Date: 26/06/2014 - 28/06/2014
Time: All Day
[quote_box_center]Described by Classical Piano as ‘reminding of nothing less than great Martha Argerich as she took the audience by storm’, internationally acclaimed Romanian pianist Luiza Borac is back in London for a series of musical treats.[/quote_box_center]
She will be performing at the Steinway Hall on the evening of June 26 and the next day, on June 27, will feature as the ‘pianist of the month’ at St Martin-in-the-Fields, in a concert series celebrating 65 years of the venerable church’s musical programme. The playlist includes George Enescu, Franz Schubert, Leopold Godowski and Friedrich Kreisler.
[pull_quote_center]’Luiza Borac has brilliantly raised international awareness of the piano works of her country’s musical hero George Enescu’ – BBC Music Magazine[/pull_quote_center]
Winner of the BBC Award 2007 for the best solo CD recording of the year, and of more than 30 top prizes and distinctions, Luiza Borac has gained international recognition through her stage presence, passionate interpretations and sovereign technique.
Luiza held a scholarship of the Chopin Society Hannover for her studies at the Hannover Music Academy and completed her musical education at the Juillard School of Music in New York and at Como International Piano Foundation. The artist performed extensively in Europe and USA where her concerts were broadcasted by major radio/TV stations. She performed solo recitals in venues such as the Carnegie Weill Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Athenaeum Bucharest or Puccini Hall Milan, and appeared in festivals including Oslo Grieg, Prokofiev at the Barbican Centre London, Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Chopin Festivals in Vienna and Milan.
She has performed as soloist with Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Nations, Bucharest and Cologne Radio Orchestras, Utah Symphony Orchestra and has worked with artists like Vladimir Jurowski, Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu among others.
She has recorded for many radio, TV and CD productions around Europe and the USA. Her recording repertoire includes works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Kreisler-Rachmaninoff, Franck, Enescu, Lipatti und Janacek. With AVIE Records Luiza has worked for more than 10 years and recorded 6 albums.
- When: Thursday, 26 June, 6pm
- Where: Steinway Hall, 44 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2DB. Free entry. No booking required.
- When: Friday, 27 June, 1pm
- Where: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. This lunchtime concert is free and no ticket is required.