-I will play music by Bach and Messiaen, I hope the public likes it. It’s quite interesting, I want to show those contrasts between the baroque and the contemporary, as well as the atmosphere created by the acoustics of the church.
– Did you know since childhood that wanted to dedicate himself to music professionally?
-I started when I was five years old, like many children because I had a lot of energy and you know your parents sign you up for everything (dance, singing classes, sports, etc.). So I started when I was five years old, but it wasn’t until I was 10 that I started to stand out. I didn’t know at first what my profession would be. When you are older, you start to stand out and you take it in a different way, but at the beginning you see the option of doing different things; maybe you miss school for a few days for a contest, it’s like an adventure. Everything is new, exciting, you don’t have as much sense of responsibility.
-Why the organ and not another instrument?
-I play the piano too, but the organ is special. Each organ is different, it is also a privilege to be able to access incredible sites. It is an extraordinary thing, I enter places that as a tourist you cannot sometimes visit. In addition, the instrument speaks to me, with its sounds, its colors, it speaks to me with everything.
– Of all your achievements, which one are you most proud of?
-The truth is that I consider that I am very lucky because I have also worked and work a lot and very hard, despite the difficulties I have had no doubts that I love my profession. For me, what makes me feel very proud is the response from the public. I’ll tell you an anecdote that was very special to me: I accompanied a silent film on the piano a long time ago and people cried, the film was beautiful and the music complemented it. Seeing that emotion from the audience made me feel very proud and moved. Having people respond to you and feeling that connection is the best thing for me.
– Do you have any mania or routine before or after playing?
-Eat a banana before acting because of the slow sugars and to calm me down, but above all the two days before acting I don’t rehearse, I relax. Right now I’m going swimming which is something I love to do. But yes, in short, be well, calm and rest and when it’s not this hot, go for walks.
-What do you like most about our country?
-I currently live in Granada and I feel that I have a lot of country to discover. I would like to have more time to visit the cities I play. For example, I would like to go to Galicia, which is a place that interests me a lot.
– What projects do you have in hand?
-Just after the festival I’m going to Norway to play at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, which is the northernmost Gothic cathedral in the world and makes me very excited. I go to the cool and leave this heat here, unlike some Norwegians. I really like that area and the weather, it is quite an adventure that has me very excited and excited. Although everything has its difficulties, because organists don’t always play in comfortable places. Not all churches, for example, are well equipped, in El Salvador, here in Granada, it is very hot.
-What do you like most about your profession?
-Communicate with people. Something I have learned from this profession and especially as I have grown is that we are all equal. You go to Japan believing that you are going to find a totally different world, but no, the public is equally moved by your music. People have the same heart, but it expresses itself differently. We all have a soul, we all have the same problems, the same worries and the same feelings.