Judith Jáuregui

Piano

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Judith Jáuregui

Piano

Overwhelming imagination and charm.
Scherzo Magazine

http://www.judithjauregui.com/

“Listening to Judith Jáuregui is, above all, a discovery of a leading artist, who plays without borders and finds her truth in musical power, but also in an overwhelming interiority.” Mediapart

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Personality, refinement and brightness define pianist Judith Jáuregui. British magazine International Piano has recently portrayed her as ‘creative intuition’, ‘an imaginative artist, a strikingly individual performer who has impressed European audiences with her maturity of expression’. Likewise, in the words of the German magazine Piano News, ‘it is not only the impeccability of her performance that counts, but rather the impression of listening to a pianist who really has something to say’.

Other recent reviews outline that in her interpretation ‘everything is evocation, suggestion, of a joyful and dancelike voluptuosity”, describe her sound as ‘simply beautiful: it is a festival of polyphony and fluidity, sobriety and elegance and a rare intelligence of contrast and nuance’ (Audiophile Magazine) and remark that ‘listening to Judith Jáuregui is, above all, a discovery of a leading artist, who plays without borders and finds her truth in musical power, but also in an overwhelming interiority’ (Mediapart).

In the last years she has been enthusiastically received on leading stages, including the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Southbank Centre in London, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Flagey in Bruxelles, Konzerthaus Berlin, Suntory Hall Tokyo, NCPA Beijing, Teatro Mayor in Bogotá, Schloss Elmau in Germany, Murten Classics in Switzerland and the Festival International de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron in France, amongst others.

She has collaborated with the Britten Sinfonia, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Sinfonie Orchester Biel Solothurn, the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, the PFK Prague Philharmonia, Das Neue Orchester Köln, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Sinfonietta and the Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Venezuela, besides the principal Spanish orchestras such as the Spanish National Orchestra, Spanish National Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the Basque National Orchestra, the Castille and Leon Symphony or the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, having the opportunity to work, amongst others, with conductors like Jan Willem de Vriend, Gabriel Bebeselea, Kaspar Zehnder, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Andrey Boreyko, Diego Matheuz, Lina González Granados, Virginia Martínez, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Jaime Martín, Ramón Tebar, Jaume Santonja, Erik Nielsen, Günter Neuhold or Marc Soustrot.

Born in San Sebastian in northern Spain, Judith Jáuregui has a multicultural background  derived from her Basque mother and her Mexican father, who grew up in France. After initial studies and a debut recital at the age of just 11, she moved to Munich to study with the Russian maestro Vadim Suchanov at the Richard-Strauss Konservatorium.

Involved in chamber music, Judith latest alliances are alongside the violonist Soyoung Yoon, the cellist Nadège Rochat, the string quartets Signum Quartet and Gerhard Quartet and the winds quintet Azahar Ensemble.

Highlights of season 22/23 include collaborations with the ADDA Simfònica, the OFUNAM Philharmonic Orchestra in Mexico, the Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra and an album recording with the Castille and Leon Symphony Orchestra. She will also tour in recital & chamber music through principal Spanish halls such as the Auditorio Nacional de España, the Auditorio in Zaragoza, the Teatro Victoria Eugenia in San Sebastián or the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

Her latest album ‘Die romantische Seele’ (Ars Produktion – 2020) with music by Robert and Clara Schumann has been celebrated by European musical media, as underscored by musical magazine Audio Klassik that states that “Jáuregui discovers a deep-seated melancholy in all its sparkling brilliance, which shines through on this album again and again. In short, the pianist identifies herself here as Schumann’s soul mate’. Judith’s previous recordings reflect her broad repertoire: from Schumman himself, to whom she dedicated her first album released in 2010 and that was awarded at the Spanish Independent Music Awards, to other composers such as Granados, Liszt, Chopin, Falla, Mompou Albéniz, Szymanowski or Scriabin. Particularly notorious was her album ‘Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy’ (Ars Produktion – 2019), a live recording of an intimate concert in Vienna that was nominated for the 2020 Opus Klassik Awards in the Live Recording of the Year category, following critical acclaim that defined Judith’s interpretation as ‘being one of pianistic sovereignty’, ‘poetry that glows with its own light’.

Judith Jáuregui is a Bösendorfer Artist.

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Judith Jáuregui played Schumann with a clear and powerful sound and a perfect balance between articulation and romantic expression. The pianist played two more works by Schubert and Liszt, consolidating a very imaginativ musical phrasing and an impeccable technical solidity…’ / ‘With Granados, the symbiosis of Gerhard-Jáuregui Quintet was masterly; with Dovrak, the quintet shone for its cohesion, an excellent unity of gestures and a fantastic balance between individual expression and collective strength. We had the impression of having discovered the personality of each of the musicians, who together formed an exquisite group

Menorca Info

67 minutes - without interval - with four heartfelt, beloved and unanimously applauded stage calls would be the scene calls would be the summary of the magnificent recital that offered San Sebastian pianist Judith Jáuregui in her beloved Victoria Eugenia. Her hands opened light on the keyboard presenting the Drei Klavierstücke, D.760, showing the elegant power of her permanent dedication… The playful moment arrived with the Two Scherzi, D. 593 that were an absolute delight... The stellar moment of this concert, where Jáuregui elevated her already refined technique and expository elegance had place in the performance of the Wanderer Fantasie. Hard to forget this moment of technical accuracy and melodic depth in each note written by Schubert and that in the final Scherzo-Presto united the spirit of those of us who had the happiness of living it

Beckmesser

Overwhelming imagination and charm.

Scherzo Magazine

Delicate, sensitive, evocative.

Resmusica

Everything is evocation, suggestion, of a joyful and dancelike voluptuosity

Classiquenews

With Jáuregui we discovered an artist who immediately proved to be bewitching

Anaclase

The rhythm, she has it in an innate and inimitable way

Tout la culture

Surprising for its extrovert nature and freshness.

The New Listener

A clear attack, concise but sensitive with an expressiveness of great taste.

Klassic Heute

The performance is impressive; her interpretation speaks to the refined nature of the writing while remains passionate and honest…

The Classic Review

Selected Discography —

Die Romantische Seele

Jáuregui discovers a deep-seated melancholy in all its sparkling brilliance, which shines through on this album again and again. In short, the pianist identifies herself here as Schumann’s soul mate with the finest touch, paired with elegance and delicacy.

Audio Klassik

Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy (Live)

A fortunate album, with Jáuregui's wonderful touch and with works that sound here as if they were made for each other.

Der Falter

Judith Jáuregui: X

A brilliant Scriabin, violent at times, decisive... a brave and valuable piece of work that allows us to follow the career of one of our most promising pianists

Revista Ritmo
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