12th July 2018
The Winners of the Ibla Grand Prize International Music Competition – Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Then, after a nice explanation of the Alban Berg’s Richard Strauss-inspired Die Nachtigall, came the Spanish trio of soprano Paloma Chiner, cellist Jorge Fanjul and pianist Pablo Garcia-Berlanga, performing the piece with great style, highlighted by Chiner’s lovely voice and Fanjul’s equally strong cello. Their second selection, Federico Moreno Torroba’s Petenera from the zarzurela La Marchenera, featured subtle, expressive singing from Ms. Chiner, with Mr. Fanjul’s cello often serving as a second voice. They received a very nice and well-deserved audience response.
Jeffrey James
11th December 2011
The best part of the recital came with Claude Debussy's Préludes (Book 1): “La fille aux cheveux de lin”, “La sérénade interrompue” and “La chatédrale engloutie”, the latter one being especially delicate, touching and full of maturity. It was then when he showed his comprehension of the French composer's work and I must admit I had not listened anything so beautiful in a long time.
03rd May 2010
Zavel Trío. Dejana Sekulic (violin), Guillaume Lagravière (cello) and Pablo García-Berlanga (piano). Pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ruperto Chapí and Johannes Brahms. With the collaboration of: Clemente Pianos. 3rd of May.