May 4th, 2024

Mdpok.ar. Horacio Lavandera: from Carnegie Hall in New York to Mar del Plata. Teatro Colon, July 18, 2024, 9 p.m.

“On July 18 at the Teatro Colón in Mar del Plata to unite the USA with Argentina.”

Shortly after making his debut in Miami and for the third time at Carnegie Hall in New York as part of a solo piano tour across the United States, Argentine classical pianist Horacio Lavandera confirmed his participation in Mar del Plata’s cultural agenda during the 2024 winter holidays.

Before kicking off his North American tour, he announced his concert on July 18 at 9 p.m. at the Teatro Colón in Mar del Plata, and tickets are already on sale at a pre-sale price through the Articket system [https://articket.com.ar/HORACIO-LAVANDERA/] and in cash at La Casa de las Guitarras (Belgrano 3420 – Mar del Plata), CONEX (San Martín 3263 – Mar del Plata), and Fix Up Tattoo Studio (Alsina 933 – Tandil (Sustainable PDV)).

Both in Miami (7/05) and at Carnegie Hall and in Minnesota – where he will have two performances – Lavandera will perform an eclectic repertoire including works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn, as well as pieces by American composer George Gershwin and contemporary Argentine composer and master bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi. This repertoire will be presented in “La Feliz” right at the beginning of the winter break.

“I am very excited about this series of performances because, as you can see, I will interpret works by great authors of German classical music, but also by two paradigmatic composers from Argentina and the United States, such as Saluzzi and Gershwin,” said the young maestro, who is also a producer and director.

In line with this, the pianist continued: “My idea is to connect Argentina and the United States through my piano, an instrument whose presence in the cultural development of both societies was fundamental.”

Regarding his previous performances in the United States, the local specialized press has praised him. “Just as Wynton Marsalis represents jazz in the United States, Lavandera represents classical music in Argentina,” wrote Keith Widyolar of New York Latin Culture Magazine. Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe considers that the artist offers “a superb demonstration of rhythmic strength and subtlety, and a play of colors in the surface and depth of the music.”

Horacio Lavandera is one of the most acclaimed young classical pianists of the last twenty years. He was born in Buenos Aires in 1984, the son of the renowned percussionist José María Lavandera. Considered a prodigy for his virtuosity and early interpretations, Horacio began his professional career at the age of 16 when he won the III Umberto Micheli International Piano Competition at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. He also received a special and unique award from the Philharmonic Orchestra della Scala.

Lavandera has eleven albums to his credit. He has been backed by Sony Music; he has won several Gardel Awards from Argentina; he has recorded pieces by Astor Piazzolla. He has trained in countries such as Italy and Spain.

He has also been invited to perform as a soloist with prestigious orchestras and conductors, as well as to give recitals throughout America, Europe, and Asia. He has been under the baton of distinguished maestros such as Charles Dutoit, Antonio Pappano, Benjamin Zander, Michael Zilm, Terje Mikkelsen, Arthur Fagen, Martin Sieghart, Christopher Wilkins, David Murphy, George Pehlivanian, Franz-Paul Decker, Enrique Arturo Diemecke, among others.

Lavandera is also considered a popular phenomenon in his country because he was the protagonist of two national television cultural programs and the film “Zonda” (2014) by renowned Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura.

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