On Thursday, November 4, in the second event of its 70th Anniversary season, the Turlock Concert Association presents pianist Eric Himy, whose technique and delivery has been compared to that of the legendary Vladimir Horowitz.
Himy began piano studies at age six and gave his first concert at age 10. He was 15 when he performed as a guest soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and he made his National Symphony Orchestra debut when he was 19. Himy has played to critical acclaim in the United States, especially at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Recital Hall, and his performances in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, and many West and East European countries have earned him enthusiastic reviews. He is the winner of numerous competitions and awards, including the Gold Medal at the 1988 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, the Kosciuszko Chopin Prize in New York, and top honors in the 1991 Milosz Magin International Competition in Paris.
Himy’s repertory includes a wide range of French, Spanish, and Romantic compositions, and he is particularly admired for his interpretations of Maurice Ravel’s works and of Gershwin compositions.
His CDs include works by Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Liszt, and many other composers.
The concert will take place at the Turlock Community Auditorium, corner of E. Canal and College Avenue, starting at 7:30 pm. Season tickets to the Turlock Concert Association series are still available at $60 per adult, $130 per family (two adults plus children), or $70 per one-adult family (one adult plus children). Single performance tickets are also available, costing $25 per adult or $15 per student (through high school).
For information on this concert, call 209-667-1936 or 209-634-1389. There is also more information about this concert, other scheduled events, and the Turlock Concert Association on their website, www.turlockconcert.org.