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International pianist to perform at Tannery Pond

NORTH CREEK - On Saturday, Jan. 23 The Tannery Pond Community Center will welcome Eugene Albulescu, internationally acclaimed pianist.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Alessandro Scarlatti's 3 Sonatas, Ludwig Van Beethoven's "Appassionata" Sonata, Franz Joseph Haydn's Sonata in E flat major and Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No, 2. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Albulescu is an award-winning performer who combines a blazing technique with the artistic integrity and originality to express musical emotions at their most personal level. He follows a distinguished line of "pianist/conductors," including Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim and many more.

Albulescu's emergence on the international scene came in 1994, when his debut recording (Albulescu Plays Liszt, MANU1446) earned him the Grand Prix du Disque Liszt, awarded for the best Liszt recording of the year. He joined legendary recipients such as Horowitz and Brendel.

Since then, Albulescu has maintained a successful career in the United States and abroad. The New York Times have credited with having "infallible fingers of steel," declaring that "nothing, anywhere, has any terrors for him."

Albulescu performed in New York at Barge Music in 1996, and later gave his Carnegie Hall debut in the Stern Auditorium in 2001, performing the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Orchestra of St. Peter's-by-the-Sea. He gained national recognition in the United States with broadcasts on several classical stations, as well as on NPR's Performance Today.

For more information on the performance, call 251-3751 or see visit www.upperhudsonmusic.org.

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