Friday, November 21, 2014

Piano Concert on Saturday November 22

French Pianist Eric Artz plays tomorrow night at 8 PM at the French Institute at Dar Batha. His repertoire will include Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Debussy

Eric Artz has played as a soloist since he was a teenager, and was awarded First Prize at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris in 2012. He is also a prizewinner of more than 20 other international competitions.

Born in 1983 in France, he began studying spiano at the age of 7. He gained entrance to the Paris Conservatoire National Superieur at 14. After receiving his Master's degree, he won First Prize awarded unanimously as well as the CNSMDP Diploma of Artist (Doctorate).

He is the prizewinner of 20 National and International competitions, including the Geneva
competition, Maria Canals (Spain), and the Epinal competition (France). He is also laureate of the Cziffra Foundation and the Natexis Banque Populaire Foundation.

Artz has played as a solist with orchestras since his early years, with French orchestras
(Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine for Radio
France) and with the Prague Chamber Orchestra.

He has performed abroad in Austria ( Salzburg), Italy ( Rome ), Sardinia (Cagliari), and in Switzerland, Germany, England (London), Israel ( Tel Aviv Opera house, Jerusalem), Ireland (Dublin) and also in Japan.

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