Argentine pianist Uriel Pascucci will perform this solo classical piano concert presenting a series of masterpieces including contrasting Piano Sonatas by Mozart and Scriabin. A highlight is the homage to the French composer Claude Debussy on the centenary of his death. He was one of the most important figures of Impressionism, who also made a significant contribution to piano literature. He will also perform “El Puerto” a brilliant piece from “Iberia” by Albéniz. In addition, Messiaen’s mystical piece from the “Twenty contemplations on the infant Jesus” suite, a XXth Century jewel of the classical repertory. The concert ends with the transcendental “Dante Sonata” by Liszt, a work inspired by Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy”, revealing the composer’s chaotic vision of the inferno.
About Uriel Pascucci
Uriel Pascucci has performed in Argentina, United States, Spain, Italy, England, Switzerland and Germany. He was awarded, among others, the First Prize in the Competition of Annual Selection of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo´s Orchestra in Mendoza, Argentina, and in 2014 he won the Second Prize of the audience at the final concert of the legendary “International Piano Academy Freiburg,” Germany. Recently he was awarded the Second Prize, Piano Soloist Senior Category, at the 2017 London Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition (England).
At the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel in Switzerland, Pascucci pursued a Master of Arts Degree in Musical Performance under the guidance of Tobias Schabenberger. In September 2011, he received the “Stipendium Ruth + Hans Joachim Rapp –Stiftung,” scholarship to study at the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel, along with the generous support of the Fundación Valentín Bianchi. He also was tutored by Cuban pianist Roberto Urbay, and he graduated with Honors from the Escuela de Música de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. He studied piano under the guidance of the Russian pianist Jura Margulis, as part of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, at the University of Arkansas, United States. As a passionate musician, Pascucci’s piano repertoire includes the works of a wide variety of composers, from Baroque to Contemporary music.
October 3, 2018
At 6:30 PM
Wine of honor after the concert.
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle
Doors open 30 minutes before the program. No admittance after 7 PM or once seating is full. Registered guest will be seated on a first come, first served basis.Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee a seat.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required exclusively through Eventbrite.