El director Pablo Heras-Casado celebra este sábado 19 de diciembre sus 25 años sobre los escenarios y continúa celebrando a Beethoven por su 250 cumpleaños
Dec 19, 2020
Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado celebrates this Saturday, December 19, his 25 years on stage and continues to commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. On this day 25 years ago in San Ildefonso church in Granada, Maestro Heras-Casado was leading the choral group Capella Exaudi. He presented his first program “Great Masters of the Spanish Renaissance”, with works by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Cristóbal de Morales and Francisco Guerrero. Since then, he has conducted more than 1,000 concerts, hundreds of works by more than 300 composers, recorded more than 30 albums, and received almost 30 awards throughout his career, projects, and continues to conduct on the most prestigious orchestras, concert halls and theaters. In addition, on Saturday, the concert dedicated to Beethoven will be broadcast on TVE’s Los Conciertos de La 2, with the maestro from Granada conducting the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía. To conclude this year’s celebration he will conduct the NHK Symphony Orchestra presenting Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, from December 23 to 27. The first of the four concerts will be live broadcast on Japanese television and radio NHK, as well as streaming.
Throughout his career, he has been awarded important prizes and only this year the 58 Record Academy Awards of Record Geijutsu of Japan, first prize in the category Symphony (for his 9th Symphony), in Orchestra (for his record with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos & El Amor Brujo) and Concerto (for his Piano Concerto no.4), all in collaboration with Harmonia Mundi. This year alone he received, the BBC Radio 3 record of the week, Concerto choice from BBC Music Magazine, the Grammophon Magazine editor’s Choice and Recordings of the year 2020 and was included in the WQXR Radio NYC The best of Beethoven 2020, Scherzo’s exceptional 2020 Albums, BBC Music Magazine’s Orchestral choice, Classic FM’s Album of the week, and 5* in Time Out Lisboa.