About the Event
For an extraordinary evening of piano classics, visit the impressive Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona to hear the masterpieces of Chopin, Pärt and Rota.
It is a pleasure to invite once again, on this occasion in recital, one of the most personal and sought‐after pianists in the world, Alice Sara Ott. Ott will present, in a world premiere, a recital centred on Chopin's 24 Preludes, op. 28. A recital in which the art of her piano will merge, live, with delicate and suggestive visual images created by the artist Hakan Demirel that will make us travel through landscapes beyond music.
Palau de la Música Catalana
The Palau de la Musica Catalana is a dazzling building situated in the northern part of Barcelona's Old Town. An architectural jewel of the Catalan Art Nouveau style, built between 1905 and 1908, its rich interior displays the work of the region's artisans in the form of stained‐glass windows, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and blacksmithing. The extensive use of glass in the construction of the venue creates stunningly radiant interiors. The dusty red facade of the Palau is decorated with busts of great composers including Bach, Beethoven and Wagner, and colorful mosaics in floral patterns.
The centre of the Palau is the magnificent concert hall, entirely lit by natural sunlight due to the extraordinary skylight in the centre of the richly ornate ceiling, which is popular for symphonic and chamber music. According to Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the architect who designed the Palau, the aim was to create a “garden for music” – an objective he definitely managed to achieve.