8th May 2024

The Érard Student Series – Aarón Ormaza Vera

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Érard Student Series

Brand new this year is our Érard Student Series, a talent program associated with our regular Érard Grand Piano Series. For the series, conservatory students from five different countries present their very own world premiere where piano music is always combined with another artform such as poetry, cinema, photography or dance. 

At TenClub we believe that piano concerts are among the most magical musical experiences to be had in life. That’s why a few years back, we decided to dedicate a series to our 1892 Érard Grand piano. Artem Belogurov, Ksenia Kouzmenko, Klára Würtz and many others have already performed in our acclaimed Érard Grand Piano Series in the unique and intimate atmosphere of our fin-de-siècle salon.

We are also of the view that growth in musicianship is a fascinating journey and it is one that we would like to get involved in. It is for this reason that we have invited eight excellent conservatory students of piano from all over the world to curate a program especially for the Érard at Nes 120, next door to the Mayer Manor. Curators of the series are senior classical piano teacher at the Utrecht Conservatory Henry Kelder and TenClub’s artistic leader and pianist Bas van Lier. 

About Aarón Ormaza Vera

Ecuadorian pianist Aarón Ormaza Vera (1995) currently studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Frank van de Laar, where he is pursuing a Master degree in Piano Performance. Aarón performs both as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist, which has brought him the opportunity of playing in some of the most renowned venues in the Netherlands such as Tivoli Vredenburg, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and Toonzaal Den Bosch. Aarón is a prizewinner at the 8th YPF European Piano Competition (the Netherlands), the IX Stasys Vainiūnas Competition for Pianists and Chamber Ensembles (Lithuania) and the International Student LiedDuo Competition in Groningen (the Netherlands). A member of two liedduo’s, Aarón has also performed as a soloist and orchestra on numerous occasions, playing concertos by Haydn, Beethoven, Grieg, and Liszt.

About Aarón Ormaza Vera’s program

Felix Mendelssohn – Fantaisie in F-sharp minor “Scottish”, Op. 28 [14 min] (1809 – 1847)

Ernesto Lecuona – Suite de Danzas Afro-Cubanas [8 min] (1896 – 1963)

I . Conga de medianoche II . Danza negra III . …y la negra bailaba!

Corsino Durán – Selection of short pieces [6 min] (1911 – 1975) Longuita Siluetas de mi raza Tristes alegrías

Jānis Mediņš – Daina No. 11 in E-flat major [9 min] (1890 – 1966) Daina No. 10 in F-sharp minor Daina No. 8 in D-flat major

– B R E A K –

Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition [35 min] (1839 – 1881)

Members and students: €0
Non-members: €10





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Doors open: 19:00 hrs
Start program: 20:00 hrs


8th May 2024


Nes 120, Amsterdam


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