Cueva de los Verdes, auditorio

The artist from Dúo Boix Masramon assures us that magnificent settings such as Cueva de los Verdes allure both musicians and the audience to immerse themselves in the magic of music.

The Cueva de los Verdes Music Festival welcomesDúo Boix Masramonon 19 January, and those who attend will enjoy the finesse of classical music in the remarkable setting that is Cueva de los Verdes.

Dúo Masramon, formed by soprano Eugenia Boix and pianist Laia Masramon, offer the audience a refined musical journey moving from classic to salon music to opera, transporting the audience to the most exclusive Parisian salons.It’s a one-way trip, because anyone touched by the message these young artists transmit, will never be the same again.

Musical exquisiteness by Dúo Masramon

DUO BOIX MASRAMON Festival Cueva de los Verdes

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If the performance could be defined in simple terms, it would be the search for musical exquisiteness to bring it into a single auditorium.This is the second time the duo perform together, as they already played side-by-side in Segovia two years ago on a similar project, which aimed to take the audience on a broad and varied musical journey. “We met at that concert and realised that we had a lot in common, as well as a huge connection both on a personal and musical level that gave us great fluidity as a duo”, Laia Masramon explains.

In Lanzarote, they will offer an extremely original programme, giving a very broad vision what was once known as salon music. It will include solo piano pieces, chamber pieces and opera arias.“We will begin the concert with a set of six Mozart Leider pieces, which are some of the beautiful in classical music. From there we move on to Schubert’s first romanticism, with the exquisite and mature language that characterised the artist”, explains the pianist, pointing out that the graceful themes selected for this first part will dazzle the audience.“The second part of the concert will focus on Parisian salons, with meticulously chosen works by Debussy, Chopin right up to the works of Liszt”, she tells us. “We chose the idea of Parisians salons due to the intellectual and cultural ambience that surrounded them. They were places where the elite of European society gathered during that era.”

Contrasts and emotions

DUO BOIX MASRAMON Festival Cueva de los Verdes

Proponen, por tanto, un viaje de exquisiteces, contrastes y emociones. “Los músicos de la época se quedaban prendados de la intelectualidad de aquellos salones y nosotros proponemos una inmersión en aquel ambiente”, señala Masramon. “Nuestra idea es ir enlazando obras excelsas con otras obras de la misma calidad. Finalmente pasaremos al bell canto, interpretando un par de arias de ópera para un colofón final que haga disfrutar al oyente. Nuestra intención es enlazar colores y armonías, similitudes y contrastes. Pretendemos hacer un juego de similitudes armónicas, anímicas y colorísticas”.

La Cueva de los Verdes, un escenario mágico

Cueva del los Verdes, a magical setting

This beautiful performance will be further enhanced by the charm of the setting itself: Cueva de los Verdes. “I don’t know Lanzarote too well, but I’m looking forward to performing here on the island. I’ve heard so much about Cueva de los Verdes, people say that it’s an exceptionally beautiful setting with excellent acoustics, and I can’t wait for 19 January”, she points out. “I think that concerts that take place against extraordinary backdrops help both the musicians and the audience to become absorbed in a special kind of feeling

The pianist believes that music should be a fundamental part of children’s education from a very young age, because it’s the only way to ensure they will appreciate it as adults. “We all need to try harder, as a society, to discover, understand and appreciate music, because once you have found it, it will stay with you for life”, and adds “Music has never been more accessible than it is now, so it’s important to learn and understand it. From my point of view, a society that is unable to appreciate art is a society without spirit. Music helps us improve, lets us fight for our dreams, to try harder. We all need to try harder to give art the importance it deserves.

A la belleza de la propuesta hay que añadir el atractivo del propio escenario, la Cueva de los Verdes. “Yo no conozco Lanzarote, pero tengo muchas ganas de actuar aquí, en la isla, porque me han hablado muchísimo de la Cueva de los Verdes, me han dicho que es un marco excepcionalmente bonito, con una muy buena acústica, y tengo muchas ganas de que llegue el 19 de enero”, señala. “Creo que los conciertos que cuentan, además, con un marco fuera de lo común, ayudan a que los músicos y los espectadores se impregnen de una emoción especial, al objetivo real de la música: transformar el alma de las personas”.

Para la pianista es imprescindible que la música forme parte de la educación de los más jóvenes desde niños porque es la única manera de lograr que, de adultos, la aprecien. “Deberíamos esforzarnos todos más, como sociedad para conocer, comprender y apreciar la música, porque, en el momento en que la conoces, se trata de una riqueza que te acompaña de por vida”, y añade. “Nunca antes hemos tenido la música tan accesible, lo importante es aprender a entenderla. Desde mi punto de vista, una sociedad que no sabe apreciar el arte es una sociedad vacía de espíritu. La música nos hace mejores, nos permite luchar por nuestros sueños, esforzarnos. Debemos esforzarnos todos para dar al arte el peso que merece”