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International Bach Festival, Gran Canaria

Name:

International Bach Festival (IBF)

Location:

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain & the Netherlands

Venues:

Gran Canaria: Auditorio Alfredo Kraus

Years:

Since 2015 (Annual Festival)

Months:

March-April

Artistic Director:

Artistic directors:
Michael Gieler (Netherlands)
Adriana Ilieva (Gran Canaria)
Managing director: Manolo Benitez (Gran Canaria)

Ensembles:

V/A

Website:

International Bach Festival (Official Website)
Inmternational Bach Festival on Facebook

History & Mission:

Around 1700 a brave young man, barely fifteen years of age, set out to walk across Germany. His mission: achieving mastery in music by studying with the best teachers of his era. Today J.S. Bach is considered the greatest composer of all times. His courage and determination inspired Bachbridges, a cross-European festival celebrating the most beautiful music ever written.
The International Bach Festival was cofounded by musicians from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from Amsterdam and their friends from the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria. The first edition in 2015 was warmly received by the public and was greeted with excellent critics in various media.
In 2016 the International Bach Festival will be held both in the Netherlands and in Gran Canaria. The main event of the festival will be a dramatized version of the St. John’s Passion. The festival features orchestra concerts, chamber music and a jazz concert.
During the festival young talented musicians are invited to work together with world-class professionals from both participating orchestras and guest soloists. Master classes and special introductions will be held to introduce students and the public to J.S. Bach’s masterpieces.
From 2017 the International Bach Festival will travel to several European countries.

Recent Festivals:

1st Festival: Mar 29-Apr 3, 2015 (La magia de Bach)
2nd Festival: Mar 22-27, 2016 (Pasión por Bach)

Logo:


1st Festival - 2015

2nd Festival - 2015

     
     
Poster 2 | Poster 3 Poster 2      

Source: International Bach Festival Website & Facebook profile

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (March 2016)


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