May 4th, 2024 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 US with Argentina

Shortly after performing for the first time in Miami and for the third time at Carnegie Hall in New York as part of a solo piano tour of the United States, the Argentine classical music pianist Horacio Lavandera confirmed that he will be part of the city’s cultural grid from Mar del Plata during the 2024 winter holidays.

Before opening 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 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 – a state where it will have two performances -, Lavandera will perform an eclectic repertoire with works by Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, as well as the American George Gershwin and the contemporary composer Argentine and master bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi. This repertoire will be the one with which she will perform in “La Feliz” at the beginning of the winter break.

“I am very excited about this series of performances because, as you will see, I am going to interpret great authors of German classical music, but also 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, 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 previous presentations on American soil, 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, from the Boston Globe newspaper, considers that the artist offers “a wonderful demonstration of rhythmic strength and subtlety, and a play of colors on the surface and in the 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, he is the son of the renowned percussionist José María Lavandera. Considered a prodigy for his virtuosity and his precocious interpretations, Horacio began his professional path 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 Orquesta Filarmónica della Scala.

Lavandera has eleven albums to her credit. He has been endorsed by the Sony Music record label; He obtained several Gardel Awards from Argentina; he has recorded pieces by Astor Piazzolla. He has trained in countries like Italy and Spain.

He has also been invited to perform as a soloist with prestigious orchestras and conductors, as well as to offer recitals throughout America, Europe and Asia. He has been under the direction of outstanding teachers, 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. 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.