Lucía Zicos: the classical music conductor of the moment
She is one of the few women who fulfill that role in a profession where men are the majority. She razes her temper as soon as she steps on stage. She transforms, as if it were a beast in constant movement. Literally, she is the one who directs the baton: everyone looks at her and carries out her orders to the score through her gestures: some soft, harmonious, and others more ferocious or bombastic.
Concert by the National Symphony Orchestra with Lucía Zicos and Daniela Tabernig
Lucía Zicos, on this occasion addressed works absent from the usual repertoire, of great technical requirement and musical value. A double merit: rescuing them and being able to performs them as she did with one of the most important symphonic organizations in the country.
The Filiberto Orchestra celebrates 8M by initiating its relationship with the conductor Zicos and together with eight women
The Argentine National Music Orchestra Juan de Dios Filiberto begins its season under the baton of Lucía Zicos, main guest conductor of the cast in 2022
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The conductor, one of the most active in our environment, returns to the Filiberto’s podium with a program that she feels very close to.
Zicos has just recorded two works by the Argentine composer Claudia Montero, which will be released on disk. In March, at the CCK, she conducted the Camerata Argentina de Mujeres and was in charge of the curation of a program of female composers. As the pandemic allows, her professional activity is reconfigured and she hopes that commitments will gradually be reorganized. “I would like to work more with current composers, to be able to record those works, to approach joint work in the creative process, as a work in progress. The time of the pandemic forced us to digital communication, but it leaves us with an experience that it is possible to take advantage of in the future, to make the music produced here reach other places “, assures the conductor and concludes:” It is important to stimulate creation of Argentine composers, who are always missing from the programs of traditional orchestras ”.
Lucia Zicos. One of the few female orchestral conductors in Argentina.
“Music became an expressive bridge, capable of generating an emotional bond with audience, whether or not they were experts in the classical genre […]
Zicos conducted these days the Camerata Argentina de Mujeres, which, within the framework of the tributes that take place at the CCK, performed works by seven contemporary Argentine composers […]
She is committed to a sensitive approach to the public so that classical music is disclosed. […]
Doctor in Music, Zicos debuted in England at the head of the Darlington Festival Opera. Since then she has conducted in various parts of the world and also in the country”
THE GROWTH OF A NOTABLE CONDUCTOR
Precisely if there was a salient edge on this evening it was the growth of Zicos as performer. She guided with intelligence, with full gestural expressiveness and she obtained responses from the group at formidable moments. Her understanding with all the soloists participating in the programming was total and all the versions had full balance. […] Zicos managed to take expressiveness to the maximum, making the Orchestra completely free and look comfortable throughout the entire work. She has achieved extraordinary acting growth and hopefully we can see her directing more often. She certainly deserves it.
A GREAT CONCERT
It was evident in the “Poemas de los mares australes” by Alberto Williams that Lucía Zicos developed an arduous and highly effective work.
Then it was the turn of Richard Strauss and his “Four last songs”, Zicos managed to extract wonderful passages from the orchestra with notable interventions from all sectors of the ensemble.
The closing came from the “Konzertmusik”, Op. 50 for strings and brass by Paul Hindemith. Lucía Zicos did a job that allowed her to round off a wonderful job. Moments of brilliance and noble smoothness on the strings and very good interventions of the brass resulted in the immediate approval of the audience, which required the conductors greeting three times.
THE NATIONAL SYMPHONIC IN A GREAT NIGHT
Zicos fully understood the work (R. Strauss: Last four songs): if the singing is essential, the orchestration often adds moments without the voice, with well-played horn and concertmaster solos, and the orchestra is large, with all the richness of timbres of the best Strauss.
The “Juan de Dios Filiberto” orchestra and a special concert in the week of 8M
On Women’s Day concert, the national orchestra dedicated to Argentine music will make a special presentation that will feature the voice of Patricia Sosa, the baton of Lucía Zicos and the participation of outstanding guest musicians.
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¡Música, maestra!”: Lucía Zicos in concert tomorrow at the CCK.
“With a program made up of works by contemporary composers, the conductor sought to balance musical genres.
Doctor in music and faculty at the UCA, Zicos, despite her youth, already has a solid national and international career. In England she conducted Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” at the head of the Dartington Festival Orchestra. At the Opera in Sofia, Bulgaria, she performed “La Bohème” by Puccini, “Così fan tutte” by Mozart and “Aida” by Verdi.
Locally, she conducted a dozen titles at the San Juan Opera, and in 2010 she performed “Loreley”, by Catalani, at the Avenida Theater, with the well-remembered soprano Adelaida Negri, and at the Teatro Colón she participated in the Cycle of Argentine Interpreters. She performed the musical direction of the album “Ausencias”, winner of a 2014 Latin Grammy, and of the album “Mágica y Misteriosa”, which was Best Classical Music Album at the Latin Grammy 2018, both with music by the Argentine composer Claudia Montero.”
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“Zicos is a skillful director.”
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