María José Montiel will begin 2014 with Gustav Mahler: she will perform the Bohemian composer´s Second Symphony in the Auditorium of Milan (24th and 26th January) alongside the Verdi Foundation Symphony Orchestra and the Milano Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Choir, which the Spanish singer has been collaborating with for a decade.
After her Milanese engagements, María José Montiel will begin a tour of recitals in Spain which will take her to Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia, beginning her journey at the Bilbao Philharmonic Society on the 30th January, where she will be accompanied by Rubén Fernández Aguirre on piano. The programme includes the marvellous Wesendonk-Lieder as well as pieces by Falla, Montsalvatge and Debussy, among others.
On the 5th February, again with Fernández Aguirre and with a similar programme, she will travel to the March Foundation in Madrid before heading to the Valencia Philharmonic Society on the 10th to perform in a completely different format, this time accompanied on the harp by Luisa Domingo.
Some days later, on the 23rd February, Montiel will once again sing for Madrid concert goes at a charity performance alongside the legendary Ruggero Raimondi at the National Auditorium; both artists will be accompanied on the piano by Edelmiro Arnaltes.