Mon, Nov 26|
Merkin Concert Hall
Piano Sensation Alexandra Dariescu Performs for the Romanian Centenary in New York City
“Dariescu is enormously impressive” – BBC Music Magazine
Time & Location
Nov 26, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
About The Event
Irresistible ALEXANDRA DARIESCU, one of the best young pianists in the world, performs a Gala Recital on the occasion of the National Day of Romania and the Centenary Celebration of the Making of United Romania in 1918. Hosted by the prestigious Merkin Hall on 26 November and jointly organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations, the much-anticipated recital will offer a musical itinerary through 100 years of Romanian music with pieces composed by greats as George Enescu and Constantin Silvestri.
Opening remarks by H.E. Dr. Ion Jinga, Ambassador, the Romanian Representative to the United Nations, and Mr. Dorian Branea, Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.
The event is organized with the kind support of RA Entertainment. Followed by a reception.
“Dariescu is enormously impressive” – Tim Parry, BBC Music Magazine
From Carnegie Hall in New York to Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Royal Albert Hall in London, Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu, recently named as “one of the 30 pianists under 30 destined for a spectacular career” by the International Piano Magazine, fascinates audiences worldwide with her effortless musicality, charisma and exceptional stage presence. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music (with the Gold Medal) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the U.K., she has been mentored by Imogen Cooper and Andras Schiff. Along the years, Alexandra has performed with major orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, and European Union Youth Orchestra. She has recorded for Champs Hill Records, Signum Classics, and NMC Records. In spring 2018, she received the “Officer of the Romanian Crown” from the Royal Family of Romania and was selected as a Young European Leader by Friends of Europe. She was a Laureate at the Verbier Festival Academy and a recipient of the Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize and the U.K.’s Women of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture Category. Her 2018/19 season marks a special focus on works by female composers in important milestones, from Nadia Boulanger’s “Fantaisie variée” to Germaine Tailleferre’s “Ballade”, as well as the world tour premiere of her own production, “The Nutcracker and I” – a groundbreaking multimedia performance created for piano solo with live dance and digital animation.
(Photo credit: Marco Borggreve)
Free admission. You can book your free tickets HERE.