HORACIO LAVANDERA in Concert
The Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist has the privilege to announce that piano prodigy HORACIO LAVANDERA is returning to our city to offer an exclusive piano concert on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm. Following a series of concerts in Germany, Lavandera will be heading to the USA for a tour that will take him through the most outstanding venues in Rochester, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Naples, Florida.
As the youngest competitor, he won the highest prize at the III International Piano Competition Umberto Micheli at the age of sixteen, in Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Italy), playing a diverse repertoire, including pieces from baroque to contemporary music. He was also awarded a Special Prize by the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, for his interpretation of Ravels Concerto in G Major in the final round.
From that moment on, Lavandera has been invited to perform in some of the most important venues around the world in cities like Munich, Paris, London, Boston, Rome, Vienna, Hamburg, Tokyo, Madrid, Buenos Aires, and others.
Besides the Filarmonica della Scala, his presence has been requested by numerous prestigious orchestras, such as Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española, London Chamber Players, Orquesta Estable del Teatro Real, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional and Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires.
In addition to covering the classical repertoire, he seeks to spread and promote contemporary music, sometimes doing world-class premieres, having collaborated with musicians like Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel, Richard Dubugnon, Guillaume Connesson, Atsuhiko Gondai and many others. He is in fact one of the pianists officially recommended by Stockhausen to perform his music.
A Steinway artist, Lavandera's program in the US will be a continuation of the program he offered here two years ago, including Beethoven (to whom he was devoted during a period of formation with Maurizio Pollini in Italy), Mozart, Mendelssohn, Gershwin, Schubert and Dino Saluzzi. Manfred Eicher, a legend in the music business, was responsible for Lavander'as recording of Saluzzi's album Imagenes, which has been published by ECM New Series and received numerous awards. Ted Gioia, music critic of the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, rated this album among the best 20 albums of the year 2015. Saluzzi, probably the most prominent living composer in Argentina, embodies a unique style, combining classical and contemporary musical styles with folklore, tango and jazz. Besides ECM Recordings, Lavandera has recorded CDs for Sony Music, EPSA and NIBIUS, among others.
In 2014, he was featured in the movie Zonda, folclore argentino, by Oscar nominee Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura.
Lavandera's Latin temperament, coupled with German perfection and deep knowledge of the twentieth century repertoire, guarantees an exceptional interpretation ahead of us. Truly, a concert no one in Minnesota should miss.
Doors open at 7:00 PM.
TICKETS ARE FULLY REFUNDABLE UP UNTIL 72 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT.
Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (View)
11 4th AVE SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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