From September 22 to 27, 2020

The Iturbi Award by the Diputación de València has created the ITURBI FESTIVAL to commemorate the birthday of the Valencian pianist. Its first edition will be held from the 22nd to the 27th of September of 2020 at the Centre Cultural la Beneficència.

Do you play the piano?

This year is the 125th anniversary of the Valencian pianist José Iturbi. To celebrate the occasion, the ITURBI International Piano Competition Valencia will be installing pianos outdoors in conjunction with Clemente Pianos at emblematic places across the city on September 20th.


Clemente Pianos will contribute to this celebration by making several grand pianos available to the public.


If you would like to take part or play an instrument or sing, please sign up by writing to pianoiturbi@dival.es  stating your full name and telephone number.


FIRST ITURBI FESTIVAL – 125th Anniversary of José Iturbis birth


Sunday 20

Do you play the piano? Street piano day in partnership with Clemente Pianos on their 30th anniversary

Locations: Landmarks in the centre of Valencia: Plaza de la Virgen, Plaza dels Furs, Plaza Redonda, Gateway of the Lonja and the Bull Ring esplanade


Tuesday 22

Opening concert

19:00 Ten pianos for Iturbi                                                                  Plaza de la Virgen

In partnership with Clemente

Pianos on their 30th anniversary

Ten pianos in the open air will perform

Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, De Falla and Bernstein


20:30 Iturbi, 20th century piano pioneer                                   La Beneficència Culture Centre

Conference and concert. Justo Romero “Iturbi, más allá de la pipa y la sonrisa” (Iturbi, more than just a pipe and a smile) and Javier Perianes, piano.

Javier Perianes, piano.

Pieces by De Falla, Albéniz, Debussy


Wednesday 23

20:30 Manuel Quiroga and José Iturbi                                        La Beneficència Culture Centre

                      Quiroga Quartet

                      Javier Perianes, piano

Pieces by Beethoven and Schumann


Thursday 24

            20:30 La Iberia de Iturbi.                                                                  La Beneficència Culture Centre

                     Gustavo Díaz Jerez, piano

 Pieces by Antonio Soler, Gustavo Díaz and Albéniz


Friday 25

20:30 A propósito de Iturbi (About Iturbi)                                           La Beneficència Culture Centre

Documentary presented by its director, Manuel Gil


Saturday 26

20:30 Amparo Iturbi and Granados                                                  La Beneficència Culture Centre

                      Marta Zabaleta, piano

                      Goyescas. Enrique Granados


Sunday 27

20:30 The Iturbi Prize                                                                              La Beneficència Culture Centre

                      Franziska Pietsch, violin

                      Indaco Quartet

                       Josu de Solaun, piano

                       Pieces by Chausson, Saint-Saëns and Schumann


C. C. La Beneficència / Limited capacity / Free access

Ticket collection: From Wednesday September 16 in the lobby of C. C. La Beneficència or through the website entradesvalencia.com (maximum 2 tickets per person)

For reasons related to the health crisis of COVID-19, the Iturbi Festival concerts will be held with limited capacity to guarantee health recommendations. The use of a mask is mandatory.

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