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Pianist Enrique Graf in Europe and South America

November 9, 2017 | By Chee Hang
Artist Representative

 

A few busy weeks coming up for distinguished pianist Enrique Graf. On Wednesday, November 15 at 8 PM he plays a recital at Wallace’s Art House in Edinburgh, Scotland. On Friday, November 17 at 1 PM he plays at London’s St. Martin in the Fields presented by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe. For more information on the free concert visit: https://bachtrack.com/concert-listing/st-martin-in-the-fields/enrique-graf-in-london-recital/17-november-2017/01-00

On Tuesday, November 28 he will be soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Montevideo in Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra. He will be joined by Spanish pianist Maria Jose de Bustos and the orchestra will be conducted by its Music Director Ligia Amadio. The concert which takes place at Teatro Solis will be broadcast live at 5:30 PM (ET) on http://www.radios.com.uy/#radio-clasica-650-am        More information about the concert can be found here: http://www.teatrosolis.org.uy/uc_3522_1.html

On Thursday, December 7 at 8 PM he plays a recital at Teatro Florencio Sanchez in Paysandú, Uruguay.

The recital programs include works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Tosar and Mompou.  Mr. Graf’s All - Poulenc CD on the Carlton Classics/IMP label with the Charleston Symphony, the Prague Wind Quintet and others was chosen “CD of the week by the London Sunday Times and received Five Stars on Classic CD Magazine.

 

About Enrique Graf

Internationally acclaimed pianist Enrique Graf has been variously described as "an assured and technically complete pianist" (The Washington Post), "one of the best interpreters of his generation" (El País), who plays with "fiery virtuosity" (The New York Times).

After winning all of the national competitions in his native Uruguay he was awarded a scholarship from the Peabody Conservatory and the OAS to study with Leon Fleisher. First Prize winner in the William Kapell International Piano Competition, National Ensemble Piano Competition and East & West International Competition Graf has been soloist with the orchestras of Baltimore, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Florida, West Virginia, Illinois, Flagstaff, Macon, Augusta, Greenville, Johnstown, Waco, Bogota, Rosario, Concepcion, Tucuman, Charleston, New York, Puerto Rico and Jupiter Symphonies, Symphony of the Americas, National Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Chamber Orchestra, American Chamber Orchestra, Hudson Valley, South Carolina, Montevideo, Moscow, Lviv and Janacek Philharmonics, Sinfonia da Camara, Florida Virtuosi, and the national orchestras of Ukraine, Chile, Uruguay, Peru and Colombia among others.

Enrique Graf has played at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Krannert Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, National Gallery of Art, Cultural Centers of Sao Paulo and Manila, Teatro Opera in Buenos Aires, Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Florida, South Bay Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, Chautauqua Festival, San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival in Mexico, University of Maryland and University of Houston International Piano Festivals, Spoleto International Piano Festival and Music Fest Perugia in Italy, Festivals of Natal, Santa Maria and Vale Veneto in Brazil, Contrasts Festival in Lviv and Kiev Music Fest in Ukraine.

 

An all Poulenc CD with the Charleston Symphony was “Pick of the Week” by the Sunday London Times and received five stars in Classic CD. Other recordings of Bach Suites, Mozart Sonatas, Mendelssohn and Bach Variations, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Liszt Sonata, concerti by Beethoven, Grieg, Edward Hart, Gershwin, and Leonardo Balada, have been described as "ideal performances, unusually interesting" (Fanfare).


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