with the traditional Mozart Matinees, also performing at the Salzburg Mozart Week, at the Dialogues festival and as a partner in the concert series of the Salzburg Kulturvereinigung (Cultural Association). Throughout the year, he accompanies musical performances at the Salzburg Landestheater and regularly gives guest performances in Europe, Asia and North and South America. The repertoire, which spans virtually all musical periods, is documented in an impressive discography that includes several award-winning recordings.

Trevor Pinnock is known throughout the world as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered the modern renaissance of early music performance. In 1972 he founded the English Concert, whose reputation for innovative performances on period instruments earned him an extensive contract with Deutsche Grammophon and tours around the world. He was du artistic director until 2003, and since then has divided his work between conducting, chamber music and solo engagements and educational projects at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is principal guest conductor of the Chamber Orchestra.

He is artistic director of the Anima Mundi Festival in Pisa and principal conductor of the Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra. He was awarded the CBE in 1992 and the title of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1998.

In the 22-23 season, Trevor has embarked on a European tour with the Karmmerorchester Basel and Maria João Pires, who has also joined for the Spanish tour with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, which offers its concert in Zaragoza this coming February 7.

Maria João Pires, pianist

She gave her first public concert at the age of 4. She began her music and piano studies with Campos Coelho and Francine Benoît, continuing them later in Germany with Rosl Schmid and Karl Engel. In addition to his concerts, he has made recordings for the Erato label for fifteen years and for Deutsche Grammophon for twenty years.

In 1999, she created in Portugal the Belgais Centre, dedicated to the study of the Arts, where Maria João Pires regularly offers interdisciplinary workshops for professional musicians and music lovers.

In 2012, the pianist initiated two complementary projects in Belgium: the “Coros Partitura”, a project that creates and develops choirs for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and the “Talleres Partitura”. All these projects aim to create an altruistic dynamic between artists of different generations, proposing an alternative to a world too focused on competitiveness. These projects, workshops and philosophy are already spreading everywhere.


FIRST PART: Duration approximately 50 minutes

L. van BEETHOVEN. Coriolanus Overture, op. 62

L. van BEETHOVEN.Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Allegro con brio


Rondo (Allegro)

SECOND PART: Duration approximately 40 minutes


Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter” (Jupiter)

Allegro vivace

Andante cantabile

Menuetto: Allegretto

Finale: Molto allegro

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