Int Piano Series 09-10

The International Piano Series is hosted by the College of Charleston and organized by Enrique Graf, artist in residence at the college. Performers include Enrique, his students, and guest artists. A real treat and a bargain for $10 (with C of C students admitted for free).

Bach Keyboard Extravaganza

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
by ChasToday
Bach Keyboard Extravaganza

THE FANTASTIC FINALE to the International Piano Series at the College of Charleston is coming next Tuesday night. It features an all Bach program for multiple pianos accompanied by a string ensemble of members from the College of Charleston Chamber Orchestra and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lorenzo Muti. And all of the... Read »

Enrique Graf, piano mentor

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Enrique Graf, piano mentor

AS PROMISED, below is part 2 of our interview with Enrique Graf, Artist in Residence at the College of Charleston, who will be performing next Tuesday night at the Sottile Theatre. The interview speaks for itself, but here are a few more interesting things you might want to know about Enrique’s background. He was... Read »

Enrique Graf, pianist

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Enrique Graf, pianist

THE INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES at the College of Charleston just keeps getting better—largely due to its founder and chief nurturer, Enrique Graf, who will perform next week in the series’ fourth solo concert this year. CharlestonToday sat down recently with Enrique (see the video below) to get more insight into his upcoming concert and... Read »

Micah Mania

Saturday, February 13, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Micah Mania

THE EVENING of Wednesday, Feb. 10 started with a buzz of of anticipation. Outside, the sidewalk was overflowing. Inside, the Sottile Theatre was filling to the brim—a first for the International Piano Series this season. On the stage, a solitary grand piano stood passively in front of a large sound board. The much awaited... Read »

A Prodigy Among Us

Thursday, February 4, 2010
by Lindsay Koob
A Prodigy Among Us

ANY FAN OF THE PERFORMING ARTS is fascinated by a “prodigy”—a word that my dictionary defines as “a person endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities, especially a precocious child.” Close enough, I suppose—but I think the Germans have a better word for it, namely “Wunderkind,” translatable as “wonder-child.” This term implies a miraculous level... Read »

Guest Pianist, Roberto Berrocal

Monday, November 2, 2009
by Peter Ingle
Guest Pianist, Roberto Berrocal

GET READY for another virtuosic performance next week at the College of Charleston’s 2009–2010 International Piano Series. This second concert in the series will feature Roberto Berracol, another protégé of Enrique Graf. Roberto has been a soloist with major orchestras in South Carolina, including the Greater Spartanburg Philharmonic, the Greenville Symphony, the Charleston Symphony,... Read »

Serenity at the Sottile

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
by Peter Ingle
Serenity at the Sottile

MANY MUSICIANS SEEM to merge with their instrument as they play. It becomes a physical extension of their interpretation and expression. This seems inevitable, but it can also become a barrier to listening. Put simply, the audience comes to hear the music and the musician gets in the way. Hartmut Sauer, however, is a... Read »

Guest Pianist, Hartmut Sauer

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
by Peter Ingle
Guest Pianist, Hartmut Sauer

THE STELLAR College of Charleston 2009–2010 International Piano Series begins next week with a performance by Hartmut Sauer. As promised, we will be providing Lindsay Koob’s program notes for each of these concerts in advance as a way of preparing our readers for the best possible listening experience. Hartmut has been featured in concerts... Read »

Premier Piano Performances

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
by Lindsay Koob
Premier Piano Performances

THE INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES at the College of Charleston has become one of the city’s most cherished performing arts institutions since 1990, which is when distinguished pianist and C of C Artist-in-Residence Enrique Graf founded it. This year’s schedule includes four superb pianists and five concerts that you don’t want to miss. As a... Read »

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