Internationally acclaimed pianist Enrique Graf to return to Hilton Head Island as the featured solo performer for the 2023 TPAC Gala Wine Dinner and Recital at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at TidePointe Vi Luxury Senior Living Community.
Exciting his own personal passions, Graf will open his flavorful program with music teasing various South American palettes: composers Eduardo Gilardoni, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Marian Mores, Eduardo Fabini, and Hector Tosar. He will close the recital with a centuries-old and well-acclaimed Hungarian, Franz Liszt, and his Sonata in B minor, a dramatic and exciting classically European masterpiece that since its premiere has received both critical acclaim and competitive scrutiny for its hidden meanings.
TPAC Immediate Past-President, Cynthia Gorski-Popiel reminisced “Enrique’s artistic vision and energy were apparent from the first we met him when he served on the Symphony’s Hilton Head International Piano Competition Jury in 2006 (and then again in 2012). Now he is sharing his talents with South America at the International Festival of Colonia, Uruguay. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring him back to HHI again.”
Graf has performed in recitals, chamber music, and with orchestras in the most important venues in the United States such as Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, South Bay Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, Broward Center for the Arts in Florida, and Carnegie Hall. He has participated in the festivals of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, Chautauqua in New York, Music Fest Perugia and Spoleto International Piano Festival in Italy, Festivals of Santa Maria and Natal in Brazil, Kiev Music Festival and those of the universities of Maryland and Houston among others. He has performed at the Argentinian Mozarteum, the Cultural Centers of São Paulo and Manila, and the Beethoven Society of Europe at St. Martin in the Fields and St. James Piccadilly in London.
Graf has been a soloist with orchestras in New York, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Nashville, Indianapolis, Richmond, Washington, Miami, Orlando, New Jersey, West Virginia, Charleston, Flagstaff, Greenville, Raleigh/Durham, Hudson Valley , Springfield, Texas, Moscow, Prague, Kiev, Lviv, Puerto Rico, Bogotá, Santiago, Concepcion, Rosario, Tucumán, Caracas, Lima, Montevideo, Belo Horizonte and the Florida Virtuosi, Janacek Philharmonic, American Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera in Illinois and the Symphony of the Americas.
TPAC 2023 Wine Dinner and Concert Tickets may be purchased online at this link on Eventbrite.
This event is sponsored by TidePointe, a Vi Senior Living Community.