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TCPA presents Pianist Marouan Benabdallah
November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Acclaimed pianist Marouan Benabdallah is the leading representative of his native Morocco on the international concert stage, having recently performed debut recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Aspen Music Festival, Teatro Colon with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, the Castleton Festival Orchestra under the baton of Lorin Maazel.
With a musical heritage deeply rooted in the Hungarian tradition, Mr. Benabdallah received his formal training at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, and in 2008, was presented with the Medal of the Hungarian Parliament for his achievement in music.
Marouan Benabdallah’s “stunning natural virtuosity” (Nice-Matin, France) and “delicate stylishness” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) placed him as soloist in front of leading orchestras in Europe, Asia and the United States.
His recent performance highlights include the Aspen Music Festival, the Gstaad Music Festival; an extensive tour of India that featured the young pianist in a recital setting and as soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of India, among others.
In 2011. his debut at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, prompted the New York Times to praise his “resourceful pianism, lyrical instincts and thoughtfulness”. The attending Anthony Tommasini went on to write: “[Marouan Benabdallah] played with rich colorings and flair, and brought tenderness to the lyrical musings and vigor to the bursts of chords and dizzying passagework. How he managed to memorize music that seems such a succession of arbitrary ideas is beyond me.”
Possessing a deep musical interest that exceeds the confines of his instrument, Mr. Benabdallah also trained as a conductor during his studies at the Bela Bartok Conservatory, where he was a student of Gabor Eckhardt. In 2007, he received his diploma from the Franz Liszt Academy under the guidance of Sandor Falvai and Kalman Drafi after a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third piano concerto.
Marouan Benabdallah makes his home between Paris, Budapest, Rabat and Washington D.C. Marouan Benabdallah is a “Yamaha Artist”. Read more at www.marouan.org