SUNDAY 12
1:00 p.m.
ÚBEDA
Basilica of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares

NICOLÁS MARGARIT, piano

J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988

The Goldberg Variations, composed of an Aria and 30 variations, were published in 1742 at Nuremberg as the fourth and final instalment of his Clavier-Übung. Bach’s biographer, J. N. Forkel, explained in 1802 that the work had been commissioned by Count Herman Carl von Keyserlingk for his harpsichordist, J. G. Goldberg, to entertain him during his long sleepless nights.

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Aria
Variation 1. a 1 Clav.
Variation 2. a 1 Clav.
Variation 3. Canone all’Unisono. a 1 Clav.
Variation 4. a 1 Clav.
Variation 5. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
Variation 6. Canone alla Seconda. a 1 Clav.
Variation 7. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav. al tempo di Giga
Variation 8. a 2 Clav.
Variation 9. Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav.
Variation 10. Fughetta. a 1 Clav.
Variation 11. a 2 Clav.
Variation 12. a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quarta in moto contrario
Variation 13. a 2 Clav.
Variation 14. a 2 Clav.
Variation 15. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav.: Andante
Variation 16. Ouverture. a 1 Clav.
Variation 17. a 2 Clav.
Variation 18. Canone alla Sesta. a 1 Clav.
Variation 19. a 1 Clav.
Variation 20. a 2 Clav.
Variation 21. Canone alla Settima
Variation 22. a 1 Clav. alla breve
Variation 23. a 2 Clav.
Variation 24. Canone all’Ottava. a 1 Clav.
Variation 25. a 2 Clav.: Adagio
Variation 26. a 2 Clav.
Variation 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.
Variation 28. a 2 Clav.
Variation 29. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
Variation 30. a 1 Clav. Quodlibet
Aria da Capo

Duration: 80’

COPRODUCTION WITH THE GROUP CIUDADES PATRIMONIO DE LA HUMANIDAD DE ESPAÑA

COPRODUCTION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST PREMIO “JAÉN” DE PIANO

COLLABORATION WITH THE ESCUELA SUPERIOR DE MÚSICA REINA SOFÍA, THE ALBÉNIZ FOUNDATION AND THE BISHOPRIC OF JAÉN

Nicolás Margarit, piano

Nicolás Margarit, piano. Born in Brisbane (Australia) in 1999. Since 2017, he studied at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair with professor Dmitri Bashkirov until 2021, and with professor Milana Chernyavska since the 2020-2021 academic year. He has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz. He received the Diploma to the most outstanding student of his chair in 2019 and 2020. He has also been awarded first prize in his category at the 49th Young Piano Performers Competition of Catalonia in 2019. He started his piano education at the age of three and he was later advised by Joyce Bennet. In 2011 and 2012 he attended the Yehudi Menuhin School in London, where he studied with Ruth Nye. He has also studied with Anna Grinberg, among others. He offered his first concert at the age of four at the Queensland Conservatorium. He has given recitals in Australia, as well as abroad. In 2010 he played with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. In 2015 he played Schumann’s piano concerto with Brisbane Pops Orchestra and in 2016 he performed with the Young Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra in the Australian Piano Duo Festival. He has also performed within the AIE Cycle at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Sevilla’s Cicus Auditorium, and at Cataluña’s Hammerklavier Festival. As a student of the School, he has attended masterclasses by Jerome Rose, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Eldar Nebolsin, Alexander Lonquich, and Ralf Gothóni. He has been part of the Mistral Trio and the Tricorne Ensemble. He is currently a member of the Bain Satie Ensemble and the Telemann Ensemble.