The jury consisted of professor of the Joaquin Rodrigo
Conservatory in Valeria (Spain) Marisa Blanes, concertmaster of the Sveshnikov State Academic Russian Choir Nikita Volov (Russia), famous pianist Marco Frei (Germany), People's Artist of Azerbaijan, pianist Murad Huseynov.
The group is also composed of eight other musicians: Radlee Laquian (acoustic guitar), Fender Dimalanta (electric guitar), Joaquin Rodrigo
(drums), Jim Tan and RD Benavides (keyboards), JayR Corre (bass), Brian Feliciano (saxophone) and Dominique Casacop (violin).
He said "Walang Papalit" is a full collaboration between him and band mates Radlee Laquian (acoustic guitar), Fender Dimalanta (electric guitar), Joaquin Rodrigo
(drums), Jim Tan and RD Benavides (keyboards), JayR Corre (bass), Brian Feliciano (saxophone) and Dominique Casacop (violin), who all featured in the competition's instrument edition which kicked-off in August 2016.
On Thursday evening Slovak Adrian Harvan conducts the State Slovak Philharmonic Kosice (SfK) with soloists Marco Socias and Cecilia Rodrigo on guitar at the concert called Tribute to Joaquin Rodrigo
The night will give you the chance to experience the poems of Jimenez as set by Joaquin Rodrigo
, the descriptive beauty of Peteris Vasks, Landscape with Birds and much more.
His second album Latino, in 2012, was even more popular, while more recently, his recording of Joaquin Rodrigo
's Concierto de Aranjuez, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, won critical acclaim around the world, and impressive sales.
His relaxed personality along with his brilliant interpretation of this Classic FM concert's headline work, Joaquin Rodrigo
's Concierto de Aranjuez, guaranteed his place in the hearts of the audience.
Au programme, Joaquin Rodrigo
, Carlos Guastavino, Federico Torroba, Francisco Alonso, Jesus Guridi.
Julian has premiered more than fifty works for cello and has inspired new compositions from composers as diverse as Joaquin Rodrigo
and Malcolm Arnold to Philip Glass and Eric Whitacre, whose most recent work Julian premiered in 2011.
On the album, there is an extended version of the second movement of Joaquin Rodrigo
's Concierto de Aranjuez included, as well as a song called "Will o' the Wisp," from the ballet El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla.As one reviewer stated, "His tone is so beautiful and clear, it almost sounds like his trumpet is singing." When asked about how he felt about this work, Davis replied, "It's music and I like it."