Claudio Bohórquez recorded Krysztof Penderecki's "Largo", under the baton of the composer himself and the Sinfonia Juventus orchestra, which has been just freshly released by the Polish label Dux. Recently he performed the piece also in Puerto Rico.
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Brahms: Sonata in F major op. 99
Penderecki: Divertimento for Cello Solo
Music by Wilhelm Furtwängler, Ludwig van Beethoven, Paul Hindemith, Max Reger, Richard Strauss among others
Texts by Edith Stargardt-Wolff, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Thomas Mann, Klaus Lang, Berndt W. Wesseling, Henrik Holm, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau among others
Claudio Bohórquez, descent of Peruvian and Uruguayan ancestors, has been hailed as one of the most exciting and fascinating musicians of his generation by conductors, audiences, concert presenters and critics alike.His recent tour with the National Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach with concerts in Washington and Latin America was a huge success. He played “unforgettably and excellent” and his interpretation of the Lalo Cello concert was “the most beautiful I have ever heard”, wrote a Washington Post critic. In the 2012/2013 season Claudio Bohórquez was able to display his talent as chamber musician: he appeared in Madrid and Bilbao together with Jörg Widmann and Katia Skanavi and performed piano trios by Beethoven with Viviane Hagner and Jonathan Gilad during the Beethoven Marathon at Konzerthaus Berlin.
As a student of Boris Pergamenschikow, Claudio Bohórquez achieved success at an early age at international competitions such as the Tschaikowsky Youth Competition in Moscow and the Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris. This culminated in 2000 with three awards at the first International Pablo Casals Competition held under the auspices of the Kronberg Academy: Marta Casals Istomin presented Claudio Bohórquez with first prize, a special award for the best chamber music, and also the use of Casals’ Gofriller cello for a period of two years. He also won first prize at the International Music Competition in Geneva, an achievement that marked the start of his career as a soloist. Meanwhile he has become a teacher himself: since 2003 he is guest professor at the 'Hanns Eisler' Academy of Music in Berlin… Read more