Date(s) - 12/Nov/2017
In a programme of Otte: The Book of Sounds, No. 1, No. 2, No. 9 and 10; Kurtág: Pieces from Játékok (Games); Bach/Busoni: Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639; Bach/Benabdallah: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit BWV 106; Bach: Aria BWV 988; Kodály: Székely Lament, Méditation sur un thème de Debussy, Liszt: La Vallée d’Obermann and Liszt/Volodos: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13
With a musical heritage deeply rooted in the Hungarian tradition, Marouan 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 – an honour he shares with such artists as Placido Domingo, José Cura and others. After being awarded the First Prize at nearly every major competition in his native Morocco by age 13, Mr. Benabdallah first attracted international attention in 2003, following his triumphs at the Hungarian Radio Piano Competition, the Andorra Grand Prize, and shortly after, the Naples International Piano Competition and many other competitions.