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TUESDAY, JUNE 25 | 9:00 PM | Pazo da Golpelleira

Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas, cello

Born in Munich, to Spanish parents, he is undoubtedly the Spanish cellist with the greatest international projection at the moment. He debuted with the Royal Philharmonic of London under Charles Dutoit and was immediately reinvited with the RPO, this time under the baton of Edward Gardner for the opening concert of the 2013 Santander Festival, performing Elgar's Concerto. His latest engagements include his debut with the Gewandhaus Orchester with Riccardo Chailly, recital at the Mendelssohn Festival at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, National Orchestra of Spain with Ton Koopman, Fort Worth Symphony in the USA with Miguel Harth-Bedoya, as well as invitations by Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony, and with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

For five years, the American organization Young Artists International has invited him to participate in its "Los Angeles International Laureates Festival" as a soloist and in chamber performances.

Among his recordings are those made live in different rooms in California (U.S.A.) with different works of chamber music. He has also recorded the sonatas of Rachmaninov, Barber and Piazzolla's Gran Tango, as well as the complete suites for cello solo by J. S. Bach, both works published on the Verso label. In 2023, his album Loss&Love: Schubert, Schumann together with pianist Josu de Solaun receives a nomination for the ICMA awards.

In the United States, his recital tours have taken him to different cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Boston, New York, Chicago, etc.

In 2002, he received the Ravel Prize from the Ravel Academy as a soloist and chamber musician.

 In Spain he has performed in recent years with the main orchestras. Among his latest commitments we can highlight concerts within the seasons of the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Bilbao Orchestra, Orchestra of the Principality of Asturias, National Orchestra of Spain and the Orchestra of Castilla y León, among others.

 Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas has collaborated with directors such as Eduard Schmieder, José Ramón Encinar, Friedrich Haider, Enrique Batiz, Antoni Ros Marbà, Anu Tali, Pablo González, Michael Thomas, Roberto Minczuk, Charles Dutoit, Edward Gardner and others. His recital tours in the USA have taken him to play in New York, Boston, Dallas, San Diego and Los Angeles.

He began his piano studies in Munich and cello studies in Spain at the age of 14. Among his teachers are Elías Arizcuren, Lluis Claret, Gary Hoffman and Bernard Greenhouse.

Adolfo plays an instrument made in Cremona in 1673 by Francesco Ruggeri, generously lent by anonymous patrons with the invaluable collaboration of Thomas Wei at Florian Leonhard Ltd. London.


"Adolfo is a cellist of exceptional ability, both as an instrumentalist and as a gifted musician. I believe these qualities will make him have a great career."


"Adolfo is an outstanding young cellist." GARY HOFFMAN

Malcolm Martineau, piano

Malcolm Martineau is a Scottish pianist. He studied music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge before studying with Geoffrey Parsons at the Royal College of Music.

Malcolm is an Honorary Doctor and International Accompaniment Fellow of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He was Artistic Director of the Leeds Lieder Festival 2011 and is Artistic Director of Oxenfoord International. Among its awards is the Walther Grüner international lieder competition.

He was appointed with the Order of the British Empire – OBE – in the 2016 New Year Honors for services to music and young singers.

Recognized at the highest international level as one of the UK's leading accompanists, he has performed around the world alongside the world's greatest singers, including John Mark Ainsley, Sir Thomas Allen, Lorna Anderson, Dame Janet Baker, Florian Boesch, Barbara Bonney, Dame Sarah Connolly, Sasha Cooke, Lucy Crowe, Mojca Erdmann, Christina Gansch, Elīna Garanča, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Samuel Hasselhorn, Christiane Karg, Sir Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kožená, Dame Felicity Lott , Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Catriona Morison, Dame Ann Murray, Paula Murrihy, Ema Nikolovska, Thomas Oliemans, Anne Sofie von Otter, Miah Persson, Christoph Prégardien, Theodore Platt, Thomas Quasthoff, Joan Rodgers, Dorothea Röschmann, Fatma Said, Michael Schade, Nicky Spence, Anne Schwanewilms, Frederica von Stade, Sir Bryn Terfel, William Thomas, Sarah Walker and Sonya Yoncheva.

He has appeared on major stages around the world, including Alice Tully Hall, Barbican Centre, Berlin State Opera, Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, Gran Teatro del Liceu, Mariinsky Theatre, Metropolitan Opera, Munich Opera, Paris Opera and Salle Gaveau, Opera Real, La Scala, Sydney Opera House, Teatro Real, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Musikverein and State Opera, Walt Disney Hall, Wigmore Hall and Zurich Opera, among others. He has also performed at major festivals around the world, including Aix-en-Provence, Baden Baden, Edinburgh, Ravinia, Salzburg, Schubertiade, Tanglewood and Verbier.

A prolific artist, Martineau's discography of over 100 CDs includes the following award-winning recordings: The Vagabond with Sir Bryn Terfel (Gramophone Award), Songs of War with Sir Simon Keenlyside (Grammy and Gramophone Awards), Schumann and Mahler Lieder with Florian Boesch (BBC Music Magazine Award), Mahler Lieder with Christiane Karg (Diapason d'or), El Nour with Fatma Said (Gramophone Award).

Other notable recordings include Schubert, Schumann and English Songs with Sir Bryn Terfel, Schubert and Strauss with Sir Simon Keenlyside, Schumann and Brahms Lieder with Elīna Garanča, Schubert cycles with Florian Boesch and recital recordings with Barbara Bonney, Dame Sarah Connolly, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Christiane Karg, Magdalena Kožena, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Ann Murray, Thomas Oliemans, among others.


R. Schumann (1810-1856) :: Fantasiestücke Op. 73

I. Zart und mit Ausdruck

II. Lebhaft, leicht

III. Rasch und mit Feuer


F. Schubert (1797-1828) :: Sonata Arpeggione en La menor D. 821

I. Allegro moderato

II. Adagio

III. Allegretto

C. Franck (1822-1890) :: Sonata para violonchelo e piano en La

I. Allegretto ben moderato

II. Allegro

III. Ben moderato. Recitativo - Fantasia. 

IV. Allegretto poco mosso

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