|Dalia Lazar is Croatian pianist who had concerts and recitals in the United States, Israel, Russia, Switzerland, Greece, Venezuela, Croatia, Mexico, etc. At the age of sixteen she was admitted to Moscow's P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She has perfomed throughout former Soviet Union. She will perform a recital in memory of Maria Curcio on Wednesday, January 27th 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York.|
Dalia Lazar dedicates Carnegie Hall recital in memory of the great pianist Maria Curcio
TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27TH 2010 AT 7:30 PM
Pianist Dalia Lazar will perform a recital on Wednesday, January 27th 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The program includes Scarlatti's sonatas in B-minor (K. 27, L.449), F-minor (K.466, L.118) and D-minor (K.141, L.422); Chopin's Barcarolle (Op.60); Levitzki’s Arabesque Valsante (Op. 6); Moszkowski's Etude in F (Op.72 No. 6); Brahms' Four Piano Pieces (Op. 119) and Liszt’s Sonata in B-minor. This will be Ms. Lazar's third performance at Carnegie Hall.
The concert is dedicated to the great Maria Curcio who passed away recently. Maria Curcio (1918 – 2009), was an Italian classical pianist who became renowned as a greatly influential and sought-after teacher. Her students included Dame Mitsuko Uchida, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Barry Douglas, Radu Lupu, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Martha Argerich, and Geoffrey Tozer. Maria Curcio was the last student of the great Artur Schnabel and she passed on his teachings to her own students. Likewise, Dalia Lazar was the last student of Maria Curcio.
Dalia Lazar's playing is characterized by critics as "such noble playing," (Yediot Achronot, Tel Aviv), "un sentimento profundo" (Panorama, Venezuela), "virtuosismo y impecable fraseo" (El Nacional, Venezuela), "that rare combination of charisma, personality and terrific pianistic facility" (pianist Tzimon Barto), and "...an inspiring display of musical excellence” (Daily Republic).
Final Program for 27th January 2010, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Concert in memory of great Maria Curcio (1918-2009)
DALIA LAZAR, piano
Scarlatti Sonata in B-minor, K. 27, L.449
Sonata in F-minor, K.466, L.118
Sonata in D-minor, K.141, L.422
Chopin Barcarolle, Op.60
Levitzki Arabesque Valsante, Op. 6
Moszkowski Etude in F, Op.72 No. 6
Brahms Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119
Liszt Sonata in B-minor
Works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Levitzki, Moszkowski, Brahms and Liszt.
As a finalist in New York Concert Artist Guild Competition, Dalia Lazar made her New York debut at Rubenstein Hall, followed by her Carnegie Recital Hall debut later that year. Since then she has performed a broad repertoire as a soloist in concerts and recitals worldwide, including the United States, Israel, Russia, Switzerland, Greece, Venezuela, Croatia, Mexico and Romania.
Born in Croatia, Dalia Lazar began studying piano at an early age. Her first piano teacher recognized her uncommon talent and pianistic ability, and at the age of sixteen she was admitted to Moscow’s P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory. During her studies in Moscow, Ms. Lazar performed throughout Soviet Union. Immediately after her graduation at the Moscow Conservatory, Ms. Lazar decided to continue her career in New York and London where she studied with Karl Urlich Schnabel and Maria Curcio.
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Her chamber music repertoire includes the works for violin and piano duo and piano trio, which she performed extensively with her late husband, violinist Lucian Lazar. Her recent CD includes works by Schumann, Beethoven and Chopin.
Ms Lazar is a resident of Westport, Connecticut.
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