SOLD OUT CONCERT TO 1,000+ AUDIENCE IN BOGOTÁ
I have always enjoyed performing in South America for passionate and enthusiastic audiences! After performing for many years with orchestras across Brazil, I made my debut in Colombia earlier in May playing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini at the Tolima Music Festival. After my performance with the orchestra, I was surrounded by ecstatic audience members at the stage door. I signed autographs and took fan selfies for about 20 minutes before the stage crew came to my rescue.
To my delight, I was engaged that same night to return to Bogotá for a solo recital in October 2017. Having just returned from that recently, I’m filled with an unforgettable experience of playing to a sold-out crowd of 1,000 people. To add to the intensity, the concert was being filmed by seven cameras for an upcoming live performance video.
I prepared an all-Rachmaninoff recital including the complete Op. 39 Etude Tableaux, Sonata No. 2, and several transcriptions. The audience’s energy was palpable and it was an exhilarating experience to be playing for such attentive listeners.
After the concert, I spent two extra days in Bogotá listening to the young, talented pianists at the University of Colombia. From beginning to end, the trip was a success and renewed my spirit that classical music is thriving and should be brought to every corner in the world!