The famous Mexican conductor and pianist Enrique Bátiz will have a piano recital in front of the Franciscan monastery in Pridvorje in the Konavle region, on Saturday, 23 July beginning at 21:30. Discovering forgotten places outside the historical centre of Dubrovnik and around the county represents a novelty of this year’s program. No doubt that Maestro Bátiz will make summer eve in Pridvorje beautiful and special with the sonatas of Beethoven i Chopin. A bus transfer is organized and included in the entrance ticket price.
Enrique Bátiz was born in Mexico City and after a brilliant career as a pianist he devoted himself to conducting and became one of the most famous conductors of Latin America. He has conducted more than 500 orchestras around the world and has recorded for the BBC in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Artist appreciated for his vehemence and his enthusiasm, he expresses a deep and special musical understanding even among the most recognized conductors. For some years now Bátiz has returned to his first love, the piano, with the enthusiasm and the musical experience with the ability to recreate the colourfulness of the orchestral sound palette. For the festival audience he will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, Pathetique, Frédéric Chopin's Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 and also Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53 – Heroic and Robert Schumann's Novelette No. 1 in F major, Op. 21.
A bus transfer is organized and included in the entrance ticket price. A bus leaves at 20:15 from the main bus station and stops at the Grawe building bus station (20:20), Cable car station (20:25), Mlini (20:35), Zvekovica (20:40) and Čilipi (20:45). Entrance tickets are available at box offices in the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1) and Luža Bell Tower and at the venue, one hour prior to the performance.