3 augustus 2019 ~~~ Pablo Márquez-Caraballo & Atsuko Takano (Valencia, Spanje)

Aanvang :  15.00 uur
Toegang:   € 10,-
(tot 15 jaar gratis)(met gratis drankje na afloop)


Adolph Hesse Fantasie für die Orgel zu 4 Händen ***
I. Adagio
II. Andante grazioso
III. Allegreto (Fuga)
Robert Schumann Study n. 2 in A minor *
(From the “6 Studien in kanonischer Form”, Op.56)

Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro con brio (1er movimiento de la 5ª sinfonía) ***
(Organ transcription by P. Márquez)
Eduardo Torres Cantus misticus **
Allegro (dedicated to Manuel Palau) **
Meditación (dedicated to Manuel de Falla) **
Berceuse **
Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte ***
(Organ transcription by P. Márquez)
Louis Vierne Allegro (from the third symphony) *
Pablo Márquez-Caraballo Japanese miniature
(based on the Japanese traditional song Sakura Sakura) ***
  * Pablo Márquez Caraballo
** Atsuko Takano
*** Pablo Márquez y Atsuko Takano

Pablo Márquez Caraballo
Organist of the Cathedral of Valencia and harpsichord professor at the Conservatory of Valencia (Spain), Pablo Márquez initiated his first musical steps with Montserrat Torrent, who would influence in a great manner his musical career. He has studied at the conservatories of Valencia, Toulouse, Amsterdam and The Hague the specialties of organ, harpsichord, composition and early music, having the chance to study with M. Bouvard, J. W. Jansen, P. van Dijk, F. Bonizzoni, P. Ayrton and T. Koopman. During these years, he has been awarded with the Scholarship of Valencian Institute of Music and the prestigious Huygens Scholarship from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. During this time, Márquez has been awarded with several prizes as a performer and composer, among them the International Buxtehude Organ Competition, hold in Lübeck (Germany).
He has participated in many music festivals in all Europe and Japan, both as a soloist and accompanist. Since 2012, he created the duo “Concertante a quattro” with his wife, the organist Atuko Takano. Since then, they have participated in many music festivals with programs for 4 hands and 4 feet or 2 organs, performing original pieces and own arrangements and compositions.
He is often required as expert for restorations of Spanish organs and has led the reconstruction of the new symphonic organ of Valencia Cathedral, built by French organ builder Jean Daldosso in 2015.
In September of 2017 he got the PhD degree in History from the University of Valencia with the highest mark "cum laude" with his dissertation "The organs of Valencia Cathedral since the 16th century to the 21st century. History and evolution". His studies on the figure of Joan Cabanilles, the most important organist of the 17th century in Spain and also organist at the Cathedral of Valencia, have been praised by the critics. As a lecturer, he has participated in several International organ academies, highlighting his lecture on “the influence of the Valencian organ building in Cabanilles’ organ works” during “The Organ in the Global Baroque” hold at the Cornell Universtiy (New York). Currently, he combines teaching with a busy international career as a player an as lecturer.

Born in Akita, Japan, Atsuko Takano studied piano and organ at Ferris University in Japan with O. Uehara and T. Akatsu-Miyamoto, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree being awarded the Prix d'Exellence in the speciality of piano.
She continued her further studies at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen with H. Vogel, H. Davidsson, E. Bellotti and U. Davidsson specializing in the performance practice of historical keyboard instruments.
In 2011 she was awarded the Huygens Scholarship offered by the Dutch Minister for Education, Culture and Science and finished her master study with Jacques van Oortmerssen at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the year later obtaining the distinction cum laude.
Takano is prize-winner of the International Arp Schnitger Organ Competition (Germany) and the Westfield International Organ Competition (USA).
She has performed numerous concerts as soloist as well as ensemble player in Japan, Europe and the USA, including many orchestral projects and recordings such as the national radios in Germany and the Netherlands. In 2016 she played as a soloist with the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra The Book with Seven Seals by Franz Schmidt, being the first performance of this piece in the country. All the critics applauded her performance as “brilliant”. Since then, Takano collaborates regularly with this orchestra in Madrid.
Takano also enjoys performing an Organ Duo with her husband, the Spanish organist and harpsichordist Pablo Márquez, under the name of “Duo Concertante a Quattro”. Their repertoire includes original pieces and own transcriptions, such as the 5th Symphony by Beethoven or Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel.
In October of 2017, Takano was appointed Music Director and Titular-Organist at the St. Nicolas Church, known as the “Capilla Sixtina of Valencia” because of its beautiful fresco paintings from the 18th century. 


meer informatie: www.pmarquez.com

Pablo & Atsuko