Izhar Elias

Izhar Elias

Franz Schubert and the guitar

Let yourself be moved by Schubert's last piano sonata, played on two special nineteenth-century guitars. It was not until long after Schubert's death that his piano sonatas were rediscovered. By now, these pieces are among the most ingenious works of Western classical music. A recent discovery is that Schubert owned several guitars during his life and even played them. With arrangements Fernando Cordas made of Schubert's last Piano Sonata his Schubert and the guitar are forever connected


Spanish fire

Thanks to musicologist Felipe Pedrell, Manuel de Falla became interested in native Spanish music. El amor brujo' (The enchanting love) was created as a purely Spanish flamenco piece for voice, dance and orchestra. Although De Falla's later version for ballet is best known nowadays, a version for two guitars should of course not be missing. With the fiery, passionate music of De Falla and Albéniz, the modern guitar really comes into its own!


Izhar Elias

Izhar Elias is perhaps the most famous guitarist in the Netherlands. As the very first guitarist he won the Dutch Music Prize. This prize is the highest state distinction that can be awarded to a musician working in classical music. During the Koningsdagconcert 2016 he could be seen live on television.

The press about Izhar Elias:

  • "With Izhar Elias is the guitar orchestra and singer" (NRC)
  • "Overcame the power of his compelling and clear subtleties." (Telegraph)


Fernando Cordas

In 2010 Fernando Cordas made his definitive breakthrough when he replaced the world famous guitarist Pepe Romero in a performance of Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. Since then he plays with all the major orchestras. Since 2001 Fernando Cordas has been researching the history of the guitar in the nineteenth century and since September 2014 Cordas has been teaching at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.

The press about Fernando Riscado Cordas:

  • "Fernando Cordas plays with such ease, mastery and power of expression that the music sounds like new."


Fernando Cordas: "With the classical guitar you seduce people to really listen"
"With the subtle sounds of the classical guitar, you seduce people to listen. And when people take the time to really listen, she makes it so much richer. If we manage to seduce the audience with the colourful sound world of our instrument, then our mission is accomplished. ”
(Read the interview with Fernando Cordas.)

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Saturday 10 March 2018, 20:00

The enchanting love for the guitar draws the lives of Izhar Elias and Fernando Cordas. Full of fire and passion they perform the music of Manuel de Falla in the Edesche Concert Hall. Beautiful arrangements of Schubert's last piano sonata show a completely different side of the guitar. Fernando Cordas and Izhar Elias are well-known guitarists who give the genre of guitar music its own face. Listen to the versatility of the guitar and discover what 'El amor brujo' stands for!

When and where

Begin time:
Saturday 10 March 2018, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

  • Many payment options online;
  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
  • Subsidy free and independent. Sponsor: DagjeWeg.NL Tickets;
  • NPO Radio 4 broadcasts regularly from the Edesche Concertzaal. Listen again to e.g.

Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

Directions: Car Public transportation