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Application for Competition Fee Reimbursement February 17th, 2017

The Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation is pleased to announce that we have created a fund specifically for our talented students that face financial obstacles as they apply for piano competitions, which are integral for emerging artists. The Foundation believes the need for funding at the start of a pianist’s career is significant in the highly competitive world of classical music. Our goal is to underwrite entrance fees for students to enable them to participate in prestigious competitions that they may not have access to otherwise. Students of Joaquín Achúcarro are now eligible to apply for reimbursements from these competitions by downloading the form attached.

All reimbursement fee applications are to be approved by Maestro Achúcarro and the Board of the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation, and may be approved in its entirety or in part. Please complete this form and return to Janet Kafka at janet@janetkafka.com no later than two weeks before the deadline to apply for the competition. You will need to complete a separate form for each competition you are applying for. If your application is approved, you will be notified by no later than one week before the deadline to apply for the competition. 100% of fees will be reimbursed up to $100. Anything beyond $100 will be paid back at 50%.

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From Word to Sound: Literature As Muse November 2nd, 2016

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The Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation is pleased to invite you to From Word to Sound: Literature As Muse this Sunday at 7:30pm at the Caruth Auditorium. This special performance was the original idea of Maestro Joaquín Achúcarro’s talented students, who will perform together with Meadows’ student, Jordan Hammons (PD Voice ’17). Join the students as they explore the connection between music and literature in an event that combines a piano recital and poetry reading. We hope to see you Sunday!

Video Honoring Joaquín Achúcarro’s 25th Anniversary February 24th, 2016

If you were unable to join us this past Friday, February 19th for the memorable concert honoring Maestro Achúcarro, we hope that you will enjoy this video that was shown that evening. The concert, curated by Meadows’ Artists-in-Residence and Artistic Directors of the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation, pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, featured an eclectic mix of repertoire and will showcase outstanding past students of Professor Achúcarro from his tenure at SMU. These students included Sergio de Simone, Yi Wu, Lucille Chung, Daniel del Pino, Natasha Kislenko,  Liudmila Georgievskaya and Alessio Bax. On behalf of the Foundation, we would like to thank all of the supporters and everyone who was able to attend the concert. It truly was a memorable event!

 

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A special concert, on February 19, 2016, at Southern Methodist University’s Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center January 21st, 2016

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Maestro Achúcarro will be honored in a special concert, on February 19, 2016, at Southern Methodist University’s Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center. The concert is curated by Meadows’ Artists-in-Residence and Artistic Directors of the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation, pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung. The program will feature an eclectic mix of repertoire and will showcase outstanding past students of Professor Achúcarro from his tenure at SMU. The event is free and open to the public. The Foundation has been busy collaborating with the Meadows School of the Arts to research and create a database of all of Maestro Achúcarro’s past students and create a surprise presentation to honor him.  It will truly be a special occasion!

For more information, please call 214-768-2787 or visit http://mcs.smu.edu/calendar/node/1397.

Legacy Pianist Dario Martin to Perform Multi-City “A Salute to My Native Cuba and Our Spanish Roots” Tour this Fall July 23rd, 2015

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The Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation is proud to announce that Cuban native and Legacy Pianist Dario Martin will begin the “A Salute to My Native Cuba and Our Spanish Roots” tour this fall. Beginning September 11 at the Centro Cultural Español (CCE) in Miami, Florida, the tour will celebrate the pianist’s unique style and musical repertoire that references his cultural roots. The first half of the performance will include Cuban selections, while the second half will reference Spain’s musical influences. With this series, the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation celebrates the rich shared cultural heritage of Spain, Cuba, and the United States. This is a particularly timely opportunity, given the newly defined relationship between Cuba and the United States. The tour will continue in San Antonio, Texas at the University of Texas at San Antonio on October 16 and conclude in Dallas, Texas at the Latino Cultural Center on October 29. All three performances are free and open to the public.

Legacy Pianist Dario Martin Wins 1st Place at The International José Jacinto Cuevas Piano Competition January 30th, 2015

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We are delighted to share the exciting news that Cuban native Dario Martin, a Joaquín Achúcarro legacy pianist, was recently awarded First Place at The International José Jacinto Cuevas Piano Competition, hosted by Yamaha and held in Merida, Mexico on November 28, 2014. The prize for this competition, which was televised in Mexico, includes a CD recording in addition to several concert agreements in Mexico and Argentina. We commend Dario’s commitment to his pursuits that garnered success at this noteworthy event, and hope that this first prize will benefit the young pianist’s career immeasurably.

‘Sorolla and America’, A Musical Imagery with Pianist Marta Espinós July 25th, 2014

  ‘Sorolla and America’, A Musical Imagery with Pianist Marta Espinós was recently performed for two nights only in Madrid, Spain, at the Museo Sorolla on September 21-22.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES , ROB HAYES And MARUJA BALDWIN , EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ROXANA VELASQUEZ OF THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART INVITE YOU TO

‘Sorolla and America’, A Musical Imagery with Pianist Marta Espinós

TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE EXHIBITION CLOSING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
CAVA RECEPTION 7:00-7:30 P.M.
CONCERT 7:30-9:00 P.M.
THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART, 1450 EL PRADO, BALBOA PARK

Space is limited.
RSVP via email at rsvp@sdmart.org or call Ariel Cowen at 619.696.1920.
Kindly reply by August 13, 2014.

`Sorolla and America’
A Musical Imagery with Pianist Marta Espinós

A SELECTION OF THE BEST SPANISH PIANO MUSIC THAT ILLUSTRATES THE SPIRIT AND CONTENT OF SOROLLA AND AMERICA BY CREATING AN AUDIOVISUAL, CROSS—DISCIPLINARY PARALLELISM.

This recital provides a full aesthetic experience by revealing analogies between the Luminism in Sorolla and Impressionism and Nationalism in music—a great opportunity to celebrate the universality of Spanish art. The musical program comprises a selection of piano music directly connected to the exhibition topics: the sea, the harbor, children playing at the beach, corners of Andalucia, gardens and other scenes of Sorolla’s imagery. It encompasses all the great Spanish composers, both contemporaries of Sorolla and the subsequent generation: Albeniz, Granados, Falla, Turina, Espla, Mompou and Rodrigo. One of the legacy pianists of the Joaquin AchUcarro Foundation, Marta Espines studied under Maestro Achlicarro in the Artist Certificate and Masters program at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Currently residing in Madrid, Marta stands out as one of the most unconventional figures of the Spanish musical scene and performs as a soloist in celebrated venues across Spain, the U.S. and other countries.

The Joaquin Achiicarro Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded to showcase, educate, and benefit the careers of pianists, while developing and maintaining the legacy of Spanish pianist Joaquin Achncarro in perpetuity. This concert is sponsored by the Joaquin Achiicarro Foundation in cooperation with the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) with the support of Accion Cultural Espanola AC/E and Spain Arts and Culture, the official Spanish cultural program in the U.S.

 

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Programa de mano – Entrevista: Joaquín Achúcarro (Spanish) January 24th, 2013

RTVE Imprescindibles: Joaquín Achúcarro (Spanish) January 7th, 2013

Interview: A Seasoned Performer and Teacher, Joaquín Achúcarro’s Career Is Just Getting Started October 26th, 2011

By Peter Simek

Joaquín Achúcarro doesn’t like being told he has had a long career. “My career is just beginning,” insists the pianist, who performed last week with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In many ways, he’s right. Achúcarro has recently released two DVD recordings with the London and Berlin Philharmonics, and his touring schedule remains ever busy.


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