The second of the three works that will be performed on March 13 by the Iberian Sinfonietta, will be a very important and original work. This is the “Indálico” Concerto for Accordion and String Orchestra.
The Composer Alejandro Vivas, with whom we will talk later, premieres this version for String Orchestra. Today we focus on the Concert Accordion soloist, Marta Cubas Hondal, who with an almost irreverent youth, has become one of the Spanish revelation artists, and also, defending a very unknown instrument in its most academic facet, the Accordion.
We know her a little more through the interview we had with her:
Marta, 18 years old, already with a great career and an album with your sister, where are you in your career?
“Right now I am focused on my higher music studies at the Musikene Conservatory while I combine it by giving concerts, either alone or with my sister Cristina, a violinist.
At the moment I continue to train and learn everything I can to improve my technique and continue advancing musically and thus, in the future, know my limits better and decide what path I am going to take."
What relationship do you have with Malaga and Andalusia? Are you excited to participate in this program with the Iberian Sinfonietta?
“Since I was little I have spent summers in different areas of Andalusia and I am very excited to be able to travel to the south again and play in Malaga. It seems to me that it is a very special place because of its traditions and because of the warmth and joy of the people, which we really miss right now.
"I am very happy to play this wonderful concerto for accordion again and on this occasion I am lucky to be accompanied by a magnificent professional orchestra like the Iberian Sinfonieta, conducted by Juan Paulo Gómez."
What do you think of the Indálico Concerto , what do you like most about it?
“ I have been lucky enough to premiere several works written for accordion and orchestra, but the Indálico Concerto is very special since Alejandro Vivas composed this work for me and we were able to premiere it at the National Auditorium in Madrid. This concert consists of fresh melodies where, accompanied by a tonal and jovial harmony, shows us a different character in each movement. It is noticeable that the composer Alejandro Vivas has Almeria roots, which gives the work that happy and fun touch .”
Marta, we wish you a happy stay in Fuengirola, which we know you will love and you will surely return. We'll see you on March 13th and we wish you the best.
Jorge Rodríguez Morata
Pedagogical content coordinator