20 May 17Finalized
Songs for a travel companion with Javier López & Kornél Mikecz
KORNÉL MIKECZ, baritone.
Born in Budapest in 1979, he began piano studies at the age of eight years and, when he fulfilled the twelve, he was admitted into the Choir for children of the Hungarian Radio. He continued his musical formation in St. Stephen's High School of Music, firstly in the composition chair, and later at the department of singing and sol-fa. His top formation divided him between two institutions of big prestige in Europe: the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music of Budapest and the Universität für Müsik und darstellende Kunst of Vienna. In Budapest he studied with the teacher Magda Nádor, while in Vienna he studied inside the department of Lied and Oratory with the teachers Walter C. Moore and Claudia Visca. In both conservatories he graduated with the maximum qualification (summa cum laude). During his entire career as soloist, he has always been a very versatile musician with a wide styles record. He has tackled both the genre of the musical, and the contemporary music or the theater musical - opera. Out-standing mention is deserved by his participation in the musical The Dance of the Vampires Steimel Kunze, in which he was the director of the ensemble. His main rolls belong almost always to the comic opera (Dandini, Fígaro), but due to his big vocal record and his wide possibilities, he has taken part also in contemporary operas (Krisztián Gergye's Ice Cream Ballet) going so far as even to mix classic opera with alternative pop. He has worked with stage managers and conductors of recognized prestige like Iván Fischer, Ádám Medveczky Zoltán Bolyky, Róbert Alföldi, Krisztián Gergye Balázs Kovalik, György Böhm, András Jeles. In contrast to the classic singers of operatic formation, one of the fundamental parts of his repertory is the Lied and the chamber music, dedicating a big part of his concerts to Schubert, Schumann, Brahms or Mahler between others. Now he is a member of several choirs of Budapest (Choir of the Hungarian National radio, Choir of the National Opera of Hungary) and the musical director of MAFILM dubbing studio.
JAVIER LÓPEZ JORGE, piano
Born in Santiago de Compostela in the year 1988, he began piano studies at the age of 8 years with the teachers Sonia Rohrer, Marina Shamagian, Ofelia Aznaurova and Alexander Gold Makarov. In the year 2006 he obtained the top music grade in the Top Conservatory of Salamanca graduating with Registration of Honor in the year 2010 under the tutelage of Patrín García - Barredo and Miriam Gómez-Morán, chamber music with Andrei Frolov and José Felipe Díaz, vocal Acompañamineto with Javier San Miguel and contemporary music with Alberto Rosado. Also, for one year, he studied key with the professor of the same conservatory Pilar Montoya. His activity as soloist began in the year 2000. Thus he offers concerts for the whole Gallicia (Santiago de Compostela, A Coruna, Vigo, Lugo, Pontevedra …), Madrid (House of Gallicia, House of Valencia), Salamanca (Theater Box Duero), Medina of the Field (Castle of the Mote), Segovia (University SEK), etc. Also, he has obtained awards in such diverse contests like the “International Contest of piano Donostia Hiria” in 2001 (the second award), in II contest of piano ASGAIM in which he obtained the first prize and in “Joan Chissel Robert Schumann Lied Competition” in which he obtained the first prize. In the last years he took part in several courses: International festival of piano “Town of Baiona” (2006), “Internationale Sommerakademie“ of Universität Mozarteum of Salzburg (2007 and 2008), International Festival of music in the German city of Vallendar (2008), Course of Musical Specialization of the University of Alcala de Henares for postgraduates (2010) with the teacher Imre Rohmann of the Universität Mozarteum of Salzburg receiving classes of such teachers like: Joaquín Soriano, Almudena Cano, Ann Guijarro, Boris Berman, Luiz de Moura, Frank Wibaut, Claudio Martínez Mehner, Pavel Gililov, Imre Rohmann, Maria João Pires or Ferenc Rados, between others. Also, he works intensely with composers of the size of José Luis Turina, Agustí Charles and Ramón Humet. Recently soloist he has interpreted like pianist, with the band of the School of High Musical Studies and under the guidance of the teacher Maximino Zumalave, the concert not 12 Kv. 414 in The M of W. A. Mozart, and realized several concerts in Galicia.